We invited anyone interested in a Lunchtime Crit session to NewBridge Studios, to chat with guests Mark Jackson and Luke McCreadie. Mark Jackson curated A Bad Policeman is Always Busy, exhibited at Gallery North in 2016 and featured work by Luke McCreadie.
Josh Wilson (NewBridge Studio Member) initiated and led a series of crits for Practice makes Practice. These regular open crit sessions create opportunities for artists to share new ideas and discuss work in progress, while gaining and providing critical feedback within a supportive group of peers.
Mark Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practices at Northumbria University, the curator and co-founder of IMT Gallery, London, and curator of Gallery North, Newcastle. He is part of the research group NEUSCHLOSS whose recent book, The Place of Dead Rhoades, documented NEUSCHLOSS’s Das Träumenat BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art, part of their 2015 Jason Rhoades retrospective. Recent exhibitions include A Bad Policeman is Always Busy (co-curated with Daniel Davies) at Gallery North, Alternative 23 at IMT Gallery, Gallery North and the Worcester City Gallery and俺たちの愛情で世界中を燃えあがらせてやるぜ。やりまくるぞ。 at Angus-Hughes Gallery, London. He completed his PhD at London College of Communication on the tape experiments of Beat author William S. Burroughs. Thisinterest led to a series of exhibitions include Dead Fingers Talk at IMT Gallery and Galleri Box, Göteborg, Silencer at PayneShurvell, London, and Swarms of Black Flies Make the Rose Purple at IMT Gallery. Recent works include the composition This is a game called ‘Hello, hello, here is X.X.’ a limited-edition art-work in the form of a vinyl made from a recorded interview between Burroughs and journalist Roger Clarke, and he is currently working on the exhibition project Feeling Safer, the first physical manifestation of which will open at IMT Gallery later in 2016.
Luke McCreadie is an artist who lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, he studied both his BA and MA in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art in London and he was the recent recipient of the Warwick Stafford Fellowship. His work spans different mediums, centering itself in sculpture but using perfromance, film and music. Luke sees his work as a cross between the clarity in the idea of K.F.E. Trahndorff’s Gesamptkunstwerk and the cacophony of a one man band.
This event is part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists, initiated by The NewBridge Project.
Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.
The programme is open to our Studio Members, and to the wider arts community through an associate Artist Membership. To become an Artist Member please click here.