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Neighbourhood Watch 3

Wednesday 15 June 2022 7 pm - 9 pm NewBridge Gallery

Neighbourhood Watch is a regular screening environment for video makers. It aims to provide a space for divergent video-making practices, outside of our current channels of media distribution.

Wednesday 15 June

7pm – 9 pm

The NewBridge Project Screening Room (off the Gallery)

Video art struggles within online attention economies — Youtube, Vimeo, TikTok, etc. Often, the patience and suspension of judgement that most video art needs cannot be provided by these massive platforms (video art doesn’t make for good clickbait!). As such, Neighbourhood Watch offers a dedicated environment for showing, watching and discussing video art, affording levels of engagement that aren’t currently offered by like-driven social media.

Taking place in The NewBridge Project screening room (next to the gallery), Neighbourhood Watch is an opportunity to show digital moving-image works of all kinds, whether that be computer animation, documentary, abstract video or anything in between. All types of video art are welcome, from lo-res clips filmed on your phone to more ‘produced’ hi-res works. Similarly, it’s a space open to all artists, whether they work exclusively in video or not, and anyone interested in viewing contemporary moving-image works.

Anyone is welcome to share work of up to 10 minutes or come, view and offer feedback. Participants can show clips, excerpts, sketches, half-finished things or fully realised pieces — with an opportunity to briefly say what kind of feedback they’re hoping to get. After showing each work, there will be a moment for others to respond and offer their thoughts. It’s also fine to show something and not talk about it too. This will be a space for all kinds of feedback, allowing for both casual discussion and critical engagement – whatever you want to get out of it.

There will be a digital projector, computer and speakers set up. If you have any questions, you can email NewBridge’s Artist Development Programmer Dan Russell on and email Dan to share a work or bring a USB.

Neighbourhood Watch has been set up by NewBridge members Aaron Dawson-Riley and Liberty Hodes.

Poster by Liberty Hodes.


This event is part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists and the wider arts community.


The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne


The NewBridge Project is accessible. You can find out more here, or feel free to contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.

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