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Newbridge Project Promises from Paradise Rebecca Romero Igor Tavares Beatriz Lobo

Opening Night: Promises from Paradise

Friday 1 April 2022 5 pm - 9 pm NewBridge Gallery

Come along to the opening of Promises from Paradise, an exhibition curated by Beatriz Lobo with new works from Rebeca Romero and Igor Tavares exploring the role of community healers in the Global South, alongside Western societies’ search for ‘wellbeing’.

Opening Night Friday 1 April 2022

5-6pm Family Friendly Hour
6-9pm General Preview
6.30pm Performance by Igor Tavares

The NewBridge Project Gallery Space 

Normal Exhibition Open Times: 1 April – 25 June, 12-5pm Wednesday to Friday

Promises from Paradise is an exhibition of new work by artists Igor Tavares and Rebeca Romero. To celebrate its opening, The NewBridge Project Gallery space will be open through the evening for a chance to preview the work and enjoy a performance from artist Igor Tavares.

Tavares and Romero worked with curator Beatriz Lobo to explore themes of ancestral knowledge, cultural identity, belonging, community building and potential futures. This has resulted in new artworks using textiles, ceramics, sound and performance. Departing from discussions around community healers in the Global South, Beatriz, Igor and Rebeca debated the challenges presented by contemporary Western societies in the search for ultimate wellbeing: can we ever achieve it from where we stand?

Refreshments available.

Poster by Jonathan Ortiz


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


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