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Red + Green = Yellow – Artist Talk and Exhibition Video Launch

Tue 8th December 2020 Online

Red + Green = Yellow is an experimental exhibition which explores visual communication through imagination, abstraction and making. The exhibition was due to open in November, however in light of the recent developments and Government guidelines this exhibition is temporarily closed. We would love for you to join us for a virtual introduction to the show, along with a short discussion between artists whose works feature in the exhibition. This will be an opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about their approach to the works they developed.

FREE, everyone welcome
Please sign up here if you would like to attend.

Event Guide:

General housekeeping and Introduction to Overmorrow
Niomi Fairweather (NewBridge Programme Director)

Introduction to Red + Green = Yellow
Jenny Mc Namara (North east based Curator and Artist)

Brief Introduction to the Artists and their Practice
Abi Freckleton
Catriona Beckett
David & Melissa Eveleigh-Evans
James Ellis
Theresa Poulton

Video Launch of Red + Green = Yellow
Video by Matt Pickering (North east based artist and NewBridge Studio Holder)

**Comfort break**

Artist Talk
Each artists will discuss their approach to the exhibition and the works they developed

Time for Discussion
This is an opportunity for the audience to ask any questions

Please note that this event will be held on Zoom, and access will be shared on the day of the event through email. The document below includes further information about Zoom etiquette and best practicesIf you have any questions about this, or any particular access requirements please contact Niomi Fairweather.

Red + Green = Yellow

Through an open call, artists Abi Freckleton, Catriona Beckett, David & Melissa Eveleigh-Evans, James Ellis and Theresa Poulton were selected to make a new work as a visual response to another work. At the start of the process each artist was provided with a photograph (without any further information) of an artwork by another artist, using their immediate visual reaction as inspiration they have been commissioned to create a new artwork in response to that image.

The exhibition is currently presented at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead and features both the original artworks, along with the newly commissioned works.

Red + Green = Yellow considers both the neural and artistic processes that takes place when developing a commissioned work, and through this process we are particularly interested in the immediate reactions and the responses to the photographs. Processes like these will be explored through a series of workshops and events which will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. Within these events we are keen to include a wide range of voices from both artists and scientists who explore both vision and perception within their fields of practice, as well as the common and diverse approaches made when responding to new information or visual cues.


Launched through the months of November 2020 – May 2021 the festival will include a series of commissions, talks, screenings and events which explore our collective futures with audiences, members and communities.

Throughout this programme The NewBridge Project would like to foster practical conversation that acknowledges discomfort, embodies varied agendas and recognises privilege, breaks down silos and, ultimately, creates a space for a new kind of growth. Through collective dialogues, together we can proactively and collectively shape the future we want. Please follow the Overmorrow programme for further information about up-coming opportunities. Overmorrow has been developed and produced by The NewBridge Project: Programme Committee.


Image Credit: Mathew Pickering



This event is accessed remotely online.