Saturday 28 January
12pm – 5pm
The NewBridge Project Gallery space
To celebrate Part Two of Shieldfield Home, we’re hosting a special day of talks and tours around the works on display in the gallery – all made by people who live and work in Shieldfield! We will also sit down and share a community meal in our warm communal area.
What do you make in your Shieldfield Home?
Shieldfield Home is a winter exhibition in two parts at The NewBridge Project.
This exciting artist-run community space invites you inside to see Shieldfield Home – a free exhibition of art, craft and design made by people who live and work in Shieldfield!
Part Two of the exhibition includes around 50 artworks, by artists with studios in the building including Bethany Stead, Helen Shaddock, David Foggo and Cao Zhehao; local residents John Armstrong, Fherisia Dougall and Helen Lunn; and members of the Shieldfield Youth Programme.
The show is a celebration of art made in Shieldfield by local artists and makers – they invite you to join in with their community of artists: whether you are a maker or a curious neighbour, or art enthusiast. All kinds of art, craft and creativity will be exhibited – from drawings and paintings to photography, films and books to craft, design & digital art, floral, textiles, fashion, music & sound. Artworks are displayed in ta custom-designed showroom in the art gallery. Some of the art will be for sale and there is an ongoing programme of events and activities for anyone to get involved.
The NewBridge Project are exploring ‘The Home’ as a theme, responding to their move to The Shieldfield Centre in 2021, which is adjoined to a housing estate, and is in a residential area close to Ouseburn and Newcastle City Centre. The arts organisation, based off Stoddart Street invite you to share your experience of home: what it means to you, its challenges, memories, positives, and potentials! The NewBridge Project have been warmly welcomed to the area and look forward to meeting more of Shieldfield’s makers and artists through our open submission exhibition. Future events will explore ‘the home’ further, through talks, events, exhibitions, and lots of chances to share your experience and meet others,