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Shieldfield Home

Part 1: 3 December - 22 January; Part 2: 28 January - 25 February 12pm - 5pm

Shieldfield Home is an exhibition of art, craft and design made by people who live and work in Shieldfield! This special winter show celebrates our home in The Shieldfield Centre and the work that is made our neighbours and members.

The NewBridge Project invites you to their winter exhibition in two parts: Shieldfield Home.

Part One: Saturday 3 December –  Saturday 21 January, Opening Party: Friday 2 December 6pm – 9pm.

Part Two: Saturday 28 January – Saturday 25 February, Opening Party: Friday 27 January 6pm – 9pm.

The NewBridge Project Gallery space

A celebration of art made in Shieldfield by local artists, makers and NewBridge‘s own artist community! 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 will be displayed in their custom-designed showroom in our gallery. Some of the art will be for sale and there will be full programme of events for anyone to get involved in. 

We made Shieldfield our home back in October 2021 and we have been warmly welcomed to the area and look forward to meeting more of Shieldfield’s makers and artists. 

Shieldfield Home starts off The NewBridge Project’s theme ‘The Home’. They will be producing a long term programme of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops which explore ‘The Home’, what it means in their community and space in Shieldfield.

Shieldfield Home: Open day!

A day of free activity to celebrate the opening of Shieldfield Home on Saturday 3 December, our exciting winter exhibition showcasing art made by those who work and live in Shieldfield!

The Home

“… can be a firm basis for a fruitful world economy, world household, as the meaning of ‘economy’ actually is ‘household’.”

(Louwrien Wijers, 2021)

‘The home’ is a new theme which will be explored over the next two years. It responds to The NewBridge Project’s recent move to the residential area of Shieldfield in Newcastle upon Tyne. We will be thinking through this subject together and with others through a programme of exhibitions, events, projects, collaborations and workshops.

Much of our work as an organisation will be viewed through the lens of this theme and lateral approaches or potential projects relating to the home could include but are not limited to…

Ideas, realities and histories of housing

Housing insecurity

Migratory experience

Transient housing

Tenancy and land rights

Domestic design

Personal collections

Family and community

Dissolving boundaries between work and home

Thresholds

The exposome

Kin, not population

Anthropology of the home

Archiving communities

Environmental impact of the home

Community formation

Garden and Home Design

Non-human dwellings

Domestic habitual practices

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