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Exhibitions The Collective Studio


12 - 19 July 2019

L. Roberts & Alice Highet

Preview: Friday 12 July, 6–9pm
Exhibition Open: 13 July – 19 July 2019 (Wed – Fri, 12–6pm)

The NewBridge Project: Gateshead

The two-person exhibition explores the impermanence of being alive, as well as the fleeting existence of the human species on earth. The artworks investigate death, time, and the stillness required to achieve a state of presence.

Influenced by meditation practice and Bhuddist conceptions of impermanence, the artwork explores the ripple effect that our minds have on the world around us, the desire lines we create as we move through the earth and try to own it, and the continuous day-to-day cycles of the natural world that are our wisest teachers. Time, temporality and slowness are paramount in this space, as the work asks the viewer to slow, to listen, and to open.

L. Roberts and Alice Highet are artists supported by NewBridge and Newcastle University’s early career artist programme, Collective Studio (2018-19). Acting as peer mentors, common themes have emerged. The artists have been awarded a bursary to fund this joint exhibition, which is their final project as members of Collective Studio.


Location: The NewBridge Project : Gateshead | 232-240 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ
Open: Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm

L. Roberts (b. 1992, St. Louis, MO) lives and works in London. She is an artist-printmaker who hand-prints from found wood to create large scale installations. Her work explores themes of death, mortality, repetition, and presence. She has an MA from Camberwell College in Printmaking. She has shown her work in galleries around London, Newcastle/Gateshead, and New York City.

Alice Highet (b. 1975, London) lives and works in Durham. She projects moving-image and sound onto sculptural installations of varying scales. Her work explores themes of time, temporality and slowness, creating immersive or contemplative spaces. She has an MA Visual Culture (Distinction) from Durham University. She has shown her work across North East England and in London and been funded by Arts Council and Institute of Physics.

Exhibitions The Collective Studio