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