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Fri 26th April 2019


Caitlin Merrett King & Grace Denton | Harriet Plewis & Rhodri Davies | Cherry Styles & Laura Robinson | Competition & Sophie Soobramanien | Sophie Chapman & Kerri Jefferis | Alex Sarkisian & Bahar Yürükoğlu | McGilvary/White | Yeah You | Georgia Lucas-Going | GGAllan Partridge | You F***in Wot? | KOLOKOL

Friday 26 April, 7pm – LATE 

The NewBridge Project: Newcastle 


Join us in the foyer of Carliol House for a night of performance, film and music which has been co-produced by various artist through collaboration. These collaborations are made up of partners, friends, lovers and family, formed through both closeness and distance, admiration and mimesis, love and care, desire and lack.

Unintimacy has been co-curated by artists Caitlin Merrett King and Grace Denton. The duo will kick off the evenings events by presenting new experimental performance works made together but remotely between Glasgow, and Newcastle. The event will feature films by McGilvary/White, Harriet Plewis and Rhodri Davies, Yeah You, and Georgia Lucas-Going, plus more to be confirmed.

Following the screenings local radge pop band GGAllan Partridge, NBP house DJs You F***in Wot and local DJ duo KOLOKOL will play a series of collaborative DJ sets. Dancing is widely encouraged!

This event also marks the launch of Group Show Season 2, a podcast produced by Caitlin during her PMP residency in March 2019. Group Show Season 2 will be released fortnightly throughout the month of May 2019, and available for listening through iTunes and Spotify. The following link includes further information and listening links for Group Show Season 1 produced with 12ø as part of a curatorial residency in 2017

Caitlin Merrett King

Caitlin Merrett King is an artist and curator who uses collaboration as the initial point of point of departure for her expanded artistic and curatorial practices.

Grace Denton

Grace Denton is an artist and writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is excited about the spring, and working as a duo.

Harriet Plewis & Rhodri Davies

Harriet Plewis is a London based artist. Her activity is rooted in moving image, performance and the contexts of feminist pedagogies. Plewis’s projects are concerned with the conditions for co-creation and often draw on sound, movement, interior design, rehearsal techniques and philosophical writings. She facilitates devised exhibitions and film works and is currently developing a practice of ‘expanded reading’ wherein the way in which textual knowledges are exchanged can go beyond a relationship between the lone eye and the page.

Rhodri Davies is a harp player working within the field of free improvisation and loves collaboration with others.

Cherry Styles & Laura Robinson

Cherry Styles and Laura Robinson are artists based in West Yorkshire. Their collaborative practice emerged through their work as experimental noise duo TINA. With a particular interest in the talismans and keepsakes amassed through their friendship, the pair are interested in expanding this shared language, both visual and sonic. An earlier version of Under The 6 Forks Of This Sun was shown as part of a performance at Tor Fest, Hebden Bridge in 2018.

Competition & Sophie Soobramanien

Competition makes (mild) pop music and performs live with a sampler and voice. The songs think about smallness and vulnerability, and build hooks from within their own limited means. Most recent tape ‘You turned into a painting’ was released by Slip in November 2018.

Sophie Soobramanien is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her practice spans film, drawing, performance and writing. Recently, she has shown work at Northern Charter and System Gallery, Newcastle; and alongside Katy Bentham has co-edited and published Eros in Blue. She is currently working on a film-essay based on a four-week research project she carried out in Mauritius.

Sophie Chapman & Kerri Jefferis

Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis make interdisciplinary artworks with people, places and things to explore collective agency and enact prefigurative forms of resistance. By instigating participatory situations they open and occupy space for critical and convivial conversation, inviting those present to re-orientate, unlearn or embody a different way of being. Informed by the feminist practice of doing; common to each work is the desire to bring differing people together and provoke the social imaginary. The results manifest in multiple forms … across text, performance, sculpture and film; both poetic records and reworkings of the residue that lingers.

Sophie + Kerri have made work together since 2015, their practice is rooted in collaboration. They are 2018/19 Artsadmin bursary award holders and part of Peckham Platforms current PEER FORUM. In 2018, they were artists in residence at Scottish Sculpture Workshop and METAL Southend and published ‘private insurrections to loosen public ground,’ an open ended archive collating autoethnographic questions to peoples mothers or mother figures. Their punk band with Giles Brunch – molejoy has it’s first EP launch this year.


Owain McGilvary and Yan White (b. 1992, Anglesey and Bristol) are an artist duo working predominantly in moving image. Their current research is exploring the presentation of masculinity and how images of queer male sexuality seeps itself into our networks and disseminate. Using parody and camp aesthetics as strategies to subvert these processes, the work seeks to question our taste for these desires and how we succumb to them.

They completed their BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2015 and currently completing the Master of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. Recent projects include the MFA Interim Show at Reid Gallery, Glasgow (2018) and NAWKI (Not as We Know it) screening project devised by 12o Collective: Shown at CBS, Liverpool; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; ebc, Bristol; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; HUTT, Nottingham; Ladette Space, London; Limbo, London; serf, Leeds; SPUR, Leeds and The White Pube, online.

Alex Sarkisian & Bahar Yürükoğlu

Alex Sarkisian Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Sarkisian received her MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2014, with an exchange to Piet Zwart Institute, and received her BA in Fine Art and Technological Studies from University of California, Davis USA. She was a Committee Member of Transmission Gallery in Glasgow from 2015-2017. Recent projects include: -ian (solo), Intermedia Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK, 2018; i can’t open the can because my nails are painted, in collaboration with Bahar Yürükoğlu, The Bothy at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow International 2018.

Bahar Yürükoğlu lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Integrating photography, video, sound, and installations, Bahar Yürükoğlu’s works oscillate between the two- dimensional plane and the three-dimensional space, investigating the possibility of translation from one to the other. In her photographic practice, Yürükoğlu reconsiders landscape photography as a genre by staging temporary interventions in natural environments. Her installations, on the other hand, attempt to recreate the intensity of experience and memory linked to a landscape through color, form, and light. She earned her MFA in Interrelated Media 2011 from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston and her BFA in Photography 2003 from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. Selected solo shows include: Maybe I’d like to be like you, artSumer, Istanbul, Flow Through, ARTER, Istanbul (2016), Self-Titled, Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul (2014), Melting North, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA (2013).

Yeah You

Yeah You: “Father/daughter dada-leaning dyad whose improvised musical and geographical excursions will leave your head spinning like a well rubbered doughnut in a car park.” – Qu Junktions

Georgia Lucas-Going

Georgia Lucas-Going’s practice exists in a range of mediums from installation to photography, performance and video art – her work explores themes of stereotypes, power dynamics, also exploring humour and the everyday.  Her constant ongoing theme is ‘SELF TAUGHT SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES’. The work also confronts how identity and ethics are shaped by socio-economic and cultural disparities. Lucas-Going draws from her personal experiences of growing up and living in her hometown of Luton. She is currently at the Rijksakademie, NL.

GGAllan Partridge

GGAllan Patridge are a radge pop band from across the North East, who blasted onto the scene into 2017. They have a unique way of working as a group, rotating their members as and when they need to take a break. We’re looking forward to seeing them channel their raucous energy from stage to decks.

Image Credit: I can’t open the can because my nails are painted, Alex Sarkisian and Bahar Yürükoğlu, 2018.

Practice Makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists. Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.

Accessibility: NewBridge Newcastle has limited accessibility, this event will take place in the Co-Work space of NewBridge Newcastle. We regret, due to the age of our building and its change of use we do not have a functioning lift. Please contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.