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Goodbye, Niomi!

Posted: 17 September 2021

After three years, Niomi Fairweather, our Programme Director, is leaving The NewBridge Project to become the Curator (Local) at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Since joining the organisation in 2018, Niomi has overseen the artistic programme of exhibitions, offsite projects, performance, events, and artist development, collaborating with more than twenty artists. Over the last three years she has cultivated environments of experimentation, ambition, and collaboration – coordinating a variety of projects that supports the development of local and emerging artists.

We are sad to see her leave the team but it’s great to know she won’t be going too far, and we are excited to see what she develops within her new role at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

We wish her the best of luck!

A note from Niomi:

It has been a privilege and a joy to be part of NewBridge’s radical community these past three years. I want to say a huge thank you to its staff and members for their care, kindness and nurturing. Your creativity and inspiration holds no bounds, and I will be forever grateful for having had the chance to work alongside you. I have learnt so much, expanded my practice to new horizons, and forged relationships that will last a lifetime.

As you know, I am fiercely passionate about local arts. As Curator at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, I will work to champion regional artists and help develop the wonderful talent we have to offer. I am excited to continue working in the North East and hope to create projects that engage with the passions and concerns of our diverse communities.

NewBridge is a very special organisation. It is entering a period of unbelievable potential and I can’t wait to see how it develops. I look forward to seeing it grow and continue to create groundbreaking projects and hope we will be able to work together again at some point in the future.



A new role will be advertised in due course, keep an eye on our News page or join our mailing list to stay up to date.

Image courtesy of Adam Pugh.