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White hands holding 3 glass marbles with different world maps painted across them. The text across the bottom reads 'Tip those worlds over, fast.'

balancing worlds on a walking stick

Published: 31 May 2022 Author: gobscure, Lindsay Nicholson & Kitty McKay

As part of gobscure’s Practice Makes Practice Residency, they have been producing a series of short films, one for each week of their residency in collaboration with NewBridge staff and others around the building.

balancing worlds on a walking stick

A conversation between gobscure, Lindsay Nicholson and NewBridge’s Marketing Coordinator, Kitty, about worlds balancing on walking sticks, decorative spoon rests, Hello Kitty IUDs and the right to play.


Worlds balancing on a walking stick assembled by gobscure and Kitty McKay

Video and subtitles by Kitty McKay

Access support and paper ball throwing by Lindsay Nicholson


gobscure makes art – sound – performance as gobscure, and writes as burn. They have long worked with creative resistances: ‘small’ spaces where power tips. Their residency will introduce and expand on chokepoints: chokepoints are blockages that disrupt systems.

Their residency will take place over 4 weeks: the first at the end of April, the second week at the end of May, the third at the end of June and fourth in July. The first part of their residency will engage with and focus on staff and outsiders to NewBridge. gobscure will use publicly accessible spaces like the Shieldfield area surrounding NewBridge, the bookshop and the gallery for walking, rolling, strolling, eating together and asking questions.


Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to manage their artistic career, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond. We do this through a regular programme of:

events / workshops / opportunities / talks / field-trips / exchanges / mentoring

Helping create a forum for shared learning, critical conversation, space for networks to cultivate and alternative models of practice to develop.

Practice makes Practice is programmed through suggestions from studio and associate members, ensuring what we do is artist-led and develops in response to the needs and interests of our members.

We are open to all suggestions, ideas, events, people, methods and opinions you would like to put forward to the Practice makes Practice programme. We can provide bursaries to invite artists, organisations and industry specialists to NewBridge.