Projects

Here are some recent projects & exhibitions we have delivered with different groups & organisations

 
 
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CHAI & CHAT

Chai & Chat Exhibition with GemArts GVEMSG at Gateshead Library until Oct 2019

This exhibition presents textile artwork inspired by each family’s unique chai recipe. Each piece includes a collection of handmade elements where fabrics printed with herbs, sits alongside stitching, crochet and family photographs, handwritten recipes and fragments of maps of South Asia.

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PARADISE GARDEN

Paradise Garden Exhibition with GemArts GVEMSG Group at Gateshead Central Library, April - June 2019 funded by funded by Gateshead Council’s Making Every Contact Count approach

The group printed on fabric and used fabric paints, embroidery, beads, sequins, quilting, ribbons and other embellishments to decorate & finish their prints. As they worked, the peacocks, birds, elephants, trees, flowers, hearts, fish & patterns came to life with vibrant colours and gold lustre to create a collective ‘Paradise Garden’.

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Portholes to the Past

Collaborating with CAP NE, we worked with Age UK North Tyneside Men’s Group at Cedar Grove Community Centre.

The group made drypoint prints focusing on the impact of WWI on Wallsend. Research & background information was provided by Northumbria WWI Project

These were displayed in the Hearts at Peace exhibition at Segedunum, Wallsend until May 2019

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Women on the wall

Making Roman inspired party invitations on Japanese plywood for children & families as part of the ‘Women on the Wall’ event at The Sill, Northumberland National Park for Hexham Book Festival

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Thomas Bewick & the Great North Exhibition

To celebrate the Great North Exhibition, primary children at Newburn Manor school made monoprints inspired by the natural history woodcuts of Thomas Bewick.

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a better future for all women 

Working with GemArts Gateshead Visible group, we made a banner inspired by the 100 Years of women’s suffrage. The banner was displayed at the PROCESSIONS march in Edinburgh.

This has been exhibited at The Spill Festival, Ipswich