Stevie Ronnie will be exhibiting ‘Home’, a new work which explores one of the themes of his Festival of the North East commission Dear Angel. “Do you have something you would like to say to the Angel of the North but want to keep secret? Join artist and writer Susannah Pickering to make a small sealed book for the Dear Angel artwork currently being shown at Globe Gallery, Newcastle.”
Susannah Pickering 10am-1pm Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June
The festival of the North East celebrates the regions innovations and creativity with a programme of events throughout June 2013, involving arts, heritage, creative industries, museums and engineering. As well as showcasing the North East, the festival also heralds the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels, which begin a 3 month residency at Durham University.
“During the 4th weekend in June, I’ll be giving a demonstration of my working practice, alongside other 36 Lime Street artists in the 36 Lime Street Gallery. I’ve been working on a thumbnail biro sketch of the many Bridges of the Ouseburn, which I plan to paint during the gallery opening. Painting the Ouseburn Valley and it’s distinctive bridges lends itself perfectly to the Festival, with its heavily industrial past, giving way to the creative industries in the present. I also wanted to celebrate the Glasshouse and Byker Bridges, both of which have spanned the Ouseburn for 135 years.”
Jim Edwards 10-5pm Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June
Print maker Theresa Easton incites a direct, handwritten response from audiences with her emotive exploration of historical, social and politically driven forms of printed material. Broadsides and Broadsheets historically were single sheets of paper printed on one side with either ballads, announcing events, proclamations or advertisements, often pinned in taverns and cottages.
For Creative Ouseburn, Easton’s broadsides and broadsheets respond to the growing discontent in the North East to the national austerity measures imposed on sections of the community by our current government. Quotes and paraphrase’s, rants and reminiscence by members of the public will be captured and reformed into hard copies and printed using tradition wooden type.
Theresa Easton 2-5pm Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June
36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent for creative artists, and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area. We aim to foster the principles of co-operation in members involvement with industry and commerce, training and education, and leisure and recreational activities.
36 Lime Street is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers.