Gallery opening times:
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 12pm – 4pm
The Ouseburn Community Project use household bricks, supplied by Ibstock Brick Factory in Birtley, Gateshead, to reference the Ouseburn Valley’s unique identity. Working with local residents in the inspiring environment of the Ouseburn Farm, the Ouseburn Community Project has unearthed stories of expeditions into the Ouseburn culvert, vanishing street names and the rules & regulations imposed on workers in the industrial valley. Exhibiting alongside the hand made bricks, Theresa Easton presents recycled dress patterns printed with the rules and regulations of the Ouseburn Pottery and folded books inspired by Wilf Handley’s Domestos Factory.
First produced in 1929 by Wilfred Handley, Domestos was manufactured in the Ouseburn Valley, Albion Road 1940. Based at College works, the factory not only housed Domestos production, but also Stergene and Sqezy.