Friday, 26 April 2013

Festival of the North East

Bridges of the Ouseburn

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.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June

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