The NewBridge Project, Norham House, 12 New Bridge St West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW

Do we need to grow up?

The NewBridge Project, Newcastle

‘From the Press Release’

‘Do we need to grow up?’ forms part of The NewBridge Project’s 5th Birthday, it encompasses an exhibition, 2-day conversation and birthday party – the programme will critically consider and celebrate the nature of artist-led communities and workspace.

What are the rules, interactions and conditions that form and cultivate artist-led communities and workspaces? Do these delicate artist ecosystems have a lifespan, how long before we become the institution we react against – ‘Do we need to grow up?’

The eruption of artist clusters and DIY culture is often counterbalanced with economic stability and redevelopment strategy; forming a complex set of relationships between the people who live in a place, artists, arts organisations and the cultural policy that determines how we produce and consume. ‘Do we need to grow up?’ examines these connections and how particular ecologies evolve beyond a singular movement.

Featured artists: Minna L Henriksson, Julia Tcharfas & Tim Ivison, Agnieszka Polska, James Lomax and Joseph Shaw

The 2-day Conversation will take place on Thursday 10 September & Friday 11 September at The NewBridge Project, BALTIC 39 & Tyneside Cinema

To celebrate the end of the ‘Do we need to grow up?’ and our 5th Birthday, there will also be a Party in NewBridge Project Space on Saturday 19th September, 6pm until 1am.

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