Located in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley, the 36 Lime Street studio group is one of the largest in the north east, with over 40 artists, makers, designers and musicians. The building is open to the public on only a handful of occasions through the year. We would like to invite the Late Shows’ wanderers and adventure seekers to roam our extraordinary John Dobson designed warehouse and browse the wide selection of works produced here. This is a great opportunity to visit our studio holders in their natural habitat, to see and buy their new pieces and to participate in a range of activities.
Spectrum, a specially curated group exhibition on the theme of colour, will be held in the 36 Lime Street gallery space on the ground floor. The exhibition will showcase the diverse ways that studio residents at 36 Lime Street think about and work with colour in their practice.
On Level 1 students from the ‘Passion for Glass’ course will be showing their work in Sue Woolhouse’s studio and doing demonstrations on both Friday and Saturday evening with both Sue Woolhouse and fellow glass artist and studio resident Effie Burns on hand. Designer Colin Hagan will be showing a range of prints and 3D objects, some of which have a typographic theme, in his Level 1 studio where you can also purchase The People’s Republic of Heaton / Shoe Tree merchandise produced as a fundraiser for The Ouseburn Festival.
From 7-10 pm on Friday and Saturday Level 2 artist Theresa Easton will be inviting visitors to contribute to a ‘Stand Up to Trump’ community zine using collage, drawing, text and photo-montage. In Theresa’s studio you can also have a go at printing your own mini letterpress poster and turning it into a mini placard with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to Jordan Valley Solidarity, a Palestinian group struggling under the impact of Israeli occupation. Musician Steve Luck will be doing an hourly performance of his piano pieces in total darkness in his Level 2 studio and Level 2 painter and printmaker Louise Bradley will have a flash sale of small specially editioned prints from 7-11pm on Friday 19th May only.
Lee Turner of Hole Editions on Level 2 will be demonstrating the lithographic printing process with the editioning of a small subscription print by local artist Narbi Price. If you are interested in signing up for this very affordable limited edition print contact Lee Turner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 20th May. The cost is £25 per impression, including P&P, and more information is available here.
On Level 3 ceramic artist Peter Flynn, who has been a Lime Street resident for over 18 years, will be opening his studio to visitors. On Level 4 there is an opportunity to see the work of resident furniture maker Michael Armstrong and to meet artist Anya Kovalieva who has been selected for the Craft Council’s Talent Development Programme, Hothouse. Anya creates colourful contemporary fashion jewellery out of polymer clay and precious metals under the name ‘Oll’. Artist Megan Randall will also be opening her studio for Late Shows: see below for details of some special work that she has created for this event.
Up on Level 5 Hannah Scully will be showcasing some new prints, Susannah Ronnie will be exhibiting stitched artworks and there will be the opportunity to see Stevie Ronnie’s series of Arctic photographs alongside book art and new experimental text works. Stevie’s studio will also feature live acoustic guitar from Jim Ronnie.
Other highlights of the event include the chance to purchase one of Level 4 resident Megan Randall’s exquisite ceramic magnetic flowers, which are being sold on the door as a fundraiser for essential works to our listed building. This is a limited edition so get along early on Friday night to avoid disappointment!