Untitled | West End Women

9th & 10th June plus Drop-in Workshops

By on April 29, 2018

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June, 12 noon – 4pm
or by appointment Wednesday 6th – Wednesday 13th June

Drop-in Macrame Workshops Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th, 10am – 11am

West End Women is a participatory arts project that was developed as part of Newcastle City Councils Artist in Residence programme and is led by artist Cath Campbell. This residency brought together a small group of women from the West End of Newcastle to meet regularly to make things, meet new people and talk about life, family and motherhood.

For ‘Untitled’ (2018) we have used macramé to create a series of large-scale sculptures which are hung together to create a beautifully decorative landscape of architectural forms and imaginative potential.

The work takes a craft process (macramé) and turns it into sculpture, takes the domestic object (string and a child’s toy) and turns them into geometry and architecture, and transforms something small, soft and delicate (string) into brightly coloured monumental forms to be walked around and through.

The participative nature of this project and the collective process of making the work sits firmly within a broader narrative of feminist art and the history of fibre art pioneered by women artists from the 1960’s onwards.

You can follow the group on Instagram @WestEndWomen
For more information or to arrange an appointment to visit the exhibition please contact cathcampbellstudio@gmail.com

 


The former 36 Lime Street Gallery was established in 2009 as an artist run space to provide a platform for emerging and established artists to experiment and take risks with new work. Selected by committee from an open call, 8 proposals are selected and exhibited throughout the year.

The gallery space continues to provide a platform as 36.