ENERGIES: Blyth’s Industrial Pasts and Energy Futures
July 7th 2021
ENERGIES is a new exhibition which features work by nine regional artists to explore how industrial change is affecting Blyth.
Work by artists from The Stars and Headway Arts’ Creative Director Allie Walton-Robson feature in the exhibition, which has been commissioned by Newcastle University as part of a larger research project that has a creative and participatory ethos at its core.
The artworks express how the artists see Blyth’s industrial past linking to the transformation and the types of energy used to sustain both life and work.
The aim is to cultivate a wider inclusive discussion about how renewable energy industries are understood and received by local communities with a fossil fuel industrial heritage.
Visitors are encouraged to share their own thoughts and reactions to Blyth’s energy futures.
ENERGIES consists of two separate exhibits curated by Dr Clifton Evers, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, and it will also be available to view online. You can visit the main exhibition at Headway Arts and the satellite exhibition at RePUBlic Gallery, (just a short walk away from Headway Arts through Blyth town centre.)
Artists: The Stars, Headway Arts; Russell Coleman; Michael Cunliffe; James Davoll; Ronan Devlin; Clifton Evers; Robert (Bobzilla) Page; Beth J Ross; Alison Walton- Robson.
Open Friday 9th – Sunday 25th July 2021, 12pm – 5pm in the BigSpace at Headway Arts. Booking not required. Social distancing & Covid-safety measures in place.
>> Read more here: Newcastle University Press Office.