Are you a Northumberland based photographer or part of a photography club?

Would you like your photography to be exhibited in a street art gallery as part of the Tall Ships Regatta Celebrations?

Northumberland County Council, Active Northumberland, Culture Creative and Headway Arts are working together in partnership on this great initiative to give Northumberland based photographers the chance to exhibit their work on a grand scale along the beach road in Blyth.

100 Photos will be printed on a large 8′ by 4′ boards and will transform fencing along Wensleydale Terrace in Blyth into a beautiful street gallery to be viewed along this main route by thousands of people enjoying the event.

The theme of the exhibition is ‘The space between us – Blyth to Gothenburg’. Exhibition curator Allie Walton-Robson Creative Director at Headway Arts will be looking for work which interprets this in an imaginative way, this could be anything from wonderful landscapes that have already been captured to figurative work made specially for the exhibition – it is open to artistic interpretation.

Criteria for submissions:

  • you must live in Northumberland
  • provide your name & address & email
  • upload no more than 5 submissions
  • ensure you have named/labelled files with your details before uploading
  • meet printers requirements
    1. Resolution: 150 DPI
    2. Format : JPEG
    3. Upload : Upload your submissions to a Folder in Google Drive and share with (You must share to our Google Drive – emailed submissions will not be accepted.)
  • only images which are thought to interpret the theme will be selected
  • organisers decisions are final

Deadline: by July 18th

NB: We can’t accept any files or info after this date.

See our guide on how to submit your photos using Google Drive.


Conjunction Exhibition 2015

“Conjunction was an inspiring piece, documenting incredible work. The collection of words, pictures, photographs and video played with the soundscapes easily filled the whole environment, transporting me to all the wonderful locations in the imagery. The surround shape of the exhibit worked really well to help the audience actively explore between the two screens. The sounds and noises coming from the multiple speakers continued to impress me with subtle vibrations and rumbles, a moving sensory experience. Thank you for memories that will be with me for as long as I am about”

– 9/11/15 Joseph Robson –

Conjunction: 9th-19th November 2015

Part of our New Worlds project funded by Arts Council England, through Grants for the Arts, Conjunction was an immersive installation which combined soundscape from sound artist Jack Burton with projections from Alison Walton-Robson.

The exhibition was a reflection on the creative journey of Learning Disabled artists, who have been exploring and challenging perceptions of their contribution to mainstream art and culture through their involvement in Headway Arts’ New Worlds Project.

New Worlds aligned with Headway Arts’ Come Together Project, funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities, offers Northumberland a comprehensive, high quality artistic programme which champions and supports the full participation of learning disabled artists in the cultural life of their communities.

Alison Walton-Robson, Creative Director at Headway Arts explained: ‘with Conjunction, we are using space as a metaphor and invite the viewer to take time to listen and look beyond their usual horizons, to think about our imagery and question their own expectations. We are creating an intimate space within Headway ArtSpace for this to happen – an interesting platform for learning disabled creatives to be seen, talked about and their voices heard.’


What they said

“Great to see the process unfold within a beautiful installation environment.”

“Very relaxing and atmospheric. Enjoyable.”