Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bewick Way

Gateshead names new route after Thomas Bewick.

"A new pedestrian route from Jackson Street into the heart of the new shopping development will be called Bewick Way in recognition of one of Gateshead’s 18th century cultural heroes, Thomas Bewick."
 see Familiar Names for New Town Centre

Council Leader Mick Henry says: “There has taken a lot of consulting and a lot of negotiating to ensure that our new town centre is something that we can be proud of. We wanted somewhere that matched our expectations and improved the existing shopping experience, and I’m confident we have done that.
“However, it is also important that we recognise something of what was here before and we have tried to do that in the names we have chosen for the development. The choice of Bewick, Trinity and Ellison for street names makes a direct connection with Gateshead’s heritage and ensures that this bold new development shows not only where Gateshead is going but also where we have come from.”

Thomas Bewick moved to Gateshead two hundred and one years ago in 1812. He lived there until his death in 1828. Bewick's earlier tail-piece (illustrated) featuring St. Edmund's Chapel bears the legend: " Vanitas, Vanitatum Omnia Vanitas."

Friday, 15 March 2013

Print & Book making @ 36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton

Sunday 24th March  or

Saturday 13th April
There are still a few places left on the  Print & Book Binding workshops @36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton, the workshops will include the opportunity to buy a simple bookbinding pack with all the materials and tools to get you started.  Each day long workshop introduces you to a selection of simple printmaking techniques onto paper, that can be folded and stitched into a selection of hand made books suitable for your own project or a a series of bespoke gifts.
'Hemy' Theresa Easton & Ian Horn
The workshop is ideal for those with no experience and those needing a refresher course.  Bring a project idea along or take part in the numerous possibilities that can produce your own unique books.
To Book: see booking form attached, BACS payment available on request
Email: Tel: 07981381830
Ouseburn Warehouse & Studios
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle, NE1 2PQ UK
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle and a stones throw away from Gateshead based, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
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Theresa Easton
Ouseburn Warehouse 
Workshops & Studio
36 Lime Street
00 44 (0)7981381830

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sue Scullard

Video Demonstration by Sue Scullard - the winner of the Bewick Prize, 2012.
Visit her website here