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Shieldfield Art Works (or ‘SAW’) is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne. SAW operates on the intersection of contemporary art, theological reflection and community activism. As both an arts space and a project of the Methodist Church, we are committed to understanding how these three spheres can speak, interact and learn from each other. SAW believes art and creativity are integral parts of human life, and with art’s unique ability to articulate, question and enquire, we can enact positive change in our communities and the world. Visit SAW’s Values page to read more about what is important to our organisation.

Shieldfield Art Work’s broad programme includes developing high quality art exhibitions, events, workshops, conferences and publications. Although we support all forms of art making and development, Socially Engaged Art is integral to our practice as an organisation, and is often used to discuss, question and give voice to local and global issues. We have a longstanding commitment to our community of Shieldfield, an area which has undergone rapid urban development. We also support emerging artists by providing opportunities for development, curatorial support and exhibition opportunities.

SAW works with people of all faiths and none – artists, schools, universities, community members, charities, churches, community groups, artistic collectives and other partners. We gladly welcome people of all backgrounds to participate in our programme.

If you are interested in supporting the work of SAW, please visit our Give to Shieldfield Art Works page.

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Creation Story: Mixing Bowl blog week 3
31st March 2020

Genesis 1:6-8 (NRSVA) 6 And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ 7 So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. 8 […]

Creation Story: Mixing Bowl Blog Week 2
24th March 2020

Reflection on light and dark in the Gen.1 for Mixing Bowl. Genesis 1:3-5 Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening […]

Creation Story: Mixing Bowl Blog Week 1
17th March 2020

Over the next few weeks as we are unable to meet in person we are going to be sharing art, reflections and creative activities every Tuesday to help us keep in touch during this time. From now until after Easter we will be reflecting on the creation story in various ways – so to set […]

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