This year we are bringing together stories from up-to 100 PEOPLE who have shaped or continue to shape our neighbourhood.
The idea is simple: record one-to-one conversations between the many different people who live, work, or play here in the residential neighbourhood of Shieldfield in Newcastle upon Tyne. The result will be an exhibition, a feature length film, and a community archive.
For more information about the project visit: 100peopleshieldfield.org
Animation by Graeme Patterson│Drawing by Andrew Wilson│Narrated by Sue Richardson, Sharon Bousfield and Val Middleton
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.
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.