Shieldfield Art Works Blog
Hospitality: At the Threshold
4th June 2020

In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. There are several essays within it that explore different aspects […]

Gratitude: a Mixing Bowl Blog
2nd June 2020

I’m involved in leading mindfulness sessions at the Northumbria University. At the moment the sessions don’t include gratitude exercises, but I’m working on it because research does keep showing up strong correlations between practices cultivating conscious gratitude and good mental health outcomes. Indicators of happiness tend to improve and incidence of and severity of depression […]

Bearing Witness
28th May 2020

Our origins as ‘Holy Biscuit’ came from a partnership between the Biscuit Factory and Newcastle Central and East Methodist Circuit with the refurbishment of Shieldfield Methodist Church into Holy Biscuit art gallery. In 2009, Methodist minister Rev Rob Hawkins and The Biscuit Factory owner Mr Ramy Zack shared a vision, a creative new use for […]

Bearing Witness: The Chief End
21st May 2020

In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. There are several essays within it that explore different aspects […]

Introduction to the Publication
14th May 2020

In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. There are several essays within it that explore different aspects […]

Creation Story: Mixing Bowl Blog Week 9
12th May 2020

In thinking about creation in Genesis, we now jump over a bit. We’re going to focus on the second story of creation which puts Adam and Eve and the garden of Eden at the centre. This is a separate story with details that don’t really harmonise with the narrative of chapter 1 to 2:3. So […]

A Prayer of Welcome
7th May 2020

In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. The content begins with this prayer of welcome, which is […]

Creation Story: Mixing Bowl Blog Week 8
5th May 2020

And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of […]