Preview: Friday 13 September 2019, 6-8pm

Exhibition: 17 September – 15 November 2019

Discussion Evening: Tuesday 8 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Workshop: Friday 27 September, 10am-1pm

Community not Commodities seeks to explore the emotional value of home and communities, in an age when financial value is often placed before community value. Using printmaking, a medium often used to express protest, Community not Commodities features an exhibition, events, workshops and discussions, which ask questions, both practical and emotional, about housing and community. The exhibition will feature work by printmaker Theresa Easton, original 1970/80s protest movement posters, printing by local artists and an outdoor print protest installation.


Friday 13 September 2019, 6-8pm

A preview celebration with a bring and share meal. Please bring some food to add to the feast. 

Printed Journal Workshop with Theresa Easton

Friday 27 September, 10am-1pm

Using a range of printing and collage techniques, participants will have the opportunity to design a handmade journal with a fold out poster. Inspired by the exhibition Community not Commodity and the outdoor printed protest posters, participants will be encouraged to experiment with printmaking processes and develop some simple bookmaking skills. There will be a bring and share lunch afterwards so please bring some food to add to the feast. This event has a maximum of 15 spaces so to sign up for a place please email or telephone 0191 447 6811.

Discussion Evening

Tuesday 8 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Join us in sharing a meal together, looking at the exhibition, and a conversation about art, protest, housing and community. As part of this discussion we’ll share stories, experiences, knowledge and possible solutions. All welcome. This event is organised as part of Mixing Bowl.