Take Over 2020

Four artists will Take Over the SAW gallery and stage four short exhibitions in order to explore new ways of exhibiting outside of the studio context.

Exhibition Open: 11am – 4pm, Tue, Wed & Fri | 1 – 4pm, Sat

Launch Including Bring and Share Meal: 6 – 8pm, 7 Feb

Tentative Boundaries | Adonia Hirst | 5 – 13 February 

Meal & discussion: 6:30 – 8:30pm 11 February

Workshop: 11am – 1pm, 11 February

Adonia Hirst investigates movement and interaction with large-scale textile sculptures, inviting viewers and participants to touch, feel and envelop themselves in fabric.

Will it Still Matter? | Claire Coates | 19 – 27 February 

Meal & discussion: 6:30 – 8:30pm, 25 February 

Through a series of delicate sculpture and zines, Will it Still Matter? asks what the people of Newcastle can do to reduce our impact on the environment

Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III] | Matt Pickering | 4 – 12 March 

Meal & discussion: 6:30 – 8:30pm, 10 March 

Fiddle Blanket Workshop: 1 – 3pm, 12 March 

Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III] explores the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the way we see, interpret and understand the world around us.  Experienced through the fictional eyes of Martha, this series of surreal and intersecting narratives creates a complex portrait of living with Alzheimer’s.

Hide & Seek | Kirsten Murray-Borbjerg | 18 – 26 March 

Meal & discussion: 6:30 – 8:30pm, 24 March 

Hide & Seek tells the hidden stories of the residents of Meadow Well, showcasing the creativity, resilience and imagination of a community through art inspired by street games, fairy tales, local art and local history.

In light of government advice in relation to Coronavirus, and in line with other public art galleries, SAW had to close until further notice. So the final Take Over exhibition and events were postponed.