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@ 36 Lime Street Gallery

Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th November 2013

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November, 11am – 5pm

Saturday 9th November, 6pm – 8pm


Joseph Hillier is best known for his monumentally scaled sculpture for public sites in the UK and Ireland. This exhibition opens other parts of his practice to view. These new bodies of work are made on a more intimate scale and include tentative drawings and digitally rendered objects.

The exhibition includes two digitally made series of sculpture. The first of these groups captures the human body in motion sequentially through time and condenses these frames of movement into singular objects. The capture of human movement through the use of computer animation and CNC machining re-examine modernist experiments by futurists in contemporary, digital terms. The ability to capture and describe human movement through these digital means represents human actions as biomorphic abstracted, tangible and miniaturised objects.

The second of these groups are 3 small figure studies laser cut in steel, these figures appear to sleep or have been knocked unconscious, they are rendered like geological strata in many curving layers. The timelessness and specifics of their making are at odds. Knockout 2 is made from motion capture-data of a boxer knocked unconscious. The piece spawned the further 2 sleeping figures.

Further drawings in the exhibition are made over found fashion photographs of models. Their juxtaposition with freehand drawing creates an ambiguous relationship, and a potent reviewing of the human form in a contemporary context.

“By rendering the human form in new processes and through geometric operations, I aim to re-view ourselves, in many terms: from our atomic makeup to our societal structures. If in doing this I create an image of humanity which belongs to it’s place, the here and now, and yet takes part in a timeless act, to recreate our image in sculptural form, then I may have made something pertinent and beautiful, to hang a question on.”

About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.

If you would like to be informed about the forthcoming exhibitions, or would like to be considered for next years programme of exhibitions please contact with your contact details.

Some amazing photo’s by John Hipkin during Creative Ouseburn weekend Here.

The Ouseburn Valley, a 10 minute walk from the city centre and 5 minutes down the hill from Byker’s Shields road is the citys cultural quarter. Running throughout the weekend of Creative Ouseburn, part of the Festival of the North East, are a series of  creative activities based on the valleys rich history and creative present.  Join in an interactive trail, have a go at printmaking, try your hand at glass painting.  Come along and discover your own creative side.  Take the quest and find out more about your local heritage.  Ever wanted to try your hand at throwing a pot?  Making a book?

This weekend sees the creative partners of the Ouseburn valley such as Northern Print,  Roots & Wings, Ouseburn Trust, 36 Lime Street, Seven Stories, Star & Shadow, Hoults Yard and many other provide opportunities to have a go.

the Ouseburn Valley
the Ouseburn Valley
Stevie Ronnie Dear Angel Photo Credit: Colin Davidson
Stevie Ronnie
Dear Angel
Photo Credit: Colin Davison

Stevie Ronnie will be exhibiting ‘Home’, a new work which explores one of the themes of his Festival of the North East commission Dear Angel.  “Do you have something you would like to say to the Angel of the North but want to keep secret? Join artist and writer Susannah Pickering to make a small sealed book for the Dear Angel artwork currently being shown at Globe Gallery, Newcastle.”

Susannah Pickering 10am-1pm Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June

Jim Edwards sketch Ouseburn Bridges
Jim Edwards sketch Ouseburn Bridges

Jim Edwards

The festival of the North East celebrates the regions innovations and creativity with a programme of events throughout June 2013, involving arts, heritage, creative industries, museums and engineering. As well as showcasing the North East, the festival also heralds the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels, which begin a 3 month residency at Durham University.
“During the 4th weekend in June, I’ll be giving a demonstration of my working practice, alongside other 36 Lime Street artists in the 36 Lime Street Gallery. I’ve been working on a thumbnail biro sketch of the many Bridges of the Ouseburn, which I plan to paint during the gallery opening. Painting the Ouseburn Valley and it’s distinctive bridges lends itself perfectly to the Festival, with its heavily industrial past, giving way to the creative industries in the present. I also wanted to celebrate the Glasshouse and Byker Bridges, both of which have spanned the Ouseburn for 135 years.”

Jim Edwards 10-5pm Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June

Theresa Easton

 Theresa Easton Broadsides Photo Credit: Colin Davidson
Theresa Easton Broadsides
Photo Credit: Colin Davison

Print maker Theresa Easton incites a direct, handwritten response from audiences with her emotive exploration of historical, social and politically driven forms of printed material. Broadsides and Broadsheets historically were single sheets of paper printed on one side with either ballads, announcing events, proclamations or advertisements, often pinned in taverns and cottages.

For Creative Ouseburn, Easton’s broadsides and broadsheets respond to the growing discontent in the North East to the national austerity measures imposed on sections of the community by our current government.  Quotes and paraphrase’s, rants and reminiscence by members of the public will be captured and reformed into hard copies and printed using tradition wooden type.

Theresa Easton 2-5pm Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June

Fiona Gray

Fiona Gray
Fiona Gray
Fiona Gray
Fiona Gray

Sunday 23rd 12 – 5pm  will be demonstrating some new collage wall hangings & clocks. This is a departure from Fiona’s usual style of work, using decorative printed papers, text, beads and tassels. Also on display  a range of handmade cards & some  new Coastal Collection of Clocks, featuring fishing boats, beach huts & sail boats

36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent for creative artists, and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area. We aim to foster the principles of co-operation in members involvement with industry and commerce, training and education, and leisure and recreational activities.


36 Lime Street is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers.


rectangle late show

Friday 17th and Saturday 19th May 2013 7-11pm

The North East’s legendary culture crawl The Late Shows returns on 17 and 18 May 2013. Cultural venues across Newcastle and Gateshead will open their doors from 7pm to 11pm, offering a range of free events, exhibitions and performances.

The warm-up event for The Late Shows will take place on Friday 17 May with a special programme of events exclusively in the OuseburnValley. On Saturday 18 May, museums, galleries and heritage sites will stay open late right across Newcastle and Gateshead.

To find out more, visit the website or follow The Late Shows on Facebook or Twitter.


The studio doors @36 Lime Street are thrown open in an evening  of creative curiosity, providing visitors the chance to explore the corridors of 36 Lime Street.  Established 30 years ago as a complex of studios providing affordable work space, the building continues to flourish with an ever changing generation of creatives.

During The Late Shows visitors will be able to print the 2nd colour of Rachael Kidd’s Origami Frog, this will be FREE but donations welcome. Stock & Time permitting. There will also be a copy of Paul Hughes’ mini litho book for people to read and collect, stock permitting, once again FREE but donations welcome. Plus general browsing and discounts on all the print inventory @ Hole Editions.

 lithobookPrinting in Lee's Studio


 Theresa Easton will be in her studio@36 Lime Street offering the public the chance to contribute to her latest exhibition at Globe Gallery in June, part of  Stevie Ronnie’s (Level 5) & Suzy O’Hara’s creative contribution to the Festival of the North East’s exclusive  Dear Angel.  Come along and leave your own personal message that will be transformed into an original, hand printed broadside.

Stevie Ronnie
Stevie Ronnie

Saturday night (18th May) you will find the doors of The Lit & Phil open to the public from 7-11pm where writers and artists offer interactive tours and have a go activities. There’s the chance to make your own book with Theresa Easton, printmaker, book artist and  BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair organiser.  Another creative project celebrating the Festival of the North East, for two days only, 14th & 15th June, over 30 bookmakers, comic artist’s, zine makers and bookbinders will be exhibiting and selling their work on Level 1.  Also on offer are expert workshops in Calligraphy by Dr Manny Ling & Bookbinder Deidre Thompson.  For full booking details and further information click HERE.

Lit & Phil
Lit & Phil
Poor Art – Arte Povera is an exhibition specially curated for the Late Shows 2013 by Maggie Walker and features new work from 36 Lime Street Artists. The theme is inspired by the Italian Arte Povera group and also references current challenging times. Poor Arte – Arte Povera is in the Entrance Gallery and ground floor level. See image ‘State of Being’ Sue Woolhouse.  Sue Woolhouse and Maggie Walker will also be opening their studios on
level 1.
Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013.
State of Being, Sue Woolhouse
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‘New to 36 Lime Street Studios, artists Zoe Garner and Joanne Mitchell will be opening their new space to the public for the first time and showing their diverse work ranging from contemporary glass sculpture to jewellery and innovative gifts.’


Image  ‘Swell’ (Zoe Garner & Joanne Mitchell) 2012

Sarah Blood Neon work
Sarah Blood Neon work

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Stevie RonnieJim Edwards, Laura Lancaster & Rachel Lancaster Level 5
Theresa Easton & Sarah Blood Level2
Laura Johnston Level 1

Exhibition open 24th – 25th November 2012, 10 am – 6 pm

Theresa Easton Level 2

Printmaking & Book Binding have a natural and fluid relationship and form a major part of Easton’s art practice.    ‘Altered Book Work’ however is a recent phenomenon in Easton’s practice.  The technique can be used to question the changing nature of the book and its importance as a physical object.  Made from recycled library books, ‘Book Case’ presents a collection of altered books escaping not only the binding book cloth, but the case itself.  ‘Book Case’ coincides with a recent announcement, made by Newcastle City Council, of significant major Library closures and job losses in Newcastle.   ‘Save Newcastle Libraries’ is a group formed to fight the closures, with children’s author and Speak up for Libraries Campaigner Alan Gibbons.  Contact for further details.

Book Case by Theresa Easton

Jim EdwardsLevel 5

Last year Jim  returned to Newcastle, after a year living and painting in Northumberland, which inspired a more rural direction in his painting.  Living in Wooler, on the edge of the Cheviots allowed him to immerse himself in the landscape, to fully experience and explore the changing environment.

“Being accustomed to the complex structures of the cityscape, it took some time to interpret the open landscape.  I became drawn to the manmade structures in the Northumberland landscape, of isolated farmhouses and the network of geometric walls stretched over hillsides.”

Crab Claw by Jim Edwards

Laura Johnston, Level 1

Laura Johnston’s glass and light installations transform our experience of architecture and landscape. She works collaboratively with architects  to create integrated pieces, designed in response to the space. Her studio  was established in 1996  and since her recent move to Lime Street new and exciting projects are underway. A range of models and examples of work in progress can be seen in the gallery and in her studio on Level 1

Serpentine Wall by Laura Johnston

Stevie RonnieLevel 5

Stevie is an award winning writer and artist with a background in computing. His work, often collaborative and participatory in nature, spans art forms to produce pieces for publication, exhibition, installation and / or performance.

Bibliotech v1.6 by Stevie Ronnie

Launch party: Friday 7th September, 6pm – 8pm

Opening times: Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th September, 11am – 4pm

36 Lime Street Gallery, in Ouseburn valley, will host the art show “Why so sad?” by Matthew Saxon and Emanuela Marenz.

The two artists have collaborated to create a multi-sensorial exhibition as the conclusive act of an art residency spent in Iceland.

The work is aimed to explore the Icelandic imagery during the “never-ending-sun season” and reveal the personal, abstract experiences of the two artists.

The photographic work is accompanied by instrumental compositions that identify an intimate way of experiencing the portrayed environment.

Emanuela Marenz is a photographer since 2005 and uses the medium to explore her understanding on the contemporary society and to investigate the involvement of people with the environment. She currently lives and works between Italy and England.

Matthew Saxon is a multi-instrumentalist and lead singer for acclaimed Newcastle band Grandfather Birds. He began producing in 2005 after graduating from a music production course at Newcastle College and since that time has produced music for his solo and group projects.

Inchio`stro & Theresa Easton


36 Lime Street Gallery in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley will play host to the Milan based small press publisher ‘Inchiostro`’.  Over the past few months the group have been working in collaboration with Newcastle based Printmaker Theresa Easton, exchanging artwork via the postal service and documenting the progress.

The exhibition explores the nature of collaboration and exchange.

A body of paper based works have evolved between the two parties, expanding into a visual dialogue and narrative.

Marina Chiocchetta, Demis Marturano, Rossella Marino and Monica Rocca form the small publishing house, Inchiostro` working with print, paper pulp and sculpture.  Referencing the procedure in printmaking known as a’ ‘state’ each stage in the production process has been digitally recorded, to be exhibited alongside each finished piece.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to observe the collaboration process at first hand.  Saturday 28th & 29th July 12-5pm visitors will be able to contribute to a word book project with Inchio`stro.

The exhibition coincides with the annual Ouseburn Festival 21st & 22nd July, celebrating the valleys unique creative and cultural environment.  Sunday 22nd July 4-6pm the artists will be engaging visitors in a free, drop-in print workshop offering visitors the chance to create their own Ouseburn print to take away.

21st & 22nd July 2012

28th & 29th July 2012

36 Lime Street Gallery

Ouseburn Warehouse and Studios

Ouseburn Valley



Opening Times 12-5pm

Contact: Theresa Easton



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