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The NewBridge Project is an artist-led studio and exhibition space in Newcastle and Gateshead and plays host to various artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions, artist development and events.

The first of the exhibitions is the opening of Rose Carved In Rain, presented by gobscure, a self-taught artist, performer and writer, and a homage to the life of Soviet film director, Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990). This exhibition takes place at The Newbridge project, Gateshead and expands across visual poetry, sound, installation and participation. It previews on Friday 17th January, opens proper on Monday 20th January and closes on Friday 31st January.

Next up is the gobscure Valentine event on Friday 14th February (6-8pm) at The Newbridge Project in Gateshead. It’s an evening of gentle love celebrations through performances by artist Ciara Lenihan and Newbridge exhibiting artist gobscure. There will also be beautiful subversive prints by SWAG (Sunderland Women’s Art Group) which will be on display along with a wide range of refreshments like Barry’s tea and edible treats which will have been made with love by purpletasteofmind. There’s also free love hearts for all.

Events that are taking place include Curatorial Collective – Exhibition as Support on Tuesday 14th January (6-8pm) at XL Gallery, Newcastle University, a workshop for independent or aspiring curators led by Dan Goodman. Entry is free.

Later that week (Thursday 16th January at 6-8pm) there will be a free workshop taking place at Gateshead, which offers an in-depth look at Self Employment, looking at tax returns, with specific advice catered to freelancers, artists and practitioners. Then from Monday 27 January – 30 March, 5.30pm there is a 10 week writing workshop led by University of Sunderland’s Dr Alex Lockwood aimed at those who have not previously had a formal education or experience in writing but who are committed to developing their writing skills. It’s FREE but a £10 deposit to reserve your spot must register by 13 January.

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