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The Collective Studio is an initiative which aims to give artists in the North East the inspiration, resource and support with which to flourish. It’s part of a collaboration between The NewBridge Project and Newcastle University and its Institute for Creative Arts Practice, and has been producing some fantastic work in difficult circumstances.

A new three-stage workshop and exhibition programme entitled 3rdWAVE brings together the cohorts from the third and fourth year of the project, with the aim of injecting new ideas and concepts into last year’s work. This follows the successful launch of SCRAMBLE in Middlesbrough, which took place in March last year.

This year’s edition was also initially planned as a real life exhibition, before COVID unfortunately curtailed those plans. The pandemic has not, however, dented any of the artists enthusiasm, and the pieces that mark the start of 2021 are every bit as creative and ambitious. Will Stockwell has produced an innovative way to display the artwork which links the third and fourth years of the project. The first wave of the site allows the artists to reflect on last year’s work, the second offers their response and the third wave displays some entirely new concepts, all tied up with a surfer-styled graphics making for an enjoyable meander across the sites and some varied work to enjoy.

3rdWAVE is available to view online now

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