NEWS: Art Stops Returns | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed

Image: Emma 2 by Josie Brookes

During lockdown in 2020, artist Peter McAdam showcased new national and international artwork, jazzing up bus stops all over County Durham. Art Stops had the aim of delivering works of art directly to an audience on the street rather than in a gallery, as McAdam explained: “I wanted people to see international artist’s work on display at the end of their street.” This exciting, innovative project attracted local press and TV coverage and is set to do the same once again this December when it returns to bus stops throughout Durham.

This year, alongside some of the artists from the previous iteration of the project, McAdam is bringing together two community groups – a mental health group based in Gilesgate and a children’s care charity – who will design their own posters. Using a public platform such as bus stop panels to display artwork is a great way to reach people where they are and communicate original ideas.

An interactive map will indicate the unique artwork on selected bus panels in Chester-le-Street. Framwellgate Moor and Gilesgate. Set up to source exciting and thought-provoking images to display in public spaces such as bus shelter panels, adverting billboards, interior and exterior projections, art rentals and public art commissions, Art Stops is committed to bringing art out onto the streets so keep an eye out! You never know what treasures you may stumble across.

Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout