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The thought of an arts-collective exhibition about artist-led collectives might make your brain explode, but NewBridge Project’s Do We Need To Grow Up? asks some thought-provoking questions. Reopening at the New Bridge Street gallery from Tuesday 1st until Saturday 19th September, the exhibition looks at the rules, interactions and conditions that surround artist-led communities and workspaces. Becoming part of a likeminded organism of artists working towards a shared goal can be a rewarding experience, but can the reliance on these fragile ecologies threaten their very existence?

Alongside the provocative exhibition, a two day conversation will also be taking place on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September at NewBridge Project, BALTIC 39 and Tyneside Cinema, which will look at repurposing empty buildings for creative endeavours. Bringing together artists, organisations and local authorities, as well as those in academia, the 2-day Conversation attempts to explore the models and approaches of creative hubs and how to sustain them and what the necessary conditions for artistic hubs are. Culminating in a screening of 72-82 about the historic Acme Studios, which will be followed by a Q&A with co-founder and chief executive of Acme, Jonathan Harvey, the events will be a valuable and insightful look into a cultural phenomenon.

Do We Need To Grow Up? is at NewBridge Project, Newcastle from Tuesday 1st until Saturday 19th September. 2-day Conversation takes place at the gallery, BALTIC 39 and Tyneside Cinema on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September.

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