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Taking influence from nature’s ability to survive and adapt, new exhibition Habit, Ability! at NewBridge Project considers how we as a species might benefit from the survival strategies found in nature instead of asserting our control over it.

Artists taking part in the exhibition will examine locations which ordinarily seem inhospitable or inaccessible to humans – whether from prohibited access due to legislation or scientific study – including intertidal mud flats, peat bogs, the Arctic and the ocean. Artists will also turn their gaze inwards to look at NewBridge itself, and its environmental impact as an organisation as well as its surrounding spaces, with the goal of understanding its role within broader systems of power.

Artists taking part in the exhibition, which runs from Saturday 9th July-Friday 23rd September, include Angharad Davies and Éliane Radigue, Carrie Ayagaduk, Ojanen, Dani Admiss and Luiza Prado de O Martins, Dwellbeing and Sarah Cooper, For Solidarity and Katie Pollard, Iris Priest and Katy Cole, Laura Harrington, Louise Mackenzie, Michele Allen, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Rob Smith.

A series of events will also run throughout the exhibition, including a grassroots garden party on Saturday 30th July at The Retreat, (Old Bowling Club House), Re:CoCo, Saltwell Park, Gateshead which will celebrate local organisations who have a positive impact on the planet and local people; there’s an improvising sound workshop with Angharad Davies on Saturday 20th August, followed by a performance; the launch of the Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion on Friday 16th-Sunday 18th September; and much more to be confirmed.

Habit, Ability! runs at NewBridge Project, Newcastle from Saturday 9th July-Friday 23rd September.

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