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This month, Tyneside Cinema launch Projections, their new arts initiative which will offer even more opportunities for artists and audiences to be part of ground-breaking moving image art.

Much of the Tyneside’s previous commissioning and development work in the artists’ moving image field was limited to the Gallery space, but under their new initiative there will be more commissions, exhibitions and cutting-edge creative performance work available for artists, with plans to develop touring programmes and screenings taking place before mainstream film titles to enable audiences to better interact with the work.

Adam Pugh, Tyneside’s creative director of artists’ moving image, explains: “There will be plenty of opportunities to choose to come and see work, and we will also be screening short artist’s films in the cinema so you may also just come across an inspiring, thought-provoking or moving piece of work, that you may not usually encounter.”

There will also be more special events, like those lined up as part of the opening programme which includes a screening and Q&A featuring Portuguese artist Salomé Lamas’ new film Extinçao (Extinction) on Friday 27th April; the launch of a new monthly discussion, development and support group for visual artists, curators and writers on Wednesday 16th May; and an expanded screening of Anne-Marie Copestake’s new film about the representation of female artists, A Blemished Code, with performances from Arab Strap/Sound of Yell musician and artist Stevie Jones on Thursday 24th May.

The cinema are currently looking for curatorial and performative proposals, as part of their biannual open call, visit the website for more information.


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