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Shieldfield’s NewBridge Project welcomes a new exhibition which investigates the role of community healers and our increasingly discussed search for ‘wellbeing’. Taking place from Friday 1st April until Friday 25th June, Promises From Paradise has been curated by Beatriz Lobo and features textiles, ceramics, sound and performance from contributors Rebeca Romero and Igor Tavares.

To investigate the exhibition’s subject matter, the artists collaborated on research to explore themes of ancestral knowledge, cultural identity and belonging, looking at how communities build around healers in the Global South, while also debating the challenges associated with the search for wellbeing.

The exhibition continues to build on the gallery’s five-year framework proposed for their Blazing New Worlds project; asking questions around practices of care and what that may look like in the future, the exhibition delves into the healing potential of everyday ritual, touching on technology, the human quest for spiritual experiences and creating connections with ourselves and the wider world.

Promises From Paradise is exhibited at NewBridge Project, Newcastle from Friday 1st April until Friday 25th June.

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