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Photo Elizabeth Simpson, Red (2021) film still

This past year and a half many of us will have contemplated the notion of time as we used this enforced period of reflection to contemplate the past, the future, the now and ask ourselves various questions like what will we call the time from now? How will we refer to it, if indeed we will? Maybe as an absence, maybe as a monotonous void. Maybe as a time to reflect and radically change one’s outlook and priorities. Maybe all the above, or maybe none.

Loose Times is a new exhibition at Vane, Newcastle that is taking place from 4-8th August and is a selection of Newcastle-based emerging artists grappling with what this time has meant for them. In this playful and experimental exhibition the artists’ work is brought together by themes of darkness, isolation, hope, politics, and the importance of connectivity.

For many of the artists, it’ll be the first time they have shown their work in a physical space since graduating. Featured in the exhibition is work from Sarah Bird, Hannah Christy, Susie Davies, Taya Franco, Ben Haley, Gabriella Jeans, Aidan Knowles-Levitt, Pheobe Law, Tom Lines, Kitty McKay, Micaela Perrot-Barnaby, Rhubarcode, Elizabeth Simpson and Eoin Mackay, Bethany Stead, Matilda Sutton, Thomas Tyler, Roman Vaughan-Williams, Maya Wallis and Emma Wiseman.

Bethany Stead, The Tickler (2021)

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