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Retraced: St Cuthbert’s Final Journey – Paul Alexander Knox

Retraced: St Cuthbert’s Final Journey – Photography Exhibition, Millennium Place, Durham.

Preview: 27th June 5-8pm
Exhibition: 28th June till 3rd August 2013 (open daily from 10am-5pm)

When the Vikings descended on Northumberland in the 9th century the Community of St Cuthbert were forced to flee their sacred and holy island. They gathered up their most precious belongings; the body of St Cuthbert, the head of St Oswald, the bones of St Aidan and the Lindisfarne Gospels, and set on a momentous journey that helped shape England.

In April 2013, Richard W Hardwick, writer-in-residence for Durham University’s School of Applied Social Sciences, travelled with award winning photographer Paul Alexander Knox along the whole route. They visited the locations the Community of St Cuthbert took refuge in, recorded the landscape they journeyed over and told the stories of the people they met along the way.

The exhibition is a visual documentation of their journey.

The Felling, Dawn Felicia Knox

Dawn Knox Mining Institute



Juliet Chenery-Robson work at Eaga House, Newcastle


‘A Diagnosis of Exclusion’ & ‘Unpredictable Patterns’, photographic projects by Juliet Chenery-Robson will be viewable at Eaga House, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle, NE2 1DB on 2 March, 9 March and 16 March from 1.00-2.30pm.

The exhibitions form part of the ‘Life with Art’ programme and are supported by ME North East & ME Research UK

Further Information is available by contacting ME North East, Tel: 0191 3892222

Side Cinema screen Somewhere to Disappear


‘Somewhere to Disappear: Alec Soth’ screening at Tyneside Cinema


Ever wonder what it would be like to escape society and live your life in solitude?

Photographer and Curator Steven Philip Brown is seeking your support to screen acclaimed documentary ‘Somewhere to Disappear’ at the Tyneside Cinema.      Film-makers Laure Flammarion & Arnaud Uyttenhove followed internationally respected photographer Alec Soth across America in search of modern day hermits for his most recent photographic project, Broken Manual.   These individuals find peace in unaffected places of the country, whether it be a cabin in the mountains, a dark cave or in the expansive desert. Each chose to live in a different way. Did they deliberately make this choice? Do they regret it? What are they really looking for? Did they find it?

Sound interesting? If you would like to see the film on the big screen, then with your help we can make a premiere screening of this film possible in the North East. It would be a rare and unique opportunity to see Somewhere to Disappear on the big screen as it would be only one of two screening in the UK, the other taking place in London. All you need to do is donate £8, the ticket price for a seat at a private premiere screening at the Tyneside Cinema at 1PM on Sunday 22 January 2012.
To view the pitch at Crowdfunder click here and donate. All donations must be recieved by the 8th December 2011. If we do not reach the funding target, all donations will be refunded.

Visit the facebook event page here.
For more information on the film including the synopsis visit

Community without Propinquity at MK Gallery


7 October – 27 November 2011

Commissioned artist Laura Guy has recently been involved in the curation of an exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery which explores the roles of contemporary art and communities in New Towns across the globe. The project opens with an an exhibition and a video programme and will present during the exhibition period, six new artist’s commissions, a research laboratory, publication and symposium on the 26 November.

Artists in the exhibition include: Paulo Catrica, Nathan Coley, Cao Fei, Jesal Kapadia, Wayne Lloyd, Vincent Meessen, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Pia Rönicke and Stuart Whipps.

PhotoVoice Training Workshops

PVlogoRGBPhotoVoice are running a 3 Day Training Workshop ‘Designing & Running Participatory Photography’ from 25-27 May 2011 & 20-22 July 2011.

The 3-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to understanding, designing, managing and facilitating a participatory photography project. 
The course covers key aspects of participatory photography including practicalities, methodologies, ethics, participatory tools, facilitation and participatory frameworks. 

Please follow the link to our website, for more information and to book!