Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Come to an art exhibit opening

image by M Padowicz

Sanctuary Artspace at St Edmund's chapel in Gateshead and The Newcastle Gateshead art collective present
A retrospective of graffiti and street art
M. Padowicz
St. Edmunds Chapel, High Street, Gateshead , NE8 1EP (Across from the new Tesco)
Opening night vernissage will be 2nd of September from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, entertainment will include live music, the sartorial and comedic splendour of at least one BBC radio funny man in the persona of the one the only .... Steve Drayton, one fire eater who might be joined on the day by sword swallowers and jugglers. Drinks courtesy of a local brewery and food lovingly made by a trained tandoori chef and other niblies.
2nd-26th Sept, opening hours Mon-Thurs 12-4.. The exhibit features photos of modern street art and murals along with a multi media presentation of contextual images. Graffiti and street art has morphed into acceptable murals and open expression of a media based culture that sometimes seems to forget about struggle and politics in favour of novel or not so novel ways to reflect back what people have experienced and grown to love. It is a mixture of commercialism, civic art and independent efforts that blur the lines between rebellion and filling empty spaces with something thought provoking.

All art on display for sale, orders taken from opening night and throughout the duration of the exhibit. Framing and size of delivered image will determine final price.

Featured artists

Mietek Padowicz: From the North East, of Polish origin, Mietek's work focuses on the visible and less visible traces of Newcastle/Gateshead street art in all it's various incarnations.

Richard Clatworthy : Most recently of India and London, brings a taste of the subcontinent and abandoned sites most of us would not get into.