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Appetite and Newcastle BID Presents: DUST Rising’s Every Other Seat

Appetite and Newcastle BID Presents: DUST Rising’s Every Other Seat

Appetite and Newcastle BID Presents… DUST Rising’s Every Other Seat

Every Other Seat is an exhibition created and curated by DUST Rising and brought to Newcastle-under-Lyme by Appetite and Newcastle BID. Every Other Seat features chairs transformed by artists into works of art! All 15 of the seats are unique and individual, created in response to the pandemic’s impact on the arts.

And now we are thrilled to be bringing them to Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre as a reminder of the importance of artists and performers to our communities. Along with the original 15 seats, we are excited to share 4 new additions to the exhibition, created by students at Regent College.

In March, we welcomed 7 new artist Seat commissions to new windows in the city centre, along with 2 poetry commissions. This includes seats from art students at Newcastle College which can be seen in the window behind the ex-Dorothy Perkins store.

The seats can be seen in the window of ex-Dorothy Perkins store at the Roebuck Centre and in the window of the old Lancaster Building, Newcastle from Tues 16 February to Sat 24 April.

Learn more about the artists behind Every Other Seat the at the Roebuck Centre here.

Learn more about the students at Regent College here.

Learn more about the artists behind Every Other Seat at the old Lancaster Building here.

Read Stephen Seabridge’s poem, ‘Old World’, here.

Learn more about the students at Newcastle College here.

Read Gabriella Gay’s poem and see their seat here.

Access and Useful Info 

  • Please support us by adhering to our COVID-Safe measures whilst enjoying Every Other Seat: Hands / Face / Space
  • Please adhere to the national guidelines when visiting Every Other Seat 

 

Every Other Seat was first commissioned for Stoke-on-Trent City Centre by Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID and supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and presented on 18-19 September 2020. Appetite and Newcastle-under-Lyme BID are pleased to commission and present a development of the first project and to support Dust Rising and the commissioned artists through this project.

 

About DUST Rising 

DUST Rising originated as an exhibition in support of Stoke-on-Trent’s UK City of Culture bid and has exhibited in many, non-traditional venues since 2016. The Every Other Seat project was first developed for Piccadilly in Hanley in September 2020.

 

Images taken by Ben Farr

 

Appetite is an Arts Council England-funded Creative People and Places programme, led by New Vic Theatre in partnership with Partners in Creative Learning, 6Towns Radio, Staffordshire University, Newcastle BID (Business Improvement District), Keele University and Go Kidsgrove.

Event Info

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Tues 16 Feb - Mon 22 Mar

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