Visual artists' view on town history

Berwick Visual Arts is inviting people to find out more about its current artists in residence in the town.

Saturday, 24th February 2018, 08:54 am

GÂST visual artists Laura Mahony and Dale Fearnley and their practice use archival material, sculpture, performance and time-based media to survey folklore, myth and its curious relation to site.

They have spent the past six months living and working in Berwick as artists in residence, in partnership with the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.

The event at The Maltings on Wednesday, at 6pm, will be an informal opportunity to find out more about their artistic practice and work undertaken taken during their residency in the town to date.

GÂST has been exploring the material and cultural identity of three venues of historic and community importance – The Berwick Brown Bear pub, the promenade Amusement Arcade at Spittal, and Shielfield Park, home to Berwick Rangers FC.

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GÂST is considering what it means to ‘historicise’ these sites through echoes of collective memory and identify objects of localised cultural significance that mark such reverberations.

The event is free, but tickets should be booked in advance via berwickvisualarts@maltingsberwick.co.uk on 01289 333075.