In Conversation with Cecilia Stenbom

13th February - 13th February

Berwick Visual Arts 2013 artist in residence returns to Berwick to debut her new film, Rules of Engagement, followed by a Q&A hosted by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival director, Peter Taylor.

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An evening with GÂST

28th February - 28th February

Join our current artists in residence GÂST for an informal opportunity to find out more about their artistic practice, work undertaken taken during their residency in the town to date and plans for their forthcoming exhibition at The Gymnasium Gallery.

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GÂST: Conga Eileen. Spittal Amusement Arcade. 30 Dec 2017. Photo by Sarah Jamieson

BEYOND THE PALE: Walking the Borderlands

11th July - 11th July

Join artist Zoe Childerley to hear about her experiences of walking the 100-mile-long Anglo- Scottish Border as part of a project that began during an artist’s residency in Northumberland in 2016.

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Contagion

15th September - 16th September

Contagion, a powerful new work from leading choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, is inspired by the nature and rapid spread of the Spanish flu virus and will be performed in The Gymnasium Gallery.

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Lucy Clout: Work in Progress

15th August - 15th August

Join us at the Mule on Rouge in Bridge Street where Lucy Clout, Berwick Visual Artist-in-Residence will show a number of recent films and discuss her upcoming exhibition at this year's Festival.

At the midpoint of her six-month residency Lucy Clout will present a screening of previous works which explore themes of loneliness, intimacy and kinship.

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Turner: Northern Exposure - Events Programme

Berwick Educational Association in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts present a programme of exhibition, tours, practical art workshops and lectures inspired by the Turner: Northern Exposure exhibition at The Granary Gallery.

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Tania Kovats in conversation with Ysanne Holt

15th June - 15th June

To celebrate the launch of Tania Kovat’s new exhibition ‘Head to Mouth’ at the Gymnasium Gallery, join Tania for an informal conversation to explore in more detail the ideas and themes within the exhibition.

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George Clark: Double Ghosts - Events Programme

19th September - 22nd September

Double Ghosts is a multi-part exhibition which traverses the Pacific drawing on historical fragments, traces and ghosts from the coasts of Chile to a mountain cemetery in Taiwan. Exploring the status and potential of unrealised and fragmented histories, the exhibition draws together 35mm film, sound recordings, script fragments, photography and archival material filmed and gathered in Chile, France and Taiwan.
To accompany the exhibition George Clarke has curated series of events and workshops at the Gymnasium Gallery that reflect upon the themes of the exhibition and provide a variety of exercises to improve the circulation between the real and the virtual, drawing on animist practice, Taoist philosophy and ecological approaches to life of all kinds.

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Researching the impact of Brexit on rural communties

20th November - 20th November

Moving image artist Gemma Burditt is currently working with Berwick Visual Arts, Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) and Institute for Creative Arts Practice to look at how leaving the EU will affect rural communities in Northumberland.

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Solidarity - a film screening with Lucy Parker

8th November - 8th November

Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled 'troublemakers' for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity is a film about these secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists.

Directed by 2016 Berwick Visual Arts & Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival artist in residence Lucy Parker, who has been working alongside members of the Blacklist Support Group for over four years. Solidarity follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film, revealing the determination of a community working together to find a route to justice.

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The Big Draw: Northumberland Seabirds Online Workshop

24th October - 24th October

The whole family can join in with illustrator Katie Chappell in this online Big Green Draw workshop with lots of fun exercises and step-by-step drawing activities for the whole family!

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