Engaging Newcastle opening

Engaging Newcastle opening

Despite the bad weather on Friday night the launch of Engaging Newcastle at The Lock-Up Gallery was a great success with a full house. The gallery was packed with people from all walks of Newcastle’s broader community. Mazie Turner  a local artist opened the exhibition while myself and Sharon Douglas Manager, Community Partnerships at Newcastle University also spoke.

The following morning there was a feature article in the Newcastle Herald on the broader project of Engage Newcastle in which I was commissioned to document Newcastle communities. See the article below.

Article and my photos in weekend edition of Newcastle Herald


On Saturday morning I gave a floor talk inside The Lock-Up Gallery  this additional time to answer questions and share some of the memorable stories associated with living in the community for two weeks was great.

Photo- Oliver Nicholson © 2012. All rights reserved.

On Wednesday 22nd August the project and website will be launched here  so stay tuned for further updates. For those based in Newcastle next week you will be able to pick up Hunter Lifestyle Magazine which is running a five page feature of my photographs from this project so stay tuned!

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