Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mike Pratt: "SPECTRUM", NewBridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

SPECTRUM curated by Matt Hearn

Sebastian Trend
Adam Hogarth
Mike Pratt
Thomas Whittle

NewBridge Space
18 Newbridge Street West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Open Mon - Sat 12-6pm

Preview: Saturday 14 May 2011 6pm until 10pm
16 May - 11 June 2011

The exhibition opens as part of NewcastleGateshead's Late Shows and will run from 16th May until 11th June.

SPECTRUM is a recently formed group of emerging artists whose individual practices share common concerns of colour theory, throwaway culture and auto-destruction. The exhibition attempts to be more than a showcase and investigates the roots of these artists' practices.

The SPECTRUM group and exhibition curator Matt Hearn will be hosting a talk, taking place on Saturday 21st May at 4pm, enabling people to gain a unique insight into the SPECTRUM project.

To coincide with the exhibition, the launch of the first SPECTRUM Almanac will take place at the closing event on Friday 10th June 6 until 8pm. Included within the Almanac are written contributions from Cathy Lomax, Hugh Dichmont, Paulette Terry Brien and John Beagles. It will also include the work of local, emerging writer Rory Biddulph. SPECTRUM Almanac will be an annual publication which aims to develop critical dialogue within contemporary arts in the North East.

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