Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fire Station Commissions: Matt Stokes - Lead Artist

Thursday 25th January, 4 - 5.30pm
Newcastle East Community Fire Station (situated near Byker Metro station), Union Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1EH

Dane Watkins
Louise K Wilson
Anna Woodford in collaboration with Claire Mason

It is with great pleasure that Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service announces the launch of the ART AT THE STATION project.

The Fire Service is showcasing silent moving image artworks at six new Community Fire Stations, sited across Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland. Between 2005 - 6, three artists were commissioned to produce original artworks to be shown on prominent rear projection screens installed above the external entrances of three of these buildings, and displayed on flat-screen monitors inside three additional stations. Throughout the development of the artworks, the artists explored the role of the Fire Service and its activities, and how it interacts with people and groups within the local communities.

You are warmly invited to join us at 4pm - 5.30pm on Thursday 25th January, at Newcastle East Community Fire Station to officially launch the artwork on display at the stations. This event will give everyone the chance to view the artwork on display on one of the outdoor projection screens, and to speak to the artists involved and Fire Service.

Light refreshments will be served.

The Art At The Station project is the result of a collaboration initiated by Commissions North and Art Council England North East between the Fire and Rescue Service, Napper Architects, Jarvis and lead artist Matt Stokes.