Collage Poetry Artist Workshop
August 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Sharing Stories Through the Ages is part of Lindisfarne Gospels 2022. A programme of events inspired by the display of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the Northeast in Autumn 2022. On loan from the British Library, the spectacular manuscript will take centre stage in an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne from 17 September – 3 December 2022.
Celebrating the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Northeast, Newcastle City Library will be hosting a complementary exhibition in the Newcastle Collection Showcase on Level 6 of the City Library from 17 September 2022. Sharing Stories Through the Ages will explore how we have shared stories since the time of the Lindisfarne Gospels with items from our own collections and items borrowed from the British Library & Seven Stories.
The exhibition will also feature two new original artworks by local artist & designer Emma Tominey and members of the Northeast community.
In this 2-hour workshop you will make collage poems inspired by the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the region, exploring modern communication and how we feel about it. These will be printed and bound into a community zine you can take home. These works will be included in the exhibition and then added to the Local Studies Collection at Newcastle City Library, to be preserved for future generations.