Surface//Philia reports on The Shed in Newcastle for Arts Thread.
As part of Design Event 2010, The Shed opened up its doors to its 36 creative businesses, wanting to encourage members of the general public, other fellow designers and organisations to engage and discover the talent based with this incubation project. Presenting ‘Lost In Translation’ a small exhibition by 12 of The Shed’s businesses, looking at the absences and silences of conversation, stories and literal and literary approaches to design across a their range of disciplines including installation, ceramics, film and sculpture.
The Shed is an innovative development by Gateshead Council where workspace has been provided to support businesses in the creative sector across all disciplines. Design guru Wayne Hemmingway helped to direct and launch the scheme a year ago in November 2009, at the time only supporting 11 businesses. Now two open plan floors divided into bays, offers 36 businesses rent and rate free work space, fast becoming a catalyst for creative growth in the Gateshead area.
We catch up with three of its tenants and ask the same questions for different thoughts on creativity in the North-East: For the full interviews go to: http://blog.artsthread.com/2010/11/design-event-the-shed-interviews/