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All We Are Saying - The Peace Blanket

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In the Winter of 2014 a Sunderland based artist called Barrie West decided he had had enough of seeing all the sad and upsetting news items from across the World, often showing distraught parents fleeing devastating situations with their children. He decided to do something about it and from that came 'All We Are Saying', an international “shout out” for peace, a series of exhibitions in Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle, Liverpool, Germany and the Netherlands in September 2015. The 'Peace Blanket' was developed as part of the response to this 'call out' by artists and became the concluding part of the Newcastle exhibition at the Holy Biscuit. Including over 90 individual squares, with some being sent from as far afield as Sri Lanka and America. Each of the squares evoked the meaning and feeling of peace, producing a blanket that becoming a collective symbol of peace. The Peace Blanket was co-ordinated by Margaret Graham and Louise Underwood. Along with The Peace Blanket, other locals, have installed their own personal artistic statements. Barrie West, Colleen Fernandez, Dee Thalia Shaw, Patrick Snape, Jayamini de Silva, Victoria Leeks, Jean Spence and Louise Underwood
Contact Details: Rachel Horton Tel: 0191 433 8445
Venue: Bewicks Gallery Space, Gateshead Civic Centre
Accessibility: Fully accessible - please contact us if you have any special requirements
Additional Information: Free
Age Range: All ages appropriate
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