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New project will see art travel across globe

Annie-Jo Raine, artist Theresa Easton, Lee Farrier, Arch and Lucy Brown, enjoying the Mail Art project in Blyth.

Annie-Jo Raine, artist Theresa Easton, Lee Farrier, Arch and Lucy Brown, enjoying the Mail Art project in Blyth.

A three-month pilot project in Blyth will see inspiring pieces of art made by local people winging their way around the world.

The Mail Art workshops, led by experienced contemporary visual artist Theresa Easton, are taking place each Thursday in August in Richard Stannard House in Blyth, alongside different art activities from another nine artists from across the region.

Organised by arts development social enterprise, dot to dot active arts CIC, the practical workshops will take place until the end of October.

The space was donated free of charge for three months by Arch to enable the courses to be run for free.

Dot to dot active arts’ executive director, Stephen Pritchard, said: “Having this great space, free of charge, has been an enormous help to our project.

“Arch has been so supportive, we can’t thank them enough.

“This project has jobs and skills for local people at its heart as well as creativity.”

Arch Group managing director, Peter McIntyre, added: “Above ground level will leave a definite legacy in terms of the skills local people will gain from it.

“We are delighted the Richard Stannard House space has been put to such great use.”

The plan is for the Mail Art pieces produced to be then sent in the post to USA, Germany, Belgium and the Ukraine where they will be exhibited.

For details and specific times of the workshops, visit www.dottodotactivearts.org

 

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