Andrew Wilson is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. His practice involves working independently and in collaboration with many other individuals, groups and organisations.

Andrew is a studio holder at The NewBridge Project, a steward for the community co-op Dwellbeing Shieldfield, and a member of West End Housing Co-op. He has more than a decade of experience working with organisations who support adults facing various forms of social exclusion in creative activity.

Andrew’s collaborative practice often results in slow, invested, and thoughtful projects that emerge from existing relationships including:

– 100 People: a video/archive portrait of a residential neighbourhood with a focus on co-ordination and coexistence.

– Shieldfield Community Cup: a co-organised community football tournament which welcomes all regardless of age, gender or ability.

– We Are Our Media/Eclipse: a do-it-ourselves approach to journalism and tabloid newspaper that celebrates and connects marginalised people and projects across the North east.

 

The NewBridge Project The Shieldfield Centre 4 – 8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street) Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AL

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Current: Andrew is working with residents, community initiatives and arts organisations, in the residential area of Shieldfield to co-create a feature film and community archive under title ‘100 People, a portrait of co-existence’.

2021: Andrew’s short film This Trust Idea was screened at Side Cinema alongside Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Rojava Film Commune, and Unicorn Riot as part of their Collective Now season.

2019: Andrew undertook a two-month artist residency at ZK/U in Berlin. Co-funded by The NewBridge Project and Durham University, Andrew created the short film Nasa Lie the Earth is Flat no Curve which has been screened in several cities including Berlin, Rotterdam, Leeds, and Newcastle.

2016-19: Andrew co-initiated We Are Our Media, a ‘do it ourselves’ approach to tabloid journalism. Supporting 100+ participants in more than 20x workshops, the project created 2x 32-page tabloid newspapers, The Eclipse, distributing more than 28,000 copies across the north-east.

2018-19: Andrew undertook an artist residency with Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) entitled NorthEastEnders. Via workshops, screenings, public forum, and celebration events the project supported residents diverse in age and ethnicity to collectively articulate their differing experiences of the neighbourhood via a series of co-created short films.

2015-18: Working alongside artist Toby Lloyd as artist duo Lloyd-Wilson, Andrew undertook a 3x year live/work residency in an empty council house in South Leeds. Initiated by East St. Arts the residency instigated several projects, most notably Broadcast Bartender, an experimental approach to the public broadcast format.

2015 Andrew and artist Toby Lloyd were featured in a CVAN artist spotlight film for their long-term Artist House 45 residency in South Leeds.

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Graphic design
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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