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A Common Thread — A Retrospective Exhibition by Clare Satow

Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm; Sat, 9.30am – 1pm

The Gallery, Gateshead Library

Clare Satow arrived in Bill Quay, Gateshead by boat in 1979 and settled there on dry land in 1981, bringing up two boys and working in community arts and education across the region for over 30 years.

Clare’s work has ranged from working with school and community groups, through to her own independent design and production of furnishing fabrics. Her work has always centred around representing and championing local areas and the people that make them. Be it in new generations of children, former industrial communities, religious groups or members of the disabled community, through the act of shared artistic expression, Clare’s work encouraged local residents to process and express the world around them, and in doing so cultivate a stronger sense of local identity through bonding with their fellow contributors, but also to realise their own stake in the areas and communities they call home.

This exhibition is a retrospective, sharing and celebrating some of the wonderful work Clare Satow has created over the last three decades as a respected and inspiring member of the Gateshead artist community.