Building: an exhibition under construction

10am – 5pm

Farrell Centre

An exhibition that explores and celebrates the process of constructing architecture, putting the skills and expertise of the maker on display within Farrell Centre's exhibition spaces.

For Building: an exhibition under construction, three installations created during the exhibition explore how the making process can influence and direct design.  Making is treated as a performance, focusing on the process rather than the end result.  Maker spaces in the exhibition provide the public with the chance to take part in constructing their own creations within drop-in activities or organised workshops.

Local artist/technician Peter Evans realises an installation for Swedish collective Stage Directions in live performance; architect Lee Ivett works with local group North East Young Dads and Lads to design and build a pop up maker space; and Sunderland College’s Level 3 students and apprentices present an installation demonstrating their carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills. 

The work of the exhibition’s graphic designers, Foundation Press, and 3D designers/makers, And+ Studios, is be showcased through live working in the spaces and workshops during the exhibition.

Please see website for details of dates and times of installations and workshops. 

The Sir Terry Farrell Building Eldon Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RD

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Until 18 August 2024


  • Wed 10am – 5pm
  • Thu 10am – 5pm
  • Fri 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 10am – 5pm
  • Level access
  • Lifts to all areas
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
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