The Auxiliary Group at VARC: Meet the Artists

1pm - 4pm

Visual Arts in Rural Communities

An afternoon of socialising and talks from artists associated with The Auxiliary on their summer residency at VARC.

An inspiring and informal afternoon with the opportunity to hear about the diverse studio practices of the artists in residence, to ask questions and to see some examples of the work already produced. Highlights will include a talk/studio visit with Emma Bennett to explore how they have used the previous week to make new work using the sites architecture as a starting point.

A presentation by Bordello Collective (John James Perangie, Loucey Bain, Graham Easterlow and Andy Newcombe) who will be using their residency to concentrate on their own practices away from the hustle and bustle of Middlesbrough. Dianne Bowell will share their paintings and the ideas behind the pieces they produced while on residency. Lisa Lovebucket and Will Hughes will also be in attendance to chat about how they will be using their time on the residency.

An exhibition of the twelve artists in residence will take place during Middlesbrough Art Week from 28 September to 8 October.




The Old Stables Highgreen Tarset Hexham NE48 1RP

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12 August 2023

1pm - 4pm

  • Parking is available on site.
  • The talks will be in various outbuildings at Highgreen: expect some uneven ground.
  • Sorry, no accessible toilet available.
  • Refreshments provided, all welcome!
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