Water and People

Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 5pm

Newcastle Arts Centre

A group exhibition exploring our ways of seeing, experiencing, and relating to water. Through painting, sculpture, poetry, sound, and embroidery, artists explore how we communicate about water, and whose voices are heard in conversations around water security, river health, and climate change.

Alongside artwork flowing from the River Tyne and the North East of England, the exhibition presents creative outputs from community-focused research from the Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub by partners in Colombia, Ethiopia, India, and Malaysia. With work by Christie Chan, Aidan Doyle, Ellen Harrold, Maura Hawkes, David de la Haye, Hazel Soper and Sue Spence

The exhibition is accompanied by Confluences, a creative workshop programme bringing people together to discuss the material, social, cultural, and political aspects of our relationships with water.


67 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG

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23 March—13 April 2024


  • Mon 9.30am – 5pm
  • Tue 9.30am – 5pm
  • Wed 9.30am – 5pm
  • Thu 9.30am – 5pm
  • Fri 9.30am – 5pm
  • Sat 9.30am – 5pm
  • Level access to gallery and shops
  • Lifts to course studios, conference rooms and main venue (not bar)
  • Accessible toilet for course studios and venue
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