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Water and People Exhibition

23rd March - 13th April 2024. Open Monday - Saturday, 9.30 - 5.00
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SG

Featuring Christie Chan, Aidan Doyle, Ellen Harrold, Maura Hawkes, David de la Haye, Hazel Soper, Sue Spence

Curated by Helen Underhill and Cat Button

‘Water and People’ is a group exhibition exploring our ways of seeing, experiencing, and relating to water. Through painting, sculpture, poetry, sound, and embroidery, the 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, we present creative outputs from community-focused research from the UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub by our partners in Colombia, Ethiopia, India, and Malaysia.

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.


Supported by the UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub and Newcastle University.