We are coming to the end of ArtHouses:22 programme, with one last day of events in Whitley Bay. Giles Bailey will be taking new rituals created for Tea Universe into people’s homes for a series of performances throughout the day and there will be an open house event from 5-7pm to share Giles’ work and launch our zine ‘Washed Up’ made with Mel Sproates in conversation with people in Whitley Bay.

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Tea Universe
Giles Bailey

January 21st

Live presentations of the new domestic rituals designed by ArtHouses participants during the Tea Universe project with artist Giles Bailey.

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Washed Up
a zine made with Melody Sproates

Zine launch January 21st
ArtHouses and Zinester Mel Sproates are joining creative forces once again to work on an exciting Zine collaboration, reconnecting with people who have been involved in ArtHouses projects this year - artists, residents, participants in the events - to make a zine together.

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ArtHouses:22 presents a programme of arts events and activities that makes new connections and conversations with contemporary arts practices in Whitley Bay. Working with people and venues in the town, ArtHouses:22 creates unique situations to exhibit and experience artworks, that explore the possibilities of hosting artworks in people’s homes and the interconnected ecologies of public and private space.




30 - 31 July 2022
Our programme launced at the endo July with REVISIT, a weekend event which brought digital works commissioned over the last two years of ArtHouses into the physical space of a home in Whitley Bay. Artworks by : Bil Woodhouse, Dolores Ramona, Fritha Jenkins, Jen Southern, Kate Liston, Lesley Guy & Tom O'Sullivan and Petra Szemán

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Rock Up! @ St Marys Lighthouse
17th September 2022 11am-5pm
Rock Up! For a day of rocky thinking, talking and exploring at St Mary’s Lighthouse with Rocky Climates artists research collective.

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13 October 2022 7:30pm
Louise Ashcroft and Fritha jenkins host a special edition of their funny live art night UNPERFORMING, to Whitley Bay, bringing you sketches, performances and more from artists across the North East.

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Home Actions
August - December 2022
This ongoing series of micro-events hosted in people's homes will celebrate the home as a place of action. Each event will bring together new groups of people, creating spaces to engage with contemporary arts practices, through workshops, making, film screenings and shared spaces for conversation.

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Support & Partnerships
We are really pleased to receive funding from an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant with additional support from Whitley Bay Big Local and North Tyneside Council. We will also be working in partnership with The Newbridge Project and Laurels.