July - December 2022

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.

These events will be hosted in Whitley Bay from July - December 2022 and there will be opportunities for artists and residents to take part throughout. Further details of how to get involved and come to the events will follow on this page shortly.

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30 - 31 July 2022
Our programme will launch with REVISIT, a weekend event which brings 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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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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Rocky Climates @ St Marys Lighthouse
15-18th September 2022
In September ArtHouses will be taking over St Mary’s Lighthouse for Heritage Open Days, with artworks produced by Rocky Climates, a network of arts practitioners who will explore people's relationships with the lighthouse through conversations with its rocks.

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October 2022
Louise Ashcroft and Fritha Jenkins are working with performance artists from the North East in conjunction with The NewBridge Project, to explore comedy and humour in live art practices, presenting a night of comedy at Laurels theatre in Whitley Bay.

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Co-produced artworks with Home Actions
December 2022
Through the Home Actions programme we will develop a co-produced exhibition of new work, that is made with people living in Whitley Bay, and explores the wider themes of the project. More information on how to take part to follow shortly...


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.