Suite 1.10

Howard House,
Howard Street,
North Shields,
NE30 1AR

Opening Night

FRANKO B, Chris Dreier & Frank Lohmeyer, Ben Jeans Houghton, Paul Grimmer and Richard Phipps

Photo © Colin Davison

15 April, 2011

Blandford Square

Investors in Globe Gallery Fundraising Launch

This was our first event in Blandford Square, Globe offered visitors the opportunity to see the old Co-op Bank in a raw state with access to the vaults, safes and counters but in place of bullion, to see a range of art work produced by regional, national and international artists who have always been the backbone of our organisation.

The event included:

A live performance from world famous artist FRANKO B – I’m Thinking of You – a romantic vision of childhood fantasy and abandon.

Installations by Chris Dreier & Frank Lohmeyer (Berlin), Ben Jeans Houghton (Newcastle), Paul Grimmer (Newcastle) and Richard Phipps (Newcastle).

We asked for support from the public by investing in our organisation and the many forms of work we do:

We produce cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions both in our gallery and outside in empty shops and disused spaces with the clear aim of bringing art to a broad audience including people who would not normally visit an art gallery

We work with artists to help develop their careers and improve their ability to make a living from art

We work with hundreds of volunteers each year to help them develop personal and practical skills with the aim of improving confidence, a sense of belonging and employability

We work with schools to provide workshops and arts projects

We provide internships, placements and talks to colleges and universities

We provide frontline public services to support the new Work Programme and mental health providers

We work with businesses in a range of creative and mutually beneficial ways

We work with third sector partners to help improve our community and engage people of all backgrounds

In return we offered certificated designed by international artists which are still available.

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