Walker Artist in Residence: Newcastle Arts Development Team 2015/16.
The cubes represent the 'essence' of buildings or industry that no longer exist in Walker, but live on in peoples memories. They were photographed on the site of the former building, and were chosen for their personal, cultural or historical significance by members of the community.
Locations included the site of Jebb's Metal yard ( formerly Walker Station). The giant scrap heap was once the Station Master's House. The 'bone cube' was photographed down by the river at the old ferry landing, which used to be the site of Walker boneyard. I chose this after hearing fascinating stories from the men at Walker Community Trust, about the smells and the working conditions. The 'bingo' cube was once where the Gloria Bingo Hall/ Cinema stood. It closed on the night it was going to be turned into a rave in the 90's.
The cubes were made with the support of the community at Pottery Bank Community Centre. Special thanks to Louise, Sue, Sarah, Toni, Cheryl, Ali. To view press coverage please press here