Thursday, 30 December 2010

Lucie Harris at Made in Newcastle

Made in Newcastle welcomes Lucie Harris to our Exhibition space...

In her own words, Lucie explains her creative process:

I studied Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art (1990-1994) and then completed an MA at the University of Northumbria. (1995-1997)

This work is inspired by celebrities and fed by my addiction to magazines. I am fascinated by the surface of these images and what lies behind the carefully made up faces. I went through an especially intense Grazia period. I picked out iconic images of women we love to look at and who intrigue me about their interior lives. I use a range of materials including oil paints, watercolours and felt tip pens. I am inspired by artists Elizabeth Peyton, Stella Vine, Alice Neel, Lucian Freud and Chaim Soutine.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Grand opening at Made in Newcastle

The first day nerves of the new Empty Shop project from the Made in Newcastle Team is over! A fun packed days was had by all and the shop was busy, busy busy!

Remember our current empty shop will be a month long project so come and get your wonderful array of handmade goods form the MiN team whilst you can and do your bit for the handmade industry whilst you can.

Thanks to the lovely Brittany Coxon for taking the first of our new product photographs.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Grand Opening Dec 2010

Made in Newcastle will be opening to the public this weekend!!! YAY!!! Come and get your last minute christmas presents from the new store...

Made in Newcastle will be at 79 Grainger Street for the holiday season.

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Friday, 10 December 2010

Good News Everyone!

We at MiN HQ have been working our little (and big) socks off and have managed to sort out a new location for the shop.

Made in Newcastle will be at 79 Grainger Street for the holiday season.

That's next door to Greggs and across from the Bigg Market. We have a bit of work to do before we are ready to go but we aim to be open for next Saturday. We've already had a few MiN helpers in to transform this empty box of potential into our wonderful new home.

There is plenty of big, empty space to be used, the back area (below) will make an excellent space for workshops, exhibitions and guest makers as well as MiN members.

Oh look, we can see our old home from one of the back windows! Wave everybody, wave. 

A photo from last night just before we packed up, as you can see plenty has already changed from those very dusty first few pictures. Lots of cleaning has been done and we've painted the back area a lovely shade of white. You might also notice the floor in the back area is different, we must say a huge thanks to Jamie for recycling some heavy duty shelving into a wonderful raised floor, a quick coat of paint and that will look super classy (it really already does).

Even Emily and Elise could feel the creative potential in this shop and got to work on colouring some lovely pictures. Good work girls. 

Stay tuned for more news on the new shop and for details of our opening day!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Made in Newcastle Metro Centre fair

The North East is 'thigh High' in snow, but despite this many of our lovely MiNNies and Artistic creatives of the North east turned out to present their wares at the Made In Newcastle Chrsitmas Fair at The Metro centre yesterday.

Should you have some spare time to pop along today, it would be great to see you there! If not, watch this space for the soon to be lauched 'phase 2' retail space for Made in Newcastle...