The poignant and thoughtful Art for Peace collection by Alison Lochhead will be expanding from Keele University into our Newcastle Common space.
OPEN THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS - 11AM-3PM.
We invite you to Newcastle Common from Saturday 21 May to Saturday 25 June to see Alison Lochhead’s Art for Peace collection, a reflection on the memories of conflict and the impact of war on the planet.
The collection of work consists of cast iron shoes, burnt books and columns of rubble and memories along with some paintings. They tell a story of conflict and migration as well as the destruction of culture and histories.
The work responds to wars and conflicts happening as she paints and sculpts and explores the aftermath of war and conflict; the bombed out buildings; the lives which people have to continue to try and live within the rubble; the waiting in limbo in camps; the hope for safety and refuge; usually to be dashed after horrendous, exploitative and dangerous journeys.
You can see the collection at our Newcastle Common High Street space and Newcastle Common Astley Walk space on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.
The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict and war.
Why do we continue to think we can solve our differences through violence and conflict?
Why do we keep not learning from our past?