Unlikely Heroes North East
Ernest Bar and Gallery
1 Boyd Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Thursday 30th November
7:00 to 11:00 pm
(Talk at 8:00 pm)
After an introduction to owner Kate Hodgkinson by Beth at Abundant Earth near Durham, Ernest Bar and Gallery will be the location of a north east focused Unlikely Heroes exhibition.
Ernest is in the rapidly developing Ouseburn area of Newcastle, just a short walk from the city centre. Its an exciting location to be hanging an exhibition as a busy, vibrant bar and cafe. Kate, the owner, is an artist herself working with glass and also currently runs the nearby Cobalt Studios, home of several highly respected artists of various media from the Newcastle area.
The farmers and growers of Unlikely Heroes form a loose web of low profile, environmental action. Often without farming background, they grow with passion borne of environmental activism and which sees them living outside of the values of consumerist society. Their scale is small and local, their output and methods diverse, wildlife is encouraged, there is compassion for livestock. The life is demanding mentally and physically, it’s living both a practical and a spiritual act. Through farming they feed both body and soul, and at the same time,
The exhibition will focus on the growers and farmers of the north east. I ranked the area highly for the level of activity and commitment shown by everyone – quite easily comparable to the somewhat more exalted Dorset and Somerset areas. All things being equal, most if not all the NE farmers and growers featured on Feeding Body and Soul will be there on opening night. Do get the date in your diary. If you cant make it on the 30th, the exhibition will be there until the end of December. For details of location of Earnest click here.