10x10 Creative Gateshead booklets have arrived!

Earlier in the summer I posted about being commissioned by Dingy Butterflies to help create activity packs for vulnerable adults and young people in the Bensham and Saltwell area. Myself and the 10 other artists involved in the project have worked super hard and the finished product is finally here!

’10×10 Creative Gateshead’ was developed in collaboration with the Best of Bensham Collaborative. The activities were created by 11 Gateshead artists, in collaboration with 10 Gateshead community and creative organisations. The two booklets showcase the diverse and varied creative practises of Gateshead artists as well as promotes the work of Gateshead based community organisations. You can find out more about the artists and the organisations at the back of both booklets.

We have created two booklets, one for adults and one for young people, but the activities are suitable for all ages. Each activity has been created for the people of Gateshead, inspired by places and buildings in the area, and through conversations with residents and local organisations. All materials for the activities are easy to find in local shops and do not cost much, or you will find them around the home.

All the printed booklets are going to be distributed by local community groups, BUT the digital downloadable versions are ready and can be used by anyone, regardless of your location. Click here to download them:


This was such a lovely commission to be a part of. I hope people enjoy my activity and if you write anything from it that you are particularly proud of, please share it with me!

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