The Northumbrian Exchanges Project and Holy Island Partnership are pleased to announce the launch of the exhibition Island Perspectives at St Cuthbert’s Centre, Holy Island. The exhibition shows artworks and creative expressions produced by residents of Holy Island during a summer workshop programme, including photography, dance & movement, sonic mapping, theatre performance and drawing & painting.

Northumbrian Exchanges (NX) is a one-year pilot collaboration between the departments of Music, Fine Art, the Centre for Rural Economy and Newcastle University Business School. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a knowledge exchange project to consider the role of creativity in support of community development and local economy, and how the university can support creative community projects.

David Suggett, Holy Island Partnership Development Officer said ‘the exhibition shows the depth of interest in the creative arts on Holy Island and the process of working on a knowledge exchange project with Newcastle University has shown are huge opportunities in enabling and connecting rural communities’.

The Exhibition Preview for participants and residents of Holy Island is on Tuesday 17th September 7-8pm. The Exhibition Opens Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st September, 11-5pm* (*Saturday 11-2pm)

For further information contact David Suggett, Holy Island Partnership Development Officer on 01289 389 399 or [email protected]