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PV: A Study of Imaginary Chasms

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3HD United Kingdom (map)

Please join us to celebrate the launch of a new group exhibition developed in collaboration with Gosforth Civic Theatre. "A Study of Imaginary Chasms" brings together the work of three women artists; Ella Ray Barnes, Fang Qi, and Jill Tate, all of who are connected to North East England through unique pathways. The exhibition thematically responds to "The Class Project", a one-woman play written and performed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord. The series of works featured in the exhibition correspond to the overlapping anecdotes within "The Class Project". Each artist's body of work expands on the themes underpinning the play, presenting personal commentaries on identity, home and belonging as embedded within historical, socio-economic and contemporary narratives. 

The exhibition runs from 21 April to 30 June 2018 and can be visited Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm and Sat 10am-5pm at Gosforth Civic Theatre. The private view will take place on 20 April which will also include a free drinks reception between 5-7.30 pm with a late-licensed bar open until 10.00pm.

"The Class Project" written and performed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord can be seen on Friday 27 April at Gosforth Civic Theatre at 1.30pm, and at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and £8 concessions and can be bought via

Gosforth Civic Theatre

Gosforth Civic Theatre is a fringe arts venue located just north of Newcastle which opened its doors in Autumn 2016. It is run by Liberdade Community Development Trust, a charity and social enterprise which gives people with learning disabilities the opportunity to belong, work and get involved in the arts and their community. Gosforth Civic Theatre is a truly inclusive venue at the heart of the community which aims to break down the misconceptions of learning disabilities while bringing people together through a programme of quality theatre, music, cinema and events.

Tel: 0191 284 3700


Image Credit: Fang Qi, Then is Diffused in Now, 2016.