A place developed through molten steel and dusty coal, becomes a matter interest for both the artist and the audience. How can this relationship between the viewer and the viewed, challenge us to consider the impact of our actions while questioning the concrete foundations on which we stand?
With the history of Newcastle being built upon the industrialisation of the land, how can we respond to the social narrative by making use of the same elements it has been constructed with. This concept asks the viewer to consider the social significance of the history, the nature and the uses of these materials. As it is through creating a dialogue between ideas and issues deeply embedded into the foundations of the area, can we then re-contextualise these same materials, but instead as a tool for thought. How will
you engage and question this concept of materiality, will it be of concern for the environmental impacts, or for the value it's had on the development of society?