Story of Place Exhibition

Story of Place Exhibition is Open

Young Artists from Wallsend

As part of our Story of Place project artists from year 2 at Western Community Primary School, year 3 at Carville Primary School, and members of Beacon Hill Sixth Form worked with artist-in-residence Sue Loughlin alongside their teachers. Sue, the staff and pupils explored ways we can gather and share stories.
FREE entry to Segedunum for Residents of NE28
The children’s works is on display at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum until September 2022. In addition, did you know North Tyneside residents with an NE28 postcode and all under 16s can visit Segedunum for free? For more information (including full t&cs) see here.
Why Stories?
Stories help us make sense of the world. When we share our stories, we let others better understand our experiences, feelings and beliefs. Stories can be told, written, and made. When we look at a sculpture we are asked to read, or interpret, its meaning. We hope you enjoy uncovering the meaning of the children’s artworks in their exhibition.
Time to Reflect
The artworks are a window into children’s lives in Wallsend during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like so many others their lives have been greatly affected by the pandemic. But their stories also give us hope and show just how resilient they have been.
During ‘lockdowns’ Children shared how they valued time with their family and friends,. They talked about timeto play, imagine, explore. They adapted and learned in different ways. With help and support of others they continued to enjoy and achieve, preparing for life after the pandemic.
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