Art Stop launch

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Art Stop launch

ART STOP… Art while you wait for your bus! Launched: 21.08.18

A new bus stop at Fiddler’s Green on North Shields Fish Quay is about to become the latest site for art for professional artists and writers in North Tyneside. This exciting project is a collaboration between Studio Above the Fish Shop, North Tyneside Council, Nexus and yourPrintDepartment, North Shields.

ART STOP is initiated and coordinated by Helen Smith of Studio above the Fish Shop.

‘North Tyneside is spilling over with talented artists and writers. I will be inviting them to make a new artwork or poem for the enjoyment of visitors, residents and those of us who work on the Fish Quay’. Helen Smith

The bus stop is an initiative of the Coastal Communities Team involving FISH (Folk Interested in Shields Harbour) and led by the regeneration team of North Tyneside Council. ART STOP will be profiled on the Creative Hub pages of www.

Sponsorship & Support

Nexus have generously sponsored the design and production of the bespoke signage and the installation of a new timetable noticeboard.

Your Print Department have generously sponsored the design and print of 4 different artworks per year. They will work with each artist and writer to make a unique print for the bus stop.

Who are the artists and writers?

The first writer is Paul Summers, a well-known poet, recently returned from Australia and living again in North Shields. Paul walks the edge of the shore between Tynemouth and North Shields everyday. The edge of the sea and the land are scrutinized in his poetry and photography. Because of this Paul is the perfect choice as the first poet for ART STOP.

The second art work ‘A History of Bus Stops’ by Helen Smith is featured as part of Heritage Open Days 2018 (Thursday 6th September – Sunday 16th September). North Tyneside’s newest, and possibly smallest site for art presents ‘A History of Bus Stops’ by artist Helen Smith. Meet the artist at Art Stop: Thursday 13th September 2018 4pm – 6pm & Thursday 6th September 2018 4pm – 6pm.

For more information please contact Helen Smith at