Talk by Dan Russell about the Collective Studio project

A photo of Dan Russell by Adam Pugh

We’re excited to announce that the first of our upcoming lectures and events will take place on Saturday 7th May at 12:30pm in the Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery. For a place please email

The Collective Studio in Newcastle: Progressive yet Realistic Artist Development in Newcastle

In this talk Dan Russell will introduce the Collective Studio (one of the artist development strands at The NewBridge Project) and use it as a lens through which to look at the wider contemporary, historical and future contexts of how we nurture the expression of creativity and reinforce fun, useful, and interesting ways of doing and learning together.

Below is a link with more information about about this project:

Who is Dan?

Dan Russell (b. Birkenhead, 1985) is an artist who works with people and doesn’t have a specific medium or discipline. He could be called a social practitioner or socially engaged artist. His favoured approach is working in an open, process-led and longer-term way and his favourite methods are bringing people together, developing ideas, not reinventing the wheel and dealing with the future.

He works part-time for the NewBridge Project as their Artist Development Programmer and outside this, mixes up freelance community art commissions with moonlighting in the Architecture and Urban Planning department at Newcastle University.

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