You are here

Iona Frances Brown: Concrete edges for next 3 miles

Type:

Venue:

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

How many artists: 
1
Date: 
Thursday, 17 November 2022 to Saturday, 19 November 2022
Opening: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

A fundraising exhibition supporting the homeless charity Crisis, ‘Concrete edges for next 3 miles’ consists of 365 drawings that document Iona Frances Brown’s walking commute through the city to Crisis Skylight Newcastle, one for each day of her first year working there (March 2021 – February 2022). The project is a celebration of small things and a preservation of ephemeral encounters. These drawings capture colourful buildings around the city, some due for demolition. They preserve humorous, silly or meaningful graffiti before it is painted over, and archive a strange assortment of littered objects before they are cleaned up.

Brown was absorbed in the calming routine of daily drawing and the surprise of finding her subjects. The act of walking around the city and surrounding rural areas, chancing upon scenes that she found charming or beautiful, was as integral a part of the project as the actual act of drawing itself. She became as interested in transforming street photography into drawing as she was about being outside and enjoying what the day presented to her. Brown encourages people to search for some of the drawing locations themselves.

Brown realises that these corners and hidden paths of the city can often be frequent views for those who are rough sleeping, who will navigate and relate to these urban spaces in a different way to herself. Brown’s sense of the injustice of street homelessness and Crisis’ vision to end homelessness is why she is donating the sale of these drawings to Crisis Newcastle to help the people they support.

Artist ( Description ): 

Iona Frances Brown was born in Whitley Bay in 1994 and studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. She now works with Crisis, the national charity for ending homelessness. For more information on Crisis Skylight Newcastle and the holistic services they offer please visit www.crisis.org.uk/get-help/newcastle

Telephone: 
+44 (0)191 490 1294
Venue ( Address ): 

Vane, Orbis Community, 65 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 2AP UK

Vane , Gateshead

Other events from Vane

view
Jock Mooney, John Mooney: Not in Service
02/29/2024 to 03/23/2024
view
You know you want to
02/15/2024 to 02/17/2024
view
Closed Enough
11/30/2023 to 12/16/2023
view
Cozzy Livs
09/21/2023 to 10/07/2023

Pages

Related Shows This Week in UK

view
Letters Hand Made
04/15/2024 to 05/03/2024
view
Luciano Ventrone | Opera Pittorica | London and New York
03/15/2024 to 04/20/2024
view
'What Is Left' Exhibition by Caroline Penn and Heather Rigg
04/04/2024 to 04/28/2024
view
EPISODE 12: MARK CORFIELD-MOORE
04/12/2024 to 06/02/2024
view
Vaughan Grylls' Just America
04/03/2024 to 04/28/2024
view
Caught in the act of being ourselves 
04/12/2024 to 05/11/2024
view
Flowers and Fruits - Portraits
04/19/2024 to 04/24/2024
view
Harold Cohen: Refactoring (1966-74)
03/08/2024 to 05/11/2024

Pages