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The Women Artists of the North East Library brings together research and donated material to form a cultural resource that contributes to the history of women artists working in the North East of England.

In-Residence at VARC 2022

May – August 2022: The Library will be at VARC researching legacies and local practitioners in Northumberland and the influence of the rural on women’s creative practice in the region.

Library in-residence at MIMA: 30 Jul - 10 Dec 2021

In-Residence at MIMA 2021

July – December 2021: The Library will be at MIMA learning about creative histories in the region, and connecting with artists and organisations in the Tees Valley.

Left: Kate Sweeney (headshot) / Right: Inks made from plaster dust, dandelion, grass, brick and cinders retrieved from the site of writer and traveller Gertrude Bell’s former residence, Red Barns in Redcar.

Writing Commission 2022: Kate Sweeney

We’re delighted to announce artist Kate Sweeney has been commissioned to develop a new text work in response to the WANE library’s collection and archive practices.

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