Saturday, 10 January 2015

Rednile projects

On Wednesday Suzanne Hutton gave an artist talk as part of the Fine Art Visiting Speakers Programme.
Suzanne studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee. She has worked as a freelance artist and curator for 10 years and is currently in post as Cultural Development Officer for Northumberland County Council. In 2004, along with Manchester-based artists Michael Branthwaite Janine Goldsworthy she co-founded rednile Projects, a not for profit company which initiates collaborative arts projects with artists, specialists, business and communities often in temporary, non art settings. rednile create and commission artworks that respond to site and aim to leave a lasting legacy within the fabric of a place. 

Suzanne talked about rednile’s approach to art in the public realm including how their artistic interests drive its programme, and went on to discuss a range of specific projects that rednile has initiated or been involved in, such as Final Frontier at Gateshead Riverside Park and Factory Nights.

rednile’s portfolio has developed from initiating artist residencies and exhibitions in businesses to the delivery of satellite projects in education and the private sector and long term projects in creative consultation which has fed into public design and regeneration strategies.

Over the past 8 years rednile has coordinated 17 major projects throughout the UK all in temporary venues. rednile has contracted over 150 creative individuals in in the form of residencies, exhibitions, new commissions and temporary public art commissions, workshops and provided work placements, studio space, mentorships and opportunities to writers, photographers, designers and students.

rednile projects engage with communities and businesses and believe that through this process, the exploration and enjoyment of contemporary Art can be promoted at a grass roots level and challenge people’s perceptions. rednile has often been called unique as it is able to balance an artistic, exploratory approach with a firm understanding of how to cultivate meaningful involvement from the public, other creatives and project partners.

‘The transformation of everyday life, rednile’s practice suggests, begins with transforming attitudes to both art and work (let alone artworks) by intensifying the attention we pay to the world.’ - Mark Robinson, Thinking Practice.

Final Frontier at Gateshead Riverside Park

with artwork by Suzanne Hutton, Janine Goldsworthy, Michael Branthwaite, Jo Ray, David Thomas, Sarah Bayliss and Sophie Lisa Beresford

High Vis by Rednile

Factory Nights

Factory Nights is a series of inspiring working sessions for ANY visual artists, photographers, writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers and any other creatives!

Factory Nights is not a discussion event, seminar or workshop.

Factory Nights are free sessions that simply provide an opportunity for creative people to come together in an interesting venue and supportive environment to make work or initiate ideas.
For more information about rednile Projects please visit

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