Join us for SUPERDREAM, Friday 2 May 8:30pm in Windmill Hills Park Gateshead as part of GIFT 2014 Join us for Katie Davies Artist Talk (Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival current artist in residence) The Big M at Mima, Middlesbrough (August 2013) Radical Cheerleading is BACK!! Jillian McDonald, Valley of the Deer (The Big M) crISIS - brand new programme for 2014 (Brigitte Zieger, Bewildered)) School visit in The Big M HIRE our equipment (Maia Urstad, Sound Barrier) The Deep End, exhibition at Woodhorn Museum APPLY for an ISIS Residency now (previous residency artist: Scott Hessels, Sustainable Cinema)

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival AIR talk with Katie Davies

Article posted at 2014-04-21 11:47:49

Come and meet with Katie Davies, Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival new artist in residence on Wednesday 14 May, 6pm at ISIS Arts. 

Bristol based Katie Davies is a video artist who explores the politics of spectatorship, her installations valuing what is invisible and experiential, over a definitive image or document of time. Katie will be living and working in Berwick-upon-Tweed for the next 6 months and will be creating new work that will be premiered at the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in September. For more details please click here.

To reserve a place for the talk, please email

Superdream - connecting the North East with South Africa

Article posted at 2014-03-31 16:38:44

Superdream is a new project which will connect two urban park spaces; Windmills Hills park (Gateshead, UK) and Jeppe Park (Johannesburg, South Africa) through a series of artists’ responses. Working with UK and South African based artists, Superdream will explore urban living, ideas and uses of public space, and the role local communities can play in stabilising and redefining public cultural life.

The Superdream project is commissioned by the British Council for their Connect ZA programme. The Windmill Hills Superdream event is produced by Swallows Foundation UK and ISIS Arts and will form part of GIFT in May 2014.

To find out more please click here.

Corners Xpedition to Northern Ireland

Article posted at 2014-03-31 16:35:09

Corners is a four year project connecting artists from the corners of Europe. 

We’ve just got back from our first Corners Xpedition to Northern Ireland, exploring a multitude of sites across Belfast, Annaghmakerrig, Derry/Londonderry and Enniskillen for 12 days, collaboratively devising and developing projects with artists and curators from the far-corners of Europe. 

Sharon Bailey (ISIS Co-director) and Layla Gaye (UK based artist) attended the Xpedition with over 20 other practitioners. 

The idea is to communicate with different audiences and communities at the edges of Europe. The artist, together with country hosts and researchers travel across regions encountering local people and landscapes. Artists will collect stories from one corner of Europe, re-telling them in another. From their experiences, commissions will be developed in each country and presented in public settings.

Corners is a transnational partnership between Intercult (Stockholm), Exodos (Ljubljana), POGON (Zagreb), Drugo more (Rijeka), City Culture Institute (Gdansk), Umea 2014 - European Capital of Culture, Donostia / San Sebastian 2016 - European Capital of Culture, ISIS Arts (Newcastle) and  Arts Council of Northern Ireland (Belfast).

For more info please click here. 

ISIS Co-director takes part in Creative Industries Roundtable

Article posted at 2014-03-31 16:30:25

ISIS Co-Director, Clymene Christoforou took part in a Creative Industries Roundtable with Vince Cable at the Liberal Democrats’ Spring Conference in York. Clymene was invited to attend to contribute to the consultation process on the future of culture in the UK, helping to inform their creative industries manifesto. 

Hosting the session were; Baroness Bonham-Carter; the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable MP; and the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport, John Leech MP. The event will also be attended by Special Adviser to Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Emily Walch, and Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister on Education, Culture, Media and Sport, Matthew Sanders.

UPCOMING artist in residence - Benjamin Poynter

Article posted at 2014-03-03 10:28:16

We’re thrilled that Benjamin Poynter will be undertaking a research residency at ISIS for 3 weeks in July 2014. Benjamin Poynter is a practitioner of digital media and independent video games in the contemporary art world. Poynter will be working on 3D virtual reality game, Story Generating Apparatus. 

Read all about it here.

HIRE projectors, screens, cameras, media players and much more from us

Article posted at 2013-10-21 09:34:16

Have a look at our latest Equipment hire list - we have new projectors, screens and media players amongst our other rental equipment. 

We can offer competitive quotes and discounts for long-term and bulk hires for artists and arts organisations.  

Have a butchers at what we've got on offer here.

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