11th Feb 2011 to 26th Feb 2011
Story Telling marked the culmination of a series of participatory workshops exploring the themes of culture and identity. Artist Ben Jeans Houghton worked with three groups in Newcastle and one group in Middlesbrough using objects, drawing and narrative as ways of helping more than 50 participants from all around the world to express something about their lives.
The resulting work was displayed in the Globe Hub Gallery windows in North Shields, during the evenings for a two weeks period. The work featured an installation of borrowed personal objects to many of the participants and a specially commissioned video that documenting the project entitled nähdä unta by Ben Jeans Houghton.
The Globe Gallery worked in partnership with Aspen Culture Project, North of England Refugee Service, All Points North and Riverside Community Health Project to deliver the series of workshops to participants.