Ben Jones, The Spence Watson Archive Project

The Spence Watson Archive Project involves the creation of participatory digital artworks using archival material concerning the nineteenth century Spence Watson family and their time living at Bensham Grove House, Gateshead. The project collaborates with artists, community organisations, local residents and schools to create artwork to be presented in the house, now a community centre, and online at a dedicated website. The project aims to bring the history and heritage of the area to a wider audience through creative participation and enable the archives to be visible beyond their collections.

To celebrate the festival we will preview some of the artworks on our blog before the launch of the website.