7 Feb 2018

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Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th March 2018

Navigator North, Dundas House, Middlesbrough, TS1 1HY

Navigator North are pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting Prince’s Trust for a three-day professional development opportunity – Explore Enterprise, as part of our professional development for artists in 2018.

There are 8 FREE places available to emerging artists between the ages of 18 to 30 years old, who work less than 16 hours per week. As well as being able to attend all three days participants should be able to attend a one hour introductory session between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday 27th February 2018.

The three days will include -

Day 1 Personal skills to start a business, Managing Money, Making the business legal, & Self-Employment.

Day 2 Marketing, defining a brand, finding customers, keeping customers, social media, & promotional materials.

Day 3 HMRC requirements, book keeping, cash flow, profit margins, mentoring, grants, loans and business plan.

These sessions, led by staff a...

23 Jan 2018

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Latest Edition Artist Nick Kennedy's work has an experimental approach and style. Nick's experiments often parody scientific processes and examine the relationship between intuition and logic. For his limited edition Nick has created a four colour silkscreen print. The poster and installation of the same title explore a visual language of recycled, fragmented forms.

The forms reference architecture of the Bellamy Pavilion, where the first Latest Edition Project exhibition took place during the Festival of Thrift in September 2017. Latest Edition is currently exhibiting at Palace Arts, Redcar.  Limited edition works and merchandise are for sale at the gallery and within our Latest Edition online shop. To find out about the further touring exhibitions here.

Nick Kennedy, Limited Edition

Price £120.00


Limited Edition Poster

Printed with Charrington Editions, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Size: 56x 73cm (paper size)

Medium: Four colour screen-printed poster Prin...

20 Nov 2017

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​Becki’s work explores narrative strongly blended with curiosity and nostalgia, whilst drawing inspiration from nature and science. More can be found out about Becki's beautiful illustration work through her website www.beckiharper.com.

Becki has produced a triptych for her limited edition. An edition of 50 gold foil print, Becki describes them a a 'call to arms to help the plight of bees'. Linked to the work Becki has created for the Latest Edition touring exhibition, she has explored new techniques for making work. She has created a colony of bees no less! These can be seen in the projects touring exhibition. Further information can be found on our exhibitions page.

Becki Harper, Limited Edition

Price £75.00

Size: paper size – 420cm x 296cm, print size (each plate) 105cm x 148cm

Medium: Gold foil print printed onto 100% recycled cardstock

Edition size: 50

Purchase your very own Becki Harper original via our Latest Edition project shop here. Free delivery on all items.

14 Nov 2017

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This giclee print reflects Teesside, its varied beauty and stark contrasts from country to town through to the industry. This work was produced exclusively through freehand embroidery, replicating the process of a hand drawn illustration. It incorporates stitch and reclaimed fabric samples. This pylon is sited close to the home of the artist, with a momentary glance it could be forgotten, an important element of the Industrial landscape in Teesside.

Size: paper size - 30.5cm x 41cm, image size -  23cm x 30.5cm

Medium: Giclee print printed on fine art paper

Edition size: 20

Price £65.00

This edition is available to buy from all of the exhibiting venues and in the Latest Edition project shop.

Carol Devey-Haughton is a textile artist living and working in Teesside. Carol creates textile pieces using freehand embroidery techniques on her trusty sewing machine in her studio. Her creations embrace the freedom of drawing and capture moments inspired by animals and landscapes mostly. As pa...

10 Nov 2017

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As part of the Latest Edition project artist Alex Sickling has created a one-off limited edition ceramic planter. Each ceramic planter is hand built and decorated, featuring illustrations inspired by plants and vegetation. They are perfect for small succulents or plants.

Alex's ceramic installation as part of the Latest Edition exhibition

at The Pavilion, Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds as part of Festival of Thrift 2017  

Alex's work with ceramics has a naive and playful quality, whilst using a variety of techniques. Based in Newcastle, Alex's work is featured in a number of galleries across the uk such as Anthropologie, The Hepworth and has recently exhibited at The New Craftsmen, London. If you'd like to find out more about Alex's approach to Latest Edition, you can watch part of the project film here. Alex has taken inspiration from our initial exhibition venue at Kirkleatham Museum and Gardens, which also features in the canvas bag Alex designed for our project gift range.


25 Sep 2017

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Navigator North are hosting Prince’s Trust for a four-day professional development opportunity – Explore Enterprise, as part of our professional development for artists.

Please Note : Further dates in to be announced in 2018

There are 8 FREE places available to emerging artists between the ages of 18 to 30 years old, who work less than 16 hours per week. As well as being able to attend all four days participants should be able to attend a one hour introductory session.

The four days will include - 

Day one: Inspirational talk, personal goals and skills, personal money, legal structures

Day two: Marketing and selling

Day three: HMRC, pricing, managing money in a business

Day four: Business plans, mentoring and next steps

These sessions, led by staff and volunteers are designed to be practical, interactive, visual and based around discussions and activities.

For further information visit The Prince’s Trust website www.princes-trust.org.uk

20 Sep 2017

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We write this at the end of a week long install at The Pavilion, Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds - in preparation for the coming weekend and the launch of Festival of Thrift 2017. It seems like only yesterday that we were here at the museum, prepping the STABLE project exhibition space in the Grade II listed buildings on the site. 

This week has mostly been full of conversations about tones of blue (paint), how to show a colony of bees and a full on collaborative effort to work in the space and make it work for the group exhibition. This is the largest space the work will be shown in throughout the touring exhibition, so it is a great opportunity to showcase the work to it's max. We'd love for you to come along and join us at Festival of Thrift this weekend (23rd & 24th September). All of the artists and Navigator North will be present throughout the weekend. Come and find us in the Pavilion (in the purple zone), ask questions, make a purchase or two from our artist gift range and selectio...

9 Aug 2017

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Our first site visit included a guided tour and introduction to this year’s events at Festival of Thrift with Festival Director, Stella Hall who believes that ‘The Latest Edition’ project perfectly reflects the Festival’s aims to help build a creative community -

“It’s about empowering artists with business acumen and up-skilling them by giving them increased commercial awareness which they can test out first-hand with the 40,000 plus visitors we are expecting. Making artists more business aware will, feed back into the communities where they live and work, both financially and culturally, as well as increasing the sustainability of the local economy by making it more diverse.”

Stella Hall, Festival of Thrift Director

During the visit we got behind the scenes and were given access to Kirkleatham Museum’s collection store, where Collections Officer, Janet Williamson showed the artists the wide ranging artefacts which form the collection. These included everything from antique maps, engin...

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