We have been very fortunate to receive various press releases relating to our art and handmade crafts, so we thought we would share some information and media links below. We have also included a selection of images.
Sunderland Echo Newspaper 2015 - Artist Lindsey on the lookout for new studio
A SOUTH Tyneside artist who has seen her business grow is on the lookout for a new studio to call her own.
Lindsey Grieves had no idea when she took her redundancy from Sunderland City Council that her long-burning passion for art would turn into a blossoming career... being inundated with orders from people looking for that special gift or bespoke item.
Ms Grieves said: “When I first started, the first year was getting my website up and running. From there, I have just progressed. I am now involved in weddings – it wasn’t something I set out to do, but it is really nice. I have recently taken part in a ceramics course and that is another area which I have now branched out in.”
Ms Grieves, from Jarrow, first launched her business Light Source Art in August 2012 with the help of Sunderland’s Business Innovation Centre. Since then, she has seen orders for her range of products grow. When she started she had been based in Sunderland but always dreamed of having her own place in South Tyneside.
“When I was a little girl I always used to paint and I remember one of the teachers having one of my paintings of a horse on her desk.
“As I was growing up I never thought I would be able to make a career out of it. “It was really a chance conversation with a lecturer at South Tyneside College where I was guided in the right direction.”
Ms Grieves often showcases her artwork at various craft fayres and a selection of her work can also be seen on her website.
“What I often find is people have something in mind but can’t find what it is they want. I can sit down with people discuss what it is they are after to create something personal to them.”
For more information on the range of products and services offered by Light Source Art, visit http://www.lightsourceart.co.uk/
Lindsey Grieves, of Light Source Art, with co-worker and local artist Linda Hill, displaying a range of handmade gifts at the Harton Quays Park Summer Craft Fair in South Shields.
Hundreds of visitors have already enjoyed browsing and buying from local arts and crafts people who have been displaying their wares at the Harton Quays Park Summer Craft Fair over the last two weeks.
Among the local craftspeople to have a stall at this week's fair is Lindsey Grieves, who makes a range of arts and crafts items such as plaques and bunting as well as distinctive creations for weddings and special occasions.
Her business Light Source Art has proven very popular with visitors over the first two craft fairs with a boost in sales and orders taken for more bespoke items.
Lindsey, who hails from Jarrow and studied an Art Degree at South Tyneside College, said: "People have been really positive in their feedback about my stall, which is great, and the atmosphere has been fantastic. I'm really looking forward to the next event.
"It's an excellent idea to have a craft fair like this in South Tyneside, and in such a lovely location. I've travelled far and wide to take part in similar events, but I'm delighted to be part of one in my local area."
Simple Pleasurers Exhibition - Thursday 31 January 2013
WHAT do we truly value in our lives? A new exhibition, Simple Pleasures, which is running at Arts Centre Washington until March 16, asks just that.
Simple Pleasures is the title of the latest art exhibition at the Arts Centre Washington - Featuring a host of work by different artists, the display celebrates the pleasure that art, craft and design bring to everyday life.
It asks whether, in our overly busy lives, we really set enough time aside and step back to appreciate the visual beauty surrounding us in both the natural world and the world we have designed and created?
It features the work of regional and nationally acclaimed artist including Vanessa Foley, Jane Sutcliffe, Joanne Elliott, Judy Thomas, Donna Cheshire, Louise Bradley, Lindsey Grieves, Adrian Moule, Waseem Aslam, Jacqueline Quinn, Paul Belcher, Patrick Shannon, Gordon Sharp, popgrafik, Brenda Watson, Emily Wells, Julie Macbean, Phillipa Whiteside and Dean Turnbull.
Matthew Blyth, audience development officer at Arts Centre Washington, said: “We put a call out to artists to submit work that conveys their individual definition of ‘Simple Pleasure’ and we were overwhelmed by the response.
This coming Thursday 18th sees the re-launch of Creative Cohestion space in Sunniside that celebrates and welcomes two new tenants; Lindsey Grieves and Joanne Elliott, the launch of their website and completion of their shutter commission by Frank Styles. A new exhibition ‘Reconnection’ plays host to a selection of the Sunderland Book Project work as well as guests from Washington DC.
The Sunderland Book Project @Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens June 2012
Art students show work at complex - Shields Gazette Newspaper
ARTISTS from South Tyneside aim to make a big splash of colour in a venue more used to screening blockbuster movies.
A group of 11 students from South Tyneside College will see their work displayed at a high-profile display, opening at The Gate leisure and entertainment complex, in Newgate Street, Newcastle, this weekend.
The Gatecrasher Art Exhibition will feature a wide range of contemporary art, from traditional paintings and sculptures, to installations and film.
Artist Lindsey Grieves, of Jarrow, said the exhibition is the finale of a foundation degree in applied art at South Tyneside College.
She said: "We have been assisted with business advice from Carol Metcalfe of Tedco, and the exhibition is a celebration of three years' work from the foundation degree. "This is our last year, and the first time we have staged such a large exhibition ourselves.
"It will cover 4,000sq ft of space, which The Gate in Newcastle has kindly provided for us." A preview will be held tomorrow evening before the Gatecrasher Art Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, running until July 9.
Local businesses and other community representatives have been invited to the opening.
Ms Grieves added: "The work covers a variety of visual art, such as painting, sculpture, installation and film.
"Myself and some of the other artists will carry on to study for a BA (Hons) degree in fine art, starting in September at Sunderland University."
The Gatecrasher Exhibition is open from 1pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm on Saturdays, and between noon and 4pm on Sundays. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.