When visiting Newcastle from both Edinburgh and Norway where I am originally from, I always made a point of visiting Waygood. I always thought Newcastle was lucky to have such a place, and wish that Edinburgh had such an artist led gallery/studio complex. This is why I could not believe the news when I heard that funding was being withdrawn by the Arts Council and Newcastle Council. A gallery is more than it’s buildings, it’s about the people that run it and their vision. With it’s varied and interesting exhibition programme, the team at Waygood have created something special that should be cherished and valued, not thrown away.
The possibility of one day joining the Waygood community in Newcastle would make me consider relocating from Edinburgh. However, without Waygood, my visits to Newcastle will be all the more rare!
Edinburgh and Norway
Posted 3 years ago