The Big Green Chair Project is a community engagement and place making arts project that works to understand people who live and visit Newcastle are thinking and feeling about the City in a time of change. Three days a week artist Kate Wilkins will set up her easel and a large antique green leather armchair in the streets of Newcastle to draw portraits and interview any people who wish to sit, encouraging engagement and exchange, not only with the sitters but also those who stop to watch.
The portraits are gifted to each sitter in exchange for being filmed during the sitting that contributes to this storytelling of Newcastle at a certain point in time. At the finish of the project there will be a gallery showing of many of the works, accompanied by photos and videos. All who sat in the chair will be invited to the opening night.
The Big Green Chair will be in Darby Street this weekend, 17-19 October.
To find out more about the project and where the chair can be found, check out the Big Green Chair on Facebook.