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The 2022 Call for Entries has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered their work. We look forward to viewing your films!

Exhibition Opening: Ebb & Flow by Beacon Hill

Twenty-one award-winning artists and musicians with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs worked alongside professional video artist, Taryn Edmonds, artist/mentor Margaret Salmon, and musicians Uberloon to create Ebb and Flow.

The video artists explored the theme of the sea, what it means to them and how other modern day artist-filmmakers have used it as their inspiration, resulting in the production of a film which in turn inspired the musicians to create an accompanying soundscape.

Ebb and Flow will also be performed live at a special event at Whitley Bay Playhouse on Thursday 23rd November. More details at: www.beaconhillarts.org.uk/prem…

Beacon Hill Arts enable people with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs to pursue their creative ambitions, express their unique view of the world and challenge stereotypes through their talent and creativity.

Taryn Edmonds is a visual artist who lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her work spans moving image, photography and sound, weaving a documentary approach with installation and live elements.

Margaret Salmon is an American artist who lives and works in Glasgow. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography, focusing on individuals in their everyday activities.

Überloon have a real percussive charm that has seen them being asked to perform at the Secret Garden Festival, Wilderness, Lamer Tree Festival and Glastonbury, as well as creating music for film (Channel 4 and Discovery Channel) and international theatre. Their instruments include Thai gongs, vibraphone, banjo, accordion, percussion and vocal harmony.