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The Exchange Summit

with members from Spike Island Associates, Extra-Ordinary People, CAMP, The NewBridge Project, G39, Turf Projects

The Exchange Summit

with members from Spike Island Associates, Extra-Ordinary People, CAMP, The NewBridge Project, G39, Turf Projects

APMK Exchange, Women In Net In Field (2021). Image courtesy Mani Kambo and Annabel Pettigrew



Over the past six months, The Exchange has brought together sixty artists from across the UK, pairing peers from different networks and opening up space for new creative conversations, experiences and outcomes. This summit, hosted by Eastside Projects, concludes The Exchange by sharing activities, outcomes, processes and experiences from some of the artists involved.


  • – Introduction –
  • Jo Ball (Spike Island Associate) & Katrina Brown, 'Dancing Moths and Daily Haikus'
  • Brenda Hickin & Carol Laidler (Spike Island Associate), 'Mirrored Exchange'
  • Sara Bowler & Anna Haydock-Wilson (Spike Island Associate), 'Seen/Heard: Shared'
  • Aled Simons & Mark Leahy
  • – Break –
  • Bijan Moosavi & Jennifer Taylor, 'Performative Conversation'
  • Sahjan Kooner & Meaghan Stewart, 'Extract from a conversation'
  • Annabel Pettigrew (Spike Island Associate) & Mani Kambo, 'Sacred Knotting Workshop'
  • – Q & A –


Following an Open Call Eastside Projects (EOP), CAMP, G39 (WARP), The NewBridge Project, Spike Island (Spike Island Associates), and Turf Projects each selected 10 artists from their network to take part in the project.  Artists joined a new, self-directed creative exchange and workshop programme where they were paired with a peer outside of their network and invited to begin a conversation. As lock-downs ebbed and flowed and social interaction was restricted, this project aimed to bridge the gap, creating new relationships and friendships between artists that wouldn’t otherwise be able to connect. This open-ended process had no limits or boundaries but was simply framed by the invitation to begin a discussion.

Participating Artists:
EOP members: Bijan Moosavi, Brenda Hickin,  Emelia Kerr Beale, Emma Plover, Izzy McEvoy, Krystle Patel, Rowland Hill, Ruth Waters, Sahjan Kooner, Steve Burden

CAMP: Brett Lockwood, Carly Seller, Kyra Norman, Katrina Brown, Liam Jolly, LOW PROFILE, Mark Leahy, Molly Erin McCarthy, Sara Bowler, Thais Lenkiewicz, William Luz

G39: Aled Simons, Alice Briggs, Aurora/Trinity Collective, Becca + Clare, Fern Thomas, Freya Dooley, Jennifer Taylor, Philippa Brown, Rebecca Gould, Will Roberts

Spike Island Associates: Anna Haydock-Wilson, Annabel Pettigrew-MacPherson, Ben Hartley, Carol Laidler, Cliff Andrade, Eleanor Duffin, Fiona Carruthers, Jo Ball, Kelly O’Brien, Lauren Craig

The NewBridge Project: Abel Shah (Giulia & Alex), Jade Cooper, Lisa Vigorelli, Mani Kambo, Meaghan Stewart, Pheobe Law, Ross Hamilton-Frew, Sue Loughlin, Vicki Doyle, Zara Worth

Turf Projects: Angela Carratt, Anita Wadsworth, Caleb Pinnell, Daisy Young, Flora Hunt, Jhinuk Sarkar, John Messenbird, Migeul Sopena, Rebecca Sammon, Sarah Dean

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