Listen to a journey of recovery

January 10, 2020

The NRP (Northumberland Recovery Partnership) group of men worked with artist Ruth Johnson. At the start Ruth asked the men what they would like to achieve and the outcome was a “recovery map” showing the pitfalls of early recovery as well as the amazing new opportunities on offer for someone becoming abstinent from their drug of choice.  Over the course of eight weeks a detailed map was formed and Ruth made a pamphlet, which folded out into the recovery map.  When completed the idea of narrating the map in the style of someone from ‘Trip Advisor’ was put forward.  The result is a 17- minute audio recording featuring the ideas and voices of the men involved.  It tells the story of recovery in stages delivered in an extremely poignant and authentic way.

Travel across over time and space with the Journeymen

January 10, 2020 Journeymen member, Tom Higgins, shares with us the development of the ‘Portal’ animation. We started our project as Brothers in Art. This was to encourage older men in South East Northumberland to become more involved in the Arts. The problem is, that when people say “Art”, they immediately think of painting and drawing. That … Read More

Maiden Voyage for the Journeymen

October 8, 2019

The Journeymen touring exhibition launched in Ashington last month, with a successful run at Hirst Pavilion in Ashington. Across six days, visitors were invited to share the stories of five groups of local men, who came together to share their own unique journeys in South East Northumberland. From intimate portraits and peach melbas, to reflective … Read More