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Monday, October 4, 2010

Doctor Who Exhibit calls for fan art!

press release:

Who's the Rubbish Artist in Times Square?

Life Science Centre appeals for more Who art

Self confessed 'Rubbish Artist' Julie Easley, from Saltburn in Cleveland thought it would be a good idea to show her rubbish portrait (David Tennant in the guise of the 10th Time Lord) to organizers of the official BBC Doctor Who exhibition currently running at the Centre for Life, Newcastle.

Rubbish, as in recycled newspaper, and 'a labour of love' (her description) which has taken her over 55 hours to complete and uses over 22 newspapers (local) and a litre and a half of glue.

Artist Julie says "Making art from rubbish is my passion and, specifically, re-using locally sourced materials using traditional handcrafted techniques. I create ‘one-offs’ which are quirky, unique and injected with a sense of fun, transforming untraditional materials into works of art. I love the feeling of creating beautiful pieces from rubbish and especially the delighted reactions I get."

The team at the Centre for Life were suitably impressed and have offered 'gallery' space within the reception area of the Bio Science Centre directly opposite the Life Science Centre (bypassing the Lady Boys of Bangkok!) where the official BBC Doctor Who exhibition is currently housed until the end of October.

"We like the idea that visitors to our Doctor Who exhibition will be able to also visit the exhibition as they leave Times Square to see how this popular icon can influence artists. We've had lots of visitors who have specifically come to see the intricacies of the model making, special artistic effects and costume design and who have found the attraction inspiring and we're hoping they've gone on to create something Doctor Who related? We're keen to fill the exhibition space with more Doctor Who related artwork…

Interested artists are asked to submit pictures of their Who related artwork by jpeg and email to with the header entitled 'doctor who art for consideration' with a brief description and explanation. Artwork must be available to loan to Life until the end of October to coincide with the end of the exhibition.

"To fill the space with recent works that have been created locally since the exhibition opened in May would be a marvelous tribute to one of the best exhibitions we've hosted to date and in our 10th birthday year" they say.

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