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Godsbridge X

5 April - 6 July 2014

With British Sculptor Tania Kovats as lead artist, 10 selected artists created their response to God's Bridge: a natural limestone formation across the River Greta, high in the Pennines. The very different creative responses were all gathered into this exhibition.

The exhibition was the culmination of an exploration of the creative process, collaboration and support between artists and professional mentoring. An accompanying video included interviews with the artists and documented the project revealing how the Teesdale landscape can inspire art. The project was delivered by arts charity ARTworks in Teesdale with funding from Arts Council and the Heart of Teesdale landscape partnership.



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GodsbridgeX The Exhibition
12 April, 2.15 - 3.30, Free with Admission
Join renowned British Sculptor Tania Kovats discussing her current practice and her role as mentor in the God’s Bridge Artists’ Project. Numbers are limited please book on 01833 690606 or email

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