10×10 Creative Gateshead was developed by Dingy Butterflies in collaboration with the Best of Bensham Collaborative. They brought together 10 Gateshead artists and 10 Gateshead community organisations to devise a set of creative activities for adults and young people. Together we produced two activity booklets, one for adults and one for young people. Each activity is inspired by places and buildings in the Gateshead area, and through conversations with residents and local organisations. All materials for the activities are easy to find in local shops and do not cost much, or you will find them around the home.

The two booklets showcase the diverse and varied creative practises of Gateshead artists as well as promoting the work of Gateshead-based community organisations. Through the activities, we hope that people will learn new creative skills or rediscover old ones; explore familiar places in new ways and discover hidden gems in their local area.

You can download the booklets here.

Identity, illustration & book design