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Mar 10, 2014

Nature Club (SNCG)

We've made a start on 'Pollination Street' with a proposed ' Beetle about'.....

check out the creating a buzz post by clicking here

And here's a few piccies to wet your appetite:

Categories Polliation street project Tags SNCG Pollination Street Nature club beetles Pollinators drawings ceramics beetle about

Feb 24, 2014

'Pollination Street' heads to the Hancock

Hive Arts are giving a presentation at a meeting today, held at the Hancock, Newcastle, which will hopefully enthuse those attending to become involved in our ' Pollination Street' project, which is being taken city wide with 'Pollination City'. Scotswood Natural Community Garden have taken our project under their busy wings to organise this event and create ' Pollination City', fantastic, thanks guys.

Feeling a bit nervous but I'm sure we'll meet some lovely folk !! Wish us luck and see you on the other side!!

Here's a pickie of a bee hotel in one of Newcastles City Parks (Iris Brickfield)

Feb 10, 2014

project progress......... busy bees......

Things are starting to move on swiftly as we organise workshops and develop interesting liks with other organisations. Scotswood garden have taken on the project and have been working on spreading it city wide... ' Pollination City' , there is a meeting in the Hancock museum on the 24th February where HiveArts will be doing a short presentation about the project so far......

We have establisted links with Westend women and girls, the Comfrey project, Age Uk, Scotswood garden teens and Westgate Community College as well as contacting some schools and organising a backalley project in Elswick. John the Baptist church in the city centre has also contacted us and are interested in being involved in the project, they already have several bee hives on their roof and pollinator friendly planting. 

The first bit of life springs...... beautifull

Categories Polliation street project Tags Pollination street Pollination city Hancock museum Scotswood garden comfrey project age uk westgate community college westend women and girls john the baptist church

Feb 3, 2014

Pollination Street..... West End Funding

We have now recieved funding from 'Make Your Mark' to start our new project 'Pollination Street' in the West End of Newcastle.....

The Pollination street project will work symbiotically with community groups to promote bee friendly planting in urban spaces across Newcastle from East to West.

We will raise awareness of the issues around pollination by delivering a series of creative workshops with community organisations at key points along the route. We will work with groups including schools, community groups, community allotments and the general public who will use their own gardens, back yards and communal spaces to encourage the growth of wild flowers and wildlife.

The project will use educational workshops and a variety of art forms: photography, sculpture, painting, printing, ceramics, mosaics and social media, to raise awareness of the importance of bees and pollinators. This will be documented online using our this website, facebook and our existing blog:

Participants will learn skills in a variety of art forms gaining a connection with the land around them and its versatility as a place for growth and change. Those involved will be given the opportunity to choose an art technique or project to explore and create artworks looking at our relationship with bees and pollinators. This will culminate in a final exhibition documenting and celebrating the project.



Tags creative gardening community groups pollinators funding west end Newcastle

Jan 9, 2014

Pollination street

We have just received funding for our new project pollination street from Make your Mark. We will keep you updated with the project. 

Oct 14, 2012

Our first outing out with the Minor Discoveries

Great Mono printing workshop down in Jesmond Dene on the14th October.

Our first outing out with Minor Discoveries.  Both adults and children enjoyed the mono printing workshop.

Some feedback from those who took part.(Well feedback from the Mums and Dads!)

"Something new and interesting, I have never done it before! I will hang it on my wall."

"Its interesting and interactive,a fun activity for child and adult."

"Local parks always benefit from something artistic for children to engage in. Really exciting for our 4 year olds. Thanks!"

Apr 19, 2012

Friendship conference at the Discovery Museum

We attended the Friends Action North East conference and a short animation about friends was created.

Mar 7, 2012

Open days At Scotswood Natural Community Garden, 23rd June and 26th June

There is an open day on the 23rd June ( national insect week) from 10.00am til 2.00pm (Saturday) at Scoswood Natural Community Garden. There is also an open day on the 26th June (Tuesday) to officially show off the new entrance.

Mar 3, 2012

Something about bees

Something about bees was made today by some young people at Scotswood Natural Community Garden.

Feb 25, 2012

Animation workshop at the Comfrey Project

Here is the result of the animation workshop on the 25th February. A lovely group to work with the animation features flowers,bees from other countries, butterflies and a moving aubergine. Bright beautiful colours!

Feb 24, 2012

Animation Workshop on 25th Feb

We have an animation workshop on the 25th Feb with the Comfrey project. We are going to incorporate foriegn bees into the equation and build on knowledge they have learnt in the mosaic sessions with Jess.

Feb 22, 2012

Welcome to Hive Arts website

Well we are up and live! We will get things sorted and ship shape within the next couple of weeks. The "creating a buzz" project is coming to an end, the work from this project will be documented on this site.  We have had our ups and downs but have definately learnt a lot on the way.  Lots of people have got a lot out of the project and shared skills and learnt new ones.  Its great to see how a project promoting awareness about bees can bring so many different groups together.

All sorts of people have worked together on this project and created beautiful mosaics to decorate the entrance to Scotswood Natural Community Garden. Well done everyone involved!