Each year we commission a number of artists to create exciting, innovative and accessible art inspired by the world's biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.
Fitting for 2012, we have a programme of Olympic proportions, featuring two Turner Prize winning artists – Douglas Gordon and Mark Wallinger, the return of our 2011 Poet in Residence Kate Fox with a one woman show for families, a billboard exhibition by Newcastle-based photographer Dan Holdsworth and a new film by winners of our 2012 Moving Image Commission, Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry.
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A selection of artist films from our annual Moving Image Commission will be shown on the big screen in Newcastle City Centre.
Camera Running was filmed at the 2011 Great North Run from the perspective of an elite athlete at the front of the race.
A grand piano burns in this epic film by Turner prize-winning Scottish artist Douglas Gordon.
A funny, thoughtful spoken word show for a family audience from poet and broadcaster Kate Fox. Warning: may include rhymes.
Landscape and Duration is an exhibition of Dan Holdsworth’s photographs showing the route of the Great North Run as you’ve never seen it before.
Winners of the 2012 Moving Image Commission, Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry’s film The Order of Things is part natural history, part science fiction…