Meadow Well ‘Interiors’ Outdoor Exhibition

Interiors, 1981 ©Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, AmberSide Collection

‘Interiors’ is a series of photographs taken by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, one of Amber Film and Photography Collective’s founding members, in 1981.  Taken in and around Meadow Well, North Tyneside, in summer half term, the photographs capture a moment in time and are now being used as inspiration for a new community portrait project led by AmberSide.

The black and white photographs have been placed in 16 locations in the Meadow Well area, with 40 prints on display. The locations include schools, community centres, busy streets, businesses such as bakeries, florists, butchers, general traders, chip shops, convenience stores, and a youth project.

The locations for the outdoor exhibition can be accessed here and are available to visit from now until Wednesday 1st September 2021. Although many Covid restrictions have now been removed, those visiting the area should be aware of any measures in place, particularly those that are inside spaces.

Please note that the images in the schools cannot be visited unless audiences have independent access.

The exhibition is part of a project commission awarded to photographer Maria Maza who was selected from an open call opportunity. As part of the Amber Meadow Well Project a booklet of the images with some background about the original work has been produced, available by clicking here.

The project has been made possible by funding from Art Fund, with additional from Arts Council England through the Cultural Recovery Fund. For further information on the project visit the group Facebook page


Meadow Well outdoor exhibition of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s ‘Interiors’ (1981), ©Maria Maza 2021

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