On the 1st day of Christmas, NE1 unveiled its festive windows across Newcastle city centre. Commissioned designs and winning entries from this year’s Christmas design competition have been installed across vacant retail units creating a festive window trail for people to enjoy in the run up to Christmas.
Five graphic design students from Northumbria University had their work chosen from over 30 entries; Ethan Proctor, James Lack, Klaudia Rozycka, Martyna Migawa and Chloe Arthington will now see their artwork displayed in windows across the city.
Alongside their work will be winning entries from four members of the public; Agata Lis, Alice Adams and Anne Featherstone and designs from local schools West Denton Primary and Eastlea Primary, who wowed the judges with their festive creations.
In addition to selecting the winning designs, NE1 is delighted to be working with four North East artists. Back by popular demand, Creative Ginger has again been commissioned to hand-paint his festive offering in the window of the former TM Lewin store on Grainger Street, with artists Lucy Kitchen, Sophia Barton and Sara Gibbeson also appointed to design bespoke Christmas themed windows.
15 designs will be fully installed at seven sites across the city on Wednesday 30 November. Site list:
- 29 Market Street
- 78 Grainger Street
- Debenhams, Eldon Square
- Unit G4, The Gate
- 101-104 Grainger Street
- Unit 3 Greys Quarter, Blackett Street
- 11/13 New Bridge Street
Rachel Barlow, Marketing and Events Manager at NE1 Ltd said: “We were bowled over by the number and quality of entries we received this year in what has become our annual Christmas window design competition. It was hard to choose from the wealth of quality submissions from students, schools and the general public, but those that will grace the windows were clear favourites selected by our creative judging panel.
“We are immensely proud to support and nurture local talent across the region, by working with four local artists who have all put their creative stamp on their window designs. We are incredibly lucky to have such talented individuals in the region and are delighted that the public can share in the festive fun. People will be able to walk through Newcastle spotting the winning designs and enjoying the Christmas themed artwork.”
NE1’s Newcastle Christmas windows are an exciting addition to the city’s festive offer, for details of all that is happening in the city over the holiday period, visit www.NewcastlesChristmas.co.uk
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