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NewcastleGateshead (folded map), 2005


This double sided, folded map of the North East of England was created from an original collage hand-constructed by Layla Curtis from fragments of international atlases. Regional namesakes taken from city maps worldwide come together to form the outline of the North East coast and the rivers Tyne, Wear and Tees. Place names from a number of countries including Australia, Canada, Jamaica and Ireland are juxtaposed in this fictional geography.


30,000 copies of the double sided, folded print version of NewcastleGateshead were distributed free across the UK to coincide with NewcastleGateshead Festival of the Visual Arts 2006. Additionally the collage was reproduced as a limited edition digital pigment print using archival inks on Somerset Enhanced Velvet paper (255gsm) Signed edition of 35. For information about the limited edition print click here. 


Offset litho print (folded)



Layla Curtis | NewcastleGateshead (folded map)


Offset litho print (folded)

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