Consumerism, Gods, Politics and Zombies


Consumerism, Gods, Politics and Zombies
Year 9 students from Gateshead secondary schools
23 March – 19 May 2013 

A selection of comics and working drawings by Year 9 students from Gateshead secondary schools

Taking inspiration from The Rinse Cycle by Jim Shaw, Year 9 students from Gateshead Secondary Schools have been working with artists, writers and comic book experts, at BALTIC and back at school, to create their own comics. See the students’ ideas, imaginations and dreams brought to life in this exhibition of their work.

Young people visiting the exhibition can try their hand at making their own comic book strips, with a self-led activity on Level 2.

Click the name of the school to see the comic book strips made by the students

Cardinal Hume Catholic School

Charles Thorp Comprehensive School

Heworth Grange Comprehensive School and Specialist Art College

Joseph Swan Academy

Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive School

Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy

St Thomas More Catholic School

The Thomas Hepburn Community School 

Whickham School and Sports College


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