Art will help viewers read all about it as they book up

THE latest artistic display has been booked in for Tynemouth Station.

Four artists – James Chincharo, Yvette Hawkins, Catherine Johnson and Anna Welsh – are displaying their work as part of Traces, which is in two parts and is part of the Book Apothecary regional project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

On the east concourse there is an installation of reclaimed vintage suitcases and trunks presented, consisting of hand-made books, installations and curious bookish objects made and inspired by the physical acts of reading.

It will be launched tonight (Thursday) at 6pm and will be there until Sunday, coinciding with the latest book fair on the west concourse.

Meanwhile, in The Bridge Gallery, the artists have used the space to expand on the themes of their work, with animation, kinetic folded paper, woven structures and found objects – this opens on Thursday and will remain in situ until November.

Music is provided by The Acoustic Smugglers.

Also at the station will be Shatila Art, which was produced by ten youngsters and three teachers from the Shatila Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut following their recent visit to the borough.

And there is A Journey to Anywhere in the World can Begin at Tynemouth Station, a compact version of what was originally displayed on two 25-metre long hoardings during the restoration work at the station, created by artists Gaynor Devaney and Dave Hull-Denholm working with three local schools.