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New Line Graffiti Promotions

New Line was commissioned by the Customs House to create the artwork and manage the recruitment of professional artists to collaborate with local young people. The artists chosen to work with New Line were Heavy Artillery, a crew from Brighton.
Initial ideas came from a group of local young people working creatively during out of school workshops. The young people created their own paintings, which were used by the professional artists to base the final artwork.

The main ideas the young people came up with were based on the history of Jarrow, in the form of a time line. They sectioned their ideas into images depicting St Bede, coal mining, William Jobbling, ship building and the Jarrow Crusades.