The great Cragside cover-up: house by Kate Stobbart and Harriet Sutcliffe

From 13 October - 4 November The Great Cragside Cover up by artists Kate Stobbart and Harriet Sutcliffe will be installed within house. As part of the installation, some of the collection at Cragside will be obscured.

This temporary intervention within the collection highlights the female representation within the art collection, photographs, sculptures and objects that are currently on display at Cragside.


Part of the collection in the house will be covered-up and concealed from 13 October – 4 November.


Cragside’s Women and Power exhibitions are in partnership with Newcastle University, and have received funding from the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme.


Find out more about the exhibitions here

About the innovators

Kate Stobbart is an artist from Newcastle upon Tyne, making work with short films, objects, text and live events. Her most recent rejections are from from the prestigious British School at Rome (2018), Axis Web Art Award (2017), and Artangel UK (2013). This is her first collaboration with Rob Blazey and Harriet Sutcliffe.
Harriet Sutcliffe is an artist and researcher, currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at Newcastle University investigating ‘The Significance of Space and Form In Art School Pedagogy’. Sutcliffe’s interdisciplinary practice encompasses, sculpture, site-specific installation, collage and drawing. She uses a multidisciplinary approach to question authenticity, authority and the politics of display.

Outdoor signage for the Switched on! installations were designed and manufactured by Ford Street Studios

4,000 sunflowers planted on the lawn in the formal garden

The great Cragside cover-up by Harriet Sutcliffe, Kate Stobbart and Rob Blazey

A collaboration of three creative visions combining art, music and sculpture, intended the re-focus the lens on female history at Cragside

One of the innovators from Newcastle University works on a project

Women and Power at Cragside

In 2018, the centenary of some women gaining the vote, Cragside is celebrating the achievements women have made in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) over the last 100 years with two brand new exhibitions