The exhibition explores ideas that challenge the limits of modern invention, whilst showcasing the creativity of women in the science, art, history and architecture sectors.
With females making up only 11% of the engineering workforce*, Switched on! promotes the idea that the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) sectors are for everyone.
*data from 2017 surveys carried out by the Women’s Engineering Society
Discover a new series of installations by Newcastle University postgraduate students and alumni
A collaboration of three creative visions combining art, music and sculpture, intended the re-focus the lens on female history at Cragside
A suspended mixed-media installation which draws together light, sound and imagery to form a picture of female innovation at Cragside in past and present
This installation is the 'Cragside blueprint', and looks to the future of architectural drawing
The printed shroud explores some of the most pioneering methods
of textile manufacture through the use of 3D printing techniques.
Power of body and mind explores the relationship between Cragside, built to harness the power of nature, and mitochondria, the natural power-producing elements of the human body
Discover the role of women in Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works factories during the First World War
The first home in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, there's lots to discover at Cragside. Explore the innovative former home of Lord and Lady Armstrong, packed with ingenious gadgets and modern conveniences – some of them still working!
Three influential people helped to create the special place we know and love today. Learn more about them and their combined vision.