Is Mary Here Again?

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Do You Like Us Being Here?, 2009 C Type Print 42 X 59 Cm © Liz Murray & Nicky Coutts
Is Mary Here Again?
Curated by: Helen Smith

Waygood Art Boutique
31 High Bridge
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle NE1 1EW
United Kingdom
July 25th, 2009 - August 15th, 2009
Opening: July 25th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United Kingdom
photography, installation


Is Mary Here Again?

Nicky Coutts & Liz Murray

Saturday 25 July - Saturday 22 August 2009
Preview: 2-4 Saturday 25th July 2009

Artists Talk: The artists in conversation will be available to listen to online at

Photographs and film footage recorded during a paranormal event at Northumberland's Kielder Castle.  It centres on the voices of the mediums evoking the spirits, who asked questions such as “Are you a child?", "Do you mind us being here?" or " Mary here again?" 

The four mediums took it in turn to summon, encourage and goad spirits believed to be present, into moving a glass on a table, tripping an alarm, or touching the back of someone's neck to 'prove' they were there.

This event took place at night and in near darkness. The only light was either torchlight, or the flashguns of equipment used by both mediums and participants to record or capture what was beyond view.

Prints will be made from film grabs taken when a flashgun went off sporadically during a séance resulted in some fascinating images along with 'paranormal' photographs of the displays at Kielder Castle, creating orbs and tricks of the light.

Waygood presents a summer season of exhibitions before our Art Boutique is included in the transformation of our building into a spectacular new venue for contemporary visual art and artists.