Appetite and Newcastle BID Presents: DUST Rising’s Every Other Seat

Every Other Seat is an exhibition created and curated by DUST Rising and brought to Newcastle-under-Lyme by Appetite and Newcastle BID. Every Other Seat features chairs transformed by artists into works of art! All 15 of the seats are unique and individual, created in response to the pandemic’s impact on the arts.

And now we are thrilled to be bringing them to Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre as a reminder of the importance of artists and performers to our communities. Along with the original 15 seats, we are excited to share 4 new additions to the exhibition, created by students at Regent College.

In March, we welcome 7 new artist Seat commissions to the exhibition, along with 2 poetry commissions. This will also include seats from art students at Newcastle College (more info to follow).

The seats can be seen in the window of ex-Dorothy Perkins store at the Roebuck Centre, Newcastle from Tues 16 February to Mon 22 March.

Learn more about the artists behind Every Other Seat here.

Access and Useful Info 

  • Please support us by adhering to our COVID-Safe measures whilst enjoying Every Other Seat: Hands / Face / Space
  • Please adhere to the lockdown guidelines by visiting Every Other Seat whilst doing your essential shop or during daily exercise
  • Please do not travel outside of your area to visit the exhibition


Every Other Seat was first commissioned for Stoke-on-Trent City Centre by Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID and supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and presented on 18-19 September 2020. Appetite and Newcastle-under-Lyme BID are pleased to commission and present a development of the first project and to support Dust Rising and the commissioned artists through this project.


About DUST Rising 

DUST Rising originated as an exhibition in support of Stoke-on-Trent’s UK City of Culture bid and has exhibited in many, non-traditional venues since 2016. The Every Other Seat project was first developed for Piccadilly in Hanley in September 2020.


Images taken by Ben Farr


Appetite is an Arts Council England-funded Creative People and Places programme, led by New Vic Theatre in partnership with Partners in Creative Learning, 6Towns Radio, Staffordshire University, Newcastle BID (Business Improvement District), Keele University and Go Kidsgrove.