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Brrrm with a view

Jade Sweeting’s sensual photographs, which are currently being shown at the NGCA, see her shining a light on the north-east’s motorbike community.

Middlesbrough-born Jade Sweeting, who is now based in Newcastle, has been embedded within the regional bike scene for years and Jon Weston, curator of the NGCA, said of this show: “Jade’s unique position as a queer woman within a typically male dominated world spills out in her photographs which turn the focus onto the rider’s second skin – their biker jackets and leathers. The photographs are erotic, sensual and tender. Carefully choreographed the ‘alternative portraits’ study the zips, pins and chains on biker jackets and leathers. Akin to still life photography the images balance light and shadow to reveal the personal effects, wear and tear and bodily presence of the owner.”

Jade Sweeting: 900 Miles (from Home), until 21 January, NGCA, Sunderland,

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