A new art project which offers thoughtful tips and information for new parents is coming directly to its audience on board Metro trains across the North East. Rail passengers will be treated to a series of artworks under the banner of The Teddy Bear Cabinet: Please Mind the Gap.
The images feature teddy bears made from baby clothes, alongside quotes and tips from a range of baby and parenting experts. The project was developed by Dr Christina Kolaiti, Senior Lecturer in Photography at York St John University in collaboration with The Parent-Infant Foundation, The Association of Child Psychotherapists, Cosleepy, Raised Good, Nurture Neuroscience and The Institute of Child Psychology.
The on-board exhibition takes place in the form of Metro Carriage Cards displayed on the Tyne and Wear Metro. They will be in place for the duration of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW) from 12 to 18 June 2023, with audiences able to experience it in between stations. The works will be positioned facing the buggy area on the carriages, so that they are in easy view for parents and carers on the trains.