Wallpaper Weekender

Inspired by the Arthouses event set around Victoria Avenue, Whitley Bay, Foundation Press collaborated with residents, utilising a cut and paste design approach to create a series of ’site-specific’ wallpaper designs.


Working from a temporary studio set up in The Big Local (at the former job centre) – the windows of the building gradually filled up with a changing display of prototype risograph-printed patterns. 

The first two days of Wallpaper Weekender were public workshops making designs with local residents. On the final day we made a tiled wallpaper design entitled Victoria Avenue. Copies were given to co-workers and visitors, in the hope that the designs find homes in more domestic settings.