NORTH-East artists are transforming a passageway under a former railway arch into a contemporary exhibition space.

Carlo Viglianisi and Nick Maylan, of Durham-based arts group Empty Shop, are curating Arch@Sleeperz, an exhibition of light-based art and cityscape photography in part of Sleeperz Hotel, in Newcastle.

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This space used to be an arch under the East Coast line between Edinburgh and London.

The display includes light-based sculptures by Durham-based Mick Stephenson and a photo-essay by photographer Steve Mayes.

Arch@Sleeperz will be open to the public from Thursday, February 21. Entry is free. For more information, visit