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Bethany Stead (b.1995, Yorkshire)

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Studio member at The NewBridge Project.


2020 – 2021   Collective Studio Programme, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne


2015 – 2019   Bachelor of Fine Arts, First Class Honours, Newcastle University


2018               Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture, Erasmus, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey


2023   Hypha, Church of St John, Healey, Riding Mill, Northumberland


2023   Now That's What I Call Art 2, Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2022   Shieldfield Home, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

2022   Collected, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2022   Dip Your Wick, Solo show at RePUBlic Gallery, Blyth

2022   Now That's What I Call Art, Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

2021    The Baltic Open Submission, The Baltic Gallery, Gateshead

2021    World So Obscured, The Great North Museum / Online, Newcastle upon Tyne

2020    3rd Wave, The NewBridge Project / Online, Newcastle upon Tyne

2019    Manifestations, Conny Art Festival, Consett

2019    ArtHouses Festival, Whitley Bay

2019    Newcastle University Degree Show 2019, Copeland Park Gallery, Peckham, London

2019    Newcastle University Degree Show 2019, Seminar Room, Newcastle University

2019    Saggy, Joint Exhibition with Matilda Sutton, The Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University


2018    Jane Doe, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University

2018    Komsu Collective, Komsu Kafe Collective, Istanbul

2017   Electric Boogaloo, Cobalt Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne  

2016   Narrative, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

2015   Wakefield Art Walk, Eyewood, Wakefield

Awards and Residencies 

2022    BALTIC Artist Bursary and Curator Studio Visits

2019    ArtPark Rhodes, Artist Residency, Greece

2018    Socially Engaged Artist Bursary, The NewBridge Project 

2018    Bartlett Travel Scholarship

Press and Publications 

2023   Pulse Artist Feature, April - May Edition of The Crack Magazine 

2022   Supporting Material, Publication produced by Maya Wallis and printed by Overlay Press


2022   Slacks Radio Residency, Emerging Artist interview with Audio Visual Cultures Podcast


2022   Northern Formations, Publication, Corridoor8


2021    Preview: Loose Time, Article, Narc Magazine

2021   The Student Gallery Publication, Featured Emerging Artist


2021   To swim against the stream, Article, a-n Special Edition Artists Newsletter

Teaching and Facilitation 

2023   Tarot Tiles, clay tile workshop exploring tarot, symbolism and archetypes, Durham University Library and Collections, Durham 

2023   Zoomorphic Sculpture, Four day theoretical and practical ceramic sculpture course, Newcastle Arts Centre

21 - 2023   Visually Impaired Art Group, Leader of accessible weekly art group, Newcastle Vision Support 

21 - 2023   Mini Pride, Artist facilitator for travelling arts festival with Curious Arts


2022   Ancient Clay, Four day theoretical and practical ceramic sculpture course, Newcastle Arts Centre

2022   Sculpting Sight, Lead Artist and developer of accessible ceramic workshop with visually impaired adults 

21 - 2022    Queer Art Youth Group, Lead facilitator of the art youth group at Curious Arts


2021   Anthropomorphic Sculpture, Four Day ceramic sculpture workshop, North Tyneside Art Studio 

2020   Burned Bright, Paper Workshop with Lady Kitt at the Thought Foundation Gallery, Birtley

2020   Town Common, Paper Workshop Supported by Helix Arts,The Beacon Centre, North Shields

2019   Paper Head-dresses, Paper workshop supported by AKT Charity, George Street Social, Newcastle

2019   Socially Awkward, Craft workshop, Conny Art Festival, Consett, County Durham

2018   Rural Arts Project, Polski Trambesh, Bulgaria 

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