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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



2022   Dip Your Wick, 'The PUBlic Window' (Solo) RePUBlic Gallery, Blyth, UK

2019   Saggy, (Duo) with Matilda Sutton, The Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University, UK



2023   CRAWL SPACE, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London,UK


2023   Gatherings, SET Woolwich, London, UK

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


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

2022   Shieldfield Home, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2022   Collected, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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

2021    Loose Time, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2021    BALTIC Open Submission, BALTIC Gallery, Gateshead, UK

2021    The Art Hunt, The Riverwalk, Durham, UK

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

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

2019    Manifestations, Conny Art Festival, Consett, UK

2019    ArtHouses Festival, Whitley Bay, UK

2019    Newcastle University Degree Show, Copeland Gallery, London, UK

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

2018    Jane Doe, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University, UK

2018    Komsu Collective, Komsu Kafe Collective, Istanbul, Turkey

2017   Electric Boogaloo, Cobalt Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2016   Narrative, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2015   Wakefield Art Walk, Eyewood, Wakefield, UK

Awards and Residencies 


2023    Belonging, Site specific commission, Pink Collar Gallery

2022    BALTIC Artist Bursary and Curator Studio Visits with Emma Dean, BALTIC Gateshead

2021    Lazy Liaisons, Nominated and commissioned for a publication with Corridor8

2019    ArtPark Rhodes, Artist Residency, Greece

2018    Socially Engaged Artist Bursary, The NewBridge Project 

2018    Bartlett Travel Scholarship

Press and Publications 

2023   This new exhibition shines a spotlight on working-class creatives, Article, Dazed & Confused Magazine

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   Ceramic Sculpture, Three day sculpture course, Newcastle Arts Centre

2023   Tarot Tiles, clay tile workshop, Durham University Library and Collections 

2023   Zoomorphic Sculpture, Four day sculpture course, Newcastle Arts Centre

2021 - 2023   Visually Impaired Art Group, Leader of accessible art group, Newcastle Vision Support 

2021 - 2023   Mini Pride, Artist facilitator for travelling arts festival with Curious Arts


2022   Ancient Clay, Four sculpture course, Newcastle Arts Centre

2022   Sculpting Sight, Accessible ceramic sculpture workshop, The NewBridge Project

2021 - 2022    Queer Art Youth Group, Lead facilitator of the youth art group, Curious Arts


2021   Anthropomorphic Sculpture, Four Day ceramic sculpture course, 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, North Shields

2019   Paper Head-dresses, Paper workshop with Lady Kitt, AKT Charity, Newcastle

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

2018   Rural Arts Project, Polski Trambesh, Bulgaria 

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