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Bethany Stead (b.1995, Yorkshire)

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

EDUCATION 

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

EXHIBITIONS 

CURRENT / UPCOMING

Snatch a Thread, Solo, Moving Gallery, Sunderland, August 2024

SOLO PRESENTATIONS 

2022, Dip Your Wick, 'The PUBlic Window', Republic Gallery, Blyth, UK

SELECTED GROUP

2024, North East Emerging Artist Award Shortlist, Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Sluice, UK

2024PortalsGallagher and Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2024, Counterweight, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2024, Pleasure Permission Boundaries, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 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, World So Obscured, The Great North Museum / 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

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

 

COMMISSIONS  

2024, Justice Recitations, Arts Council commission, Lady Kitt

2024, Belonging, Arts Council commission, Pink Collar Gallery

2021, Lazy Liaisons, nominated writing commission, Corridor8

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES 

2024, North-East Emerging Artist Award Shortlist, Seaton Delaval Hall

2024, Brass Tacks Artist Bursary, Newcastle Arts Centre

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

2019, ArtPark Rhodes, Residency, Greece

2018, Artist Bursary, The NewBridge Project 

2018, Bartlett Travel Scholarship

ARTIST TALKS / TEACHING 

2024, Fine Art Visiting Speaker Programme, Newcastle University

2024, Counterweight Artist Q&A, Newcastle Arts Centre

2022 - present, Course Tutor for intensive sculpture and drawing courses, Newcastle Arts Centre

PRESS / PUBLICATIONS 

2024, Counterweight – Review by Liv Collins, Review, Newcastle Arts Centre

2024, North East art prize finalists announced ahead of Seaton Delaval Hall exhibition, Article, Northumberland Gazette

2024, Showcasing city’s creative potential, Article, The QT

2023 Gallagher & Turner to Present New Exhibition 'Portals' in 2024, ArticleNE1 Get into Newcastle

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, Publicationproduced by Maya Wallis and printed by Overlay Press

 

2022, Audiovisual Cultures episode 116 – Folk Art with Bethany Stead, Slacks Radio Residency, Audio Visual Cultures Podcast

 

2022, Northern Formations, Publication, Corridoor8

2021, PREVIEW: LOOSE TIME @ VANE, NEWCASTLE, Article, Narc Magazine

2021, The Student Gallery Publication, Featured Emerging Artist

 

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

EXPERIENCE 

2024, Creative Support Worker, Mental Health Arts - North Tyneside Art Studio

2023, Studio Assistant, Hazel Brill, Newcastle upon Tyne

2023, Studio Assistant and Administrator, Claire Morgan Studio LTD, Gateshead

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

2023, Project Coordinator, Lady Kitt, Newcastle upon Tyne

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

 

2022, Sculpting Sight, facilitator and producer, ceramic sculpture workshop, The NewBridge Project

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

2021, Anthropomorphic Sculpture, tutor, four day ceramic sculpture course, North Tyneside Art Studio 

2018, Studio Assistant, Yucel Kale, Istanbul, TR

2018, Rural Arts Project, Polski Trambesh, Bulgaria 

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