Bethany Stead (b.1995, Yorkshire)

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


2022, ‘Collected’, 36 Gallery, June 2022

2022, ‘Dip Your Wick’, Solo window show, RePUBlic Gallery, Blyth, April - May 2022

2022, ‘NOW THATS WHAT I CALL ART’, Newcastle Contemporary Art, January 2022


2021   'The Baltic Open Submission', The Baltic Gallery, Gateshead, April 2021

2020    '3rd Wave’, Online exhibition supported by The NewBridge Project, November 2020

2019    'Manifestations', Conny Art Festival, Consett, County Durham


2019    ArtHouses Festival, Whitley Bay


2019    Newcastle University Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Copeland Park Gallery, Peckham, London


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


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

2018    Jane Doe, Ex Libris Gallery, Group Exhibition, Newcastle University


2018    Komsu Collective, Komsu Kafe Collective, Istanbul

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

2016    Narrative, The Late Shows, Newbridge, Newcastle upon Tyne


2015    Wakefield Art Walk, Eyewood Vintage and Second-Hand Shop, project utilising shop spaces in Wakefield

Workshops and Socially Engaged Projects 

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

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

2019   'Paper Headdress Making', Workshop supported by AKT Charity, George Street Social, Newcastle

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

2019   Socially Awkward, Craft Workshop at Good Space, Commercial Union House, Newcastle

2018   Rural Arts Project, Polski Trambesh, Bulgaria 



2020 - 2021, The Collective Studio Graduate Development Programme, The NewBridge Project 

2018, Istanbul Marmara University, Turkey, Study Abroad Semester BA Sculpture, First Class


2015 – 2019, BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class Honours, Newcastle University

Awards and Residencies 

2019    ArtPark Rhodes, Sculpture Residency, Greece

2018    Socially Engaged Artist Bursary, The NewBridge Project 

2018    Bartlett Travel Scholarship

Press and Publications