Charlotte Newson

Visiting Professor of Arts

Research Directorate

Charlotte was recently appointed as Visiting Professor of Fine Art and was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2018 at the University of Suffolk. She is an internationally exhibiting artist and Director of Creative Curve a UK based arts organisation. After completing her MA at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 she has undertaken multiple commissions, building a cross platform portfolio and socially engaged practice. Charlotte’s work is situated in a political framework exploring people and social commentary; translating those observations into a narrative which reflects issues of power imbalance and our dialogue with the environments we inhabit.

  • Women Like You, a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst Waterfront Gallery University of Suffolk 2019
  • POSITIVE, Covent Garden St Paul’s London 2018
  • POSITIVE The Brands Museum London 2018
  • Solo Show WIN Women’s International Conference, Manchester 2018
  • Solo Show Fawcett Society Manchester 2018
  • Creative Case Arts Council England 2016
  • CAN YOU HEAR ME? (CYHM?)  MIND (National Charity) Commission & LGBT Foundation 2013
  • Bags of Attitude Oxfam Houses of Parliament, London 2012
  • Pandora's Box Open Space Gallery London 2012                                               
  • Solo Show, Houses of Parliament London 2012
  • Perfect Storm Oxfam, Glasgow 2012
  • Solo Show Labour Party Women’s Conference, Manchester 2012
  • HOUSE, The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester 2012
  • Queer to Stay, Group Exhibition, The Lowry Salford 2011
  • Women Like You Manchester Art Gallery 2010
  • RELOCATION Whitworth Gallery 2009
  • Nature versus Nurture ISEA International Symposium of Electronic Art 2009

  • Remembering Women’s Activism Dr Sharon Crozier de Rosa Vera Mackie (Routledge), 2018            
  • Feminist Afterlives  Dr Red Chidgey Lecturer in Gender & Media, King’s College London, Palgrave Macmillan 2018                                                                                                                                    
  • Gal-chester  Postgraduate Publication Manchester Metropolitan University 2017
  • Perceiving Women’s Suffrage in England and the US; analysis of Museum narrative and display, Sarah Elaine Boonie, Postgraduate Study  2016                                     
  • Bags of Stories Arts Council England & A.G.M.A. (Association of Greater Manchester) 2013

  • Staff & Student Achievement Awards University of Suffolk 2019
  • Electoral Reform Society, London 2015
  • Suffragette Film Premier Manchester 2015
  • Institute of Directors Manchester 2014
  • 'Women’s Awards’ presenting to Maria Balshaw, Director of Whitworth Gallery, Manchester 2013
  • Emily Wilding Davison Centenary, Bursary fundraiser for young women/political careers London 2012
  • Radio 4 Women’s Hour Manchester 2010 & 2009