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Charlotte Newson

Visiting Professor of Fine Art


Charlotte Newson

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.

Exhibitions and Commissions (Selected)

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

Pandoras 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

Articles Publications & Entries (Selected)

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      


Media Appearances and Guest Speaker (Selected)

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