04 October 2017
Artists Featured in Lungs 2017
Sunderland native Alice Corner is a graphic artist and writer. Her text based work draws from suburban frustration and unresolved teenage angst. Currently living in South London, she spends most of her time explaining the Mackem accent to Southerners and repeating the word 'cookbook' on demand. Corner graduated from Newport Film School with a Documentary Film degree in 2014 and currently runs Born to be Mild, an independent publishing company.
Amy Roberts created F**k It Yoga during her final year at Northumbria University. Roberts finds the idea of Yoga fascinating and, through F**k It Yoga, she aims to disrupt the notion of 'relaxing therapy' by combining new age trends, with what would not typically lie suit with such a calming experience.
Callum Costello is a filmmaker based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He completed his degree in Media Production at Northumbria University in 2012 and currently runs his own production house, A Breath’s End Ltd. Costello was a finalist in the Media Trust Dream to Screen competition, as well as the first participant in the inaugural Tyneside Cinema/Northumbria University Graduate Artist in Residence, where his work Nevermore was exhibited before being shown again at Coastal Currents in Hastings.
Caroline Hardaker earned both her BA and MA from Newcastle University. Her poetry has been published worldwide and is inspired by both philosophy and the world’s most recent scientific, speculative, and sociological happenings. Caroline is currently the in-house blogger for Riotous Indie Press, Mud Press, and reviews poetry and drama for Three Drops from a Cauldron e-zine. Her first poetry collection Bone Ovation is released by Valley Press in October 2017.
Christie Chan is an artist, curator, and children's book illustrator based in Hong Kong and Newcastle upon Tyne. Chan's oeuvre spans across various mediums including painting, drawing, video, and installation. Drawing inspiration from mythology and literature, the themes of her works often revolve around escapism and the pursuit of self-realisation.
David Spittle completed a PhD on the poetry of John Ashbery and Surrealism at Newcastle University. He has been twice shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize (2015/2016) and was included in the Best New British and Irish Poets 2016 Anthology (Eyewear Press). His first collection, All Particles and Waves will be released in spring 2018 by Eyewear Press.
Emily Birkett is a 2017 Lancaster University BA Fine Art graduate living and working in County Durham. She creates large scale knitted installations to address the unspoken issues of textile disposal and the resulting environmental implications. Her practice is informed by examining the sustainability of textile recycling as she deconstructs used clothing and other materials to create yarns, knitting them in a manner she deems as an un-wasteful process.
Emma Bennett makes paintings, drawings, sculptures and site-specific wall paintings that consider issues of physical and emotional engagement with known territories and spaces. Interested in Modernist and Post-War Architecture, she uses the built environment to seek out structures to investigate within her painting practice. She gained a BA in Fine Art at Teesside University in 2009 and currently lives in Middlesbrough.
Newcastle native, Henry Gonnet, is currently studying a BA in Fine Art at Leeds College of Art. Gonnet's work explores metaphysical patterns formed as we make our way through life, illustrating how our actions set off a series of chain reactions which affect the lives and choices of people we see and interact with every day.
Jill Tate is a visual artist and architectural photographer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Since graduating from Northumbria University’s Contemporary Photographic Practice degree course in 2005, she has completed numerous photography commissions for architects and designers across the UK. Tate's interests lie in structure and perception. From the architecture we inhabit, to the building blocks of reality, she examines how these structures are woven into our thought processes. In her artistic practice, she explores the tension and transition between internal and external space, often using the home to represent human experience.