Harriet Sutcliffe

Newcastle & Gateshead

Harriet Sutcliffe is an artist, curator, researcher and lecturer.

Sutcliffe’s practice is often rooted in and imbued with a sense of place. Her work usually responds to a collection, site or archive through architectural installation, sculpture, exhibition making, creative writing, drawing, textiles, printmaking, and workshops. It seeks to reveal hidden/obscured histories and/or narratives.


Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2022, Undutiful Spirit Archive residency exhibition, a collaboration with Gayle Meikle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
2019 A Continuing Process, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne,
2018 Re-frame/ Re-model: Reconstructing the archive, a collaboration with Melanie Stephenson, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Selected group shows

2022 How We Live Now, Newcastle Contemporary Art
2018 The Great Cragside Cover-up: House, National Trust, Cragside,
Northumberland, collaboration with Kate Stobbart
2018 The Great Cragside Cover-up: Garden, National Trust, Cragside,
Northumberland collaboration with Kate Stobbart 2018 The Everyday Political, CGP, London
2018 Women Artists of the North East Library, Great Exhibition of the North, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead
2017 Fully Awake, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds
2016 It started with a line, MFA Exhibition, Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne
2014 Glazed, NN Contemporary, Northampton
2013 Traces of a Palimpsest, Hold Tight Pop-Up Gallery, Eldon Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne
2012 Terminalia 1 & 2, Hangar 51, Newcastle upon Tyne
2012 60 Hours II, Pride Suite Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 Out Yer Tree, Barnwell Country Park, Northamptonshire


2015- 2021 Newcastle University, PhD Fine Art/ Art History, An Evolving Process – Continuing Conversations: A Practice-based Investigation into the Significance of the Role of the Exhibition, Space and Form within the Pedagogy of the Basic Course

2009 – 2013 Newcastle University, BA Fine Art

2008 – 2009 University of Northampton, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Skills & Experience

  • Graphic design
  • Project management
  • Technical: exhibition build
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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