Lesley Guy is an artist and writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Member of TOTALLER collective and Neuschloss research group, and currently undertaking a PhD at Northumbria University. Regional Editor for Corridor8 and former Co-Director of Bloc Projects in Sheffield. Has a PGCE in Art and Design. Interested in the boundaries between solo and collaborative or shared practices. Creates fantastical dwelling places for artists using scraps of card, pizza boxes and papier mache. Writes poetic research texts about other artists searching for friendship.


2023 All I Can See Is Trees, IMT Gallery, London (group show)
2022 A BUN DANCE, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (with TOTALLER)
2020-23 The Raspberry Oracle, ArtHouses Whitley Bay (with Tom O’Sullivan)
2019 Tot-Tot-Totalalazola!, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead (with TOTALLER)
2017 – Take Me To Your Leader, Samuel Worth Non-Conformist Chapel, Sheffield
2015 – The Tetley’s 2015 Collection, Artist’s Commission, The Tetley, Leeds
2014 – Deadpan Exchange IV – Caasa Maude, Mexico City
2013 – POSSESSION (l), BACC, Bangkok
2012 – Moveable Feast, Hotel du Sauroy, Paris
2011 – Portmanteau, g39, Halle 14, Leipzig
2010 – Winner of the International Colouring-in Competition, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

Skills & Experience

  • Financial skills
  • Fundraising
  • Project management
  • Proofreading
  • Technique tuition: painting
  • Technique tuition: photography
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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