Theresa Poulton

Newcastle & Gateshead

Theresa Poulton (b. 1963, Everton) began her art education in 2008 at the University of Sunderland with a Fine Art degree, after which she gained an MFA at Newcastle University in 2013.

Theresa’s paintings are hybrid, a fusion of text and abstraction. Her typographical words and statements are politically loaded; in general they are informed by lived experiences.

Theresa has taught workshops in galleries and academic institutions the UK and internationally. She has taught a wide range of visual art subjects and works together with participants from a diversity of backgrounds, levels of art education and achievement.

As a freelance/community artist, Theresa devises and delivers creative participatory workshops to hard to reach groups.

As an active member of Stand Up To Racism North East, Theresa has joined forces with fellow activists from SUTRNE to form an Anti-Racism in Education group.


Newcastle University, Master of Fine Art (2011 – 13)
University of Sunderland, BA (Hons) Fine Art (2008 – 11)
Stockton Riverside College, Access to Art and Design (2007 – 08)
Stockton Riverside College, Access to Study Skills (2006 – 07)
Hartlepool College of Further Ed NVQ 3 Teaching Assistant (2004)


From Gesture to Geometry, Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough

Text & Politics – Two-person show, 36 Lime St Gallery, Newcastle
Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Group Exhibition, Middlesbrough
Red + Green = Yellow, NewBridge Project Space, Gateshead

Slow Burn, group show, The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough

Legacy: Fifty Years of Painting in the Tees Valley, Group show, The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough
Big Circle – Around the Object Group show, M17 Contemporary Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
New Modern – The Road Paintings, RNOP, Melbourne, Australia
Unfinished Business group show, curated and exhibited at Ex Libris Gallery and The Long Gallery, Newcastle University
Black SquaresSaturation Point, Acme Studios, London
Jasper Van der Graaf, Appledoorn, Netherlands

Khyal:Music and Imagination, Nehru Centre, London
End of the Beginning, Queensland, Australia
Fully Awake, Royal College of Art, London
Khyal:Music and Imagination, Bhavan Asian Cultural Centre, London and Oriental Museum, Durham

New Modern – Saturation Point, Deptford, London

Khyal: Music and Imagination – Group show, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Colour Matters, Colour Group of Great Britain (N.C.) NewBridge Annex (co-curator)

Two Angles on Abstraction, Two-man show, Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle

I Must, I Must, I Must Be Fuckier, Newcastle University MFA final show
Little Steps Big Deal, solo show, Newcastle University
Mr. Rabbit, group show, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Signature Art Prize, Spitalfields, London
TYPE, group show, Long Gallery, Newcastle University Fine Art Department

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Technique tuition: painting
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
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