Time and site specific arts practice working across media, discipline and genre boundaries for over 25 years.
Drawing, Painting, Installation, Moving Image, Book works, Collaboration, Community Arts, Curation and Performance.
Tracey Tofield CV
Currently lives and works in North East England Born Feb 1967, Barnet, London
2010-11 Conflict Resolution Training (with Rivca Rubin), Middlesborough and Newcastle upon Tyne.
1992-96 MEd (Educational Development) University of Northumbria
1995-6 Person-Centred Counselling (Intermediate level) North Tyneside College
1989-91 MFA Fine Art Newcastle University
1986-9 BA Fine Art (First Class Honours) Coventry Polytechnic
1985-6 Foundation course in Art & Design, Nene College, Northampton
2012 The Journal Cultural Awards Whitley Bay Film Festival – Best Event on Tyneside
2011 & 2013 Arts Council England Awards: The Arthouse Programme
1989-91 Alec Turner Scholarship (£10,000): Sir Thomas White's Educational Foundation, Coventry
2005, 2003, 1996 Arts Council England Awards for Artists:
2017 Society of the Spectacle, Newcastle City Library
2011 No one will be as interested as your own mind, XL Gallery, Newcastle University.
2003 Matrixial Gazes, Globe Gallery North Shields, Tyne & Wear
1996 Synergies, Globe Gallery North Shields, Tyne &Wear
1996 Spoke @ Globe Gallery. Light, drawing, text, installation.
1993 Synergy, Newcastle Arts Centre
1993 Synapse, Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Fairground. Arthouses, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
2017 Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2017 Collaboration performance “murmurs” with Julieanna Preston
2015 A Foreign Encounter, Galerie FOE 156, Munich, Germany. With Antony Gormley, Catrin Huber et al
2014 Dirty Pretty Things, Cullercoats Studios. With Virginia Bodman,Lee Maelzer.
2015 All we are saying curated show. Touring show Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
2014 Seeing Voices, The Northern Charter, Newcastle. Performance event with Sky Hawkins & Laura Lawson.
2014 Two of Ten, Artwrights, Settle down café, Newcastle
Writers/artists group exhibition. With Sheree Mack, Lesley Copperwaite, Ben Lawson.
2013 Graft @ Derive, Arthouses, Whitley Bay Film Festival.
2012 Glory Box @ Imprint 2012. Bureau Gallery, Manchester.
With Cody Sowerby, Maggie Nichols, Hannabiel, Thereza Buskova
2011 Techne @ Arthouses. Whitley Bay Film Festival
2011 Prospero’s Library - Studio 75 Hackney, London.
UK element of an International Touring Exhibition of artists’ books, film and video.
2010 Tripartite (with Lois Hobby and Dee Shaw) - Saltburn Artists Projects , North Yorks
2009 Worms Drawing and Dance performance - Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
Live Art event Platform 00000008 with International Dance Group, MOTHER
2007 Strangers (Installation with Richard Jardine) - Tynemouth Station, North Tyneside
2006 The Great Art Fair - Alexandra Palace, London.
2005 Nostos @ The Northern Lights Film Festival - Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend, Side Cinema, Newcastle
Artistic Director and Co-ordinator. Multi-media collaborative project with 10 other artists
2003 From the Eye to the Hand - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Series of Artist/ Poet performances with Alec Finlay, Baltic artist in residence.
2001 Light works@ Newcastle Playhouse. 30 minute video work in conjunction with Live soundscape.
2000 Vane 2000 Typecast. Friars House, Newcastle upon Tyne. With Lois Hobby
2000 Voyheurism @ Drawing the Line, Globe Gallery (Hub) North Shields, Tyne & Wear
Site specific large scale drawing commission. With Roxy Walsh, Tim Bailey, Richard Talbot.
1996 Women in Europe, Oer Erkenschwick, Germany
1995 Mind the Bodies drawings. Opening Group show of Globe Gallery. North Shields
1994 Consuming Passions. Northern Women artists. The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
1993-4 Live. Video projections & Mixing, The Riverside, Newcastle Arts Centre & Newcastle Polytechnic.
Collaborated with dancers, poets, installation & lighting, computer generated drawing
1989 Artist '89 London Contemporary Art, Chelsea Harbour London.
2001-date Associate Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Newcastle University
2007-date Visiting Artist & lecturer, Department of Architecture, Newcastle University
2016-17 Artist workshops & Life Drawing Teaching. Hatton & Laing art galleries
2015-6 Consultant Artist for 'Creative Dialogues', North Tyneside Recovery Partnership,Wallsend
2015 Life Drawing Teacher for BBC 2 'Trust Me Im a Doctor'
2012-13 Stage One Module Leader in Fine Art/Associate Lecturer, Newcastle University
2002-11 Combined Honours Drawing Programme – Newcastle University
All Programming, Teaching & Assessment across Stage 1,2 and 3 modules.
Co-ordinated & Produced final year degree show at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Arts Centre,
Newcastle University, Laboca Café. The Stephenson Works.
1999-date Drawing Tutor/ Creativity Consultant/ Life Drawing (Freelance)
2003-08 Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Lifelong Learning University of Sunderland
2003-05 Art Tutor John Spence High School, Adult Learning Centre, North Shields.
Taught GCSE art & began the GCSE ‘A’ level art course for adults.
1996-2002 Art Lecturer, Department of Creative/ Performing Arts, North Tyneside College.
‘A’ level/ Foundation/ Fine Art, life drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Video.
1991-99 Visiting Lecturer in First Year, Dept of Fine Art, Newcastle University
Selected Other Projects. Community/Participatory/Performance work
2010-date The Not-Lectures. Curator & Creative Director of site specific performances
2015 Bagaia. Perfomance & Score, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
2015 Performing Research with Newcastle University & Cap-a Pie Theatre group, Northern Stage, Newcastle.
2014 Not-Lectures @ The Wednesday Lecture series, Breeze Creatives, Newcastle
Them Golden Apple’s and Non, Nous Ne Sommes Pas Les Bananes (Pox Collective)
We was Wrong, (Tobart & Stofield)
2011-14 Co –Director of Primate Productions & Whitley Bay Film Festival
2010 to date The Arthouse Programme , Whitley Bay Film Festival, North Tyneside. Founder& Curator.
2007 Growing Co-ordinated artists/young peoples work, The Bridge, Tynemouth Station.
2007 - 08 North Moor Sure Start womens Group. Video & projection, Fawdon Library North Tynesid
2007- 11 Creative Agent / Creative Practitioner with Creative Partnerships/ Culture, Creativity, Education
2006-7 Creative Practitioner Rockcliffe First School, Whitley Bay. Sow Grow Cook Eat Research artist
2004 Friends. Digital Animation/ Interviews. Northern Film and Media.
2004 Large-scale drawing murals and corridor installation, English Martyrs School, Hartlepool
2002-3 Northumberland ‘Artists in Schools’ workshops.
2001 The Big Draw @ Tynemouth Station. Facilitated ‘The Longest Drawing in the North. Event won a national award
1996 North Tyneside Council Youth service Girls Group Video. Devised, filmed & managed project.
1995- 6 Video Artist/ Researcher, Off the Wall (1 and 2) Arts Council commissioned project, Isis Arts
1990-1996 Session leader in Creative art, Ashmore House Community Mental Health Centre, Ashington.
2012 Being Mortal, Front cover illustration. Poems by Nick Montgomery. Foreword by John Fuller.
From 2004 Freelance Illustrator for writer, Raymond Howe. 3 Publications.
1994-6 Freelance illustrator with University of Northumbria-IT/SEN Unit (Durham County Council).
Illustrated a research publication in ceramics/orthodontics.
Designed and illustrated a special educational needs teaching game.
Designed & illustrated 'Sparky', a teaching package for children @ control technology
Further Training /Conferences
2014 Paul Fraser master class (writer with Shane Meadows) Writing for Film. Northern Film&Media
2013 The Art Party Conference, Scarborough. Bob & Roberta Smith.
2013 Working Wonder Conference, Newcastle University.
2010 Drawing Research Network Conference, Brighton. With Deanna Petherbridge
2007&08 ‘Mantle of the Expert’ training with Dorothy Heathcoate.
Creative Educational workshop Hilton Hotel, Newcastle.
2007 Northern stage writers & artists RSVP cycle. Creative devising with director Robert Lepage
2007 Creative partnerships Creative agents/Co-ordinators hub- with N. East Creative Agents
2006 New media video training (final Cut Pro) with Kelly Richardson, Isis Arts
2005 Future of painting conference,Central/St Martins, London.
2003 Interrupt Symposia. Artist as Collaborator, Baltic Centre for Contermporary Art.
2002 B.Here, Engage International conference, Baltic Centre for Contermporary Art.
Participated in Master class by Polish artist/arts educator Janusz Byszewski
Presentation on creativity & failure to national and international curators @Waygood Gallery,
1996 Beauty. Art History Conference, University of Northumbria
1994 Generations and Geographies, Feminist Arts and Histories Network Anti- Conference ,
Leeds University with Grizelda Pollock, Carrie Mae Weems, Bracha Ettinger
1994 Creative Arts coordinator/co-founder of Arts co-op 'The Muses’. Ashington, Northumberland
1993-4 Common Cause Training Co-operative Business Course, Ashington
2002-7 Chair of Governors, Rockcliffe First School, Whitley Bay. (Elected Sept 2003)
Supported successful bid for Creative Partnership status. Parent governor, North Tyneside
1995-7 Globe gallery steering group/management committee
1995-6 Exhibition Adviser, The Globe Gallery, North shields
Administration, publicity, exhibition programming.
1994 Co-curated & co-devised 'Flashpoint' event nighst at the Globe Gallery. Curated Flashpoint 4.
1989-90 Secretary, The Long Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
RSA (Royal Society of Arts)
Drawing Research Network