Curriculum Vitae

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:

Solo Exhibitions

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

Other memberships/interests

RSA (Royal Society of Arts)

Drawing Research Network

Sea Swimming


The Circle Game
Oil on canvas
6'X5' 1991
Around the Table
oil on canvas 1991
oil on canvas
6'x5' 1991
oil on canvas
Lilith & Eve
Oil on Canvas
6'x5' 1988
oil on canvas
6'x5' 1989
Secret Blue
oil on canvas
Hierarchies (detail)