Curriculum Vitae

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











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.