Lesley Guy

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Lesley Guy is an artist and writer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She makes work as part of the collective known as TOTALLER. Alongside her art practice she has written for a number of publications including The Metro, a_n and Corridor8 and was the Content Curator for Axisweb for five years, commissioning and editing work from a range of artists, academics and writers. She is currently doing a practice based PhD at Northumbria University, exploring collective fictioning and world building within art practices and ‘scenes’.

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A light skinned person with greying hair has their hands on a round pine table, they are wearing headphones, they are looking at the table in contemplation. Behind them is a drawing of a coastal landscape attached to a pine board with bulldog clips. There are blue and black bean bags near the table.

Blue Futures: In conversation with Suzy O’Hara

12.12.2023, by Christie Yung-hei Chan

A large hangar like space with white walls and a light grey floor. In the foreground a box-like sculpture with plastic flames. Behind that a partially built circular wall and in the background a large inflatable pig laying on its side. On the wall to the right hundreds of small images displayed in a block.

Middlesbrough Art Week

06.12.2023, by Uma Breakdown

A disc about a meter in diameter, cut from what looks like a dark grey carpet tile is set a few inches from the ground. The disc has brightly coloured squiggles and shapes painted on to it. there is a broken glass and a pink high heeled shoe laying on the top.

Brass Tacks: In the Round

15.11.2023, by Kin

A woman with pale skin and red hair, photographed from just below the shoulders, is holding a piece of coal between fingers and thumb of each hand over where her eyes would be. Her arms and shoulders are naked. behind her, out of focus, is a rural landscape.

Alexandra Clod and Karolina Uskakovych: (Re)Grounding

02.11.2023, by Tom Jeffreys

A large space with white walls and wooden floor, the ceiling is rigged with lights. There are a number of large beanbags on the floor, some have people sat in them. There is a large table at the back of the room with ten or so chairs around it. People mill around the space. Hanging on the back wall is a large patchwork hanging, large diamonds of coloured fabric stitched together. Another more simple square designed hanging is on the wall to our right.

Nominally Sovereign

02.10.2023, by Kate Liston

A white walled gallery space with a polished concrete floor. The view of the space encompasses three walls, there are three paintings on the left and right walls and one large painting on the wall facing. There are three benches in the centre of gallery space.

Kejie Lin: The Mind’s Garden

25.09.2023, by Christie Yung-hei Chan

A white gloved hand holds a viewfinder, made to resemble a brick wall, up against a majestic landscape.

Fiona Crisp: Weighting Time

25.07.2023, by Dave Pritchard

A photograph of two large screens displayed like an open book, in a darkened room, lit with soft red light. On the screens are black and white, grainy images of waves, curled and crashing. on either side of the screens are potted plants, the foliage is highlighted in the red light.

Zinzi Minott: Black on Black

22.08.2022, by Mymona Bibi

A large, high ceilinged gallery space with a polished pine floor. Large colourful abstract paintings cover most of the wall space. In one section of the gallery are hung small framed photographs.

Glaucus and Scylla: A Collaborative Painting Project

23.06.2022, by Christie Yung-hei Chan

Two people lying toe to toe in a field with their knees bent, a blue sky above them.

Freestylers: Everybody with Me, Always

20.12.2021, by Kate Liston

A computer generated or enhanced microscopic image of human tissue. light pink and purple strands, knotty and with fine tendrils seem to float in a dark blue space. the microbial strands glow with a mysterious light and stand out against the murky backdrop. Similar material is floating in the background, out of focus. The image is etherial and fantastical.

One Cell At A Time

10.12.2021, by Christie Yung-hei Chan

Satelliser - a dance for the gallery, at Baltic

J Neve Harrington: Satelliser – a dance for the gallery

08.11.2021, by Kate Liston

Three large screens in a dimly lit room. One on the far wall, in the middle of the photo, and the other two on adjacent walls either side. All three screens have a slightly similar image. A head and shoulders shot of a while male aged around 30. He has closely cropped hair, stubble and is wearing a black t-shirt. The background behind him is white. His face is different in each image as if he were talking or singing. There are two benches in the room in front of the screens.

Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2021

20.10.2021, by Annie O'Donnell

A partial view of an exhibition, there are images of civic architecture on the back wall. In the middle distance a vitrine holding three medals or coins. In the foreground is a table decorated with bunting and holding refreshments: a plate of wrapped biscuits and a jug of squash.

Navigator North: Exchange – Past, Present & Future

18.10.2021, by Debbie Rolls

A group of collaged scenes depicting rural scenes displayed upon a white surface. In the foreground one of these scenes is in focus, it shows a white field with figures and a piece of industrial machinery alongside stylised plantlike forms on the left, in the centre of the collage is a barren looking field and on the right is a photographic image of a sheep.

Gemma Burditt: Future Landscapes

14.10.2021, by Caro Fentiman

A view of post-industrial Middlesbrough. In the foreground is a piece of wasteland with the words I miss you, painted in large blue letters against white, on a wall. Two figures are sitting close together against the wall. In the middle ground are railway tracks and some contemporary urban buildings. In the distance is the transporter bridge and a clear evening sky dotted with clouds. Warm light and long shadows indicate that the sun might set soon.

Middlesbrough Art Weekender: Three Commissions

30.09.2021, by Steve Spithray

Expanded Interiors Restaged

Expanded Interiors: Re-Staged

27.08.2021, by Grace Denton

Close up of section of the Installation, Multispecies Visionary Institute by Sabina Sallis at Gymnasium Gallery.

Sabina Sallis: Multispecies Visionary Institute

19.08.2021, by Michele Allen

Oliver Hoffmeister: Hide and Seek

10.06.2021, by Michaela Hall

Installation view

Loucey Bain: Spatial Narratives

10.06.2021, by Annie O'Donnell