NEWSON, Charlotte

1961 - ?

Charlotte Newson

Charlotte G. I. Newson was born in the Blyth District of Suffolk in December 1961, one of two daughters and a son, of Henry G. Newson (1930-), a carpenter, and his wife Rona Margaret Trett née Hart (1928-2018), who was born in Uganda and married at Hampstead, London in 1958 and they moved to Suffolk. Charlotte's mother founded the Rona Hart School of Dancing and commuted to London. Charlotte grew up in the wilds of Suffolk, was educated locally in Aldeburgh and at private schools, she studied at Ipswich School of Art and Manchester School of Art now the Manchester Metropolitan University, achieving her B.A. Fine Art Degree and an M.A. In December 2018 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Suffolk, which was presented to her by the Chancellor Helen Pankhurst on her inauguration as Chancellor. For some 20 years Charlotte lived in Manchester developing her practice before returning to Suffolk with her studio near Thorpeness. Charlotte has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Germany and has been commissioned by and exhibited with the Palace of Westminster; Fawcett Society; Electoral Reform Society; Peoples History Museum; Manchester City Art Gallery and The Lowry, being commissioned by many non-governmental organisations including Oxfam, The Pankhurst Centre and Turning Point. Charlotte's most iconic work is the first contemporary portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, titled 'Women Like You', a digital photo-mosaic containing 10,000 images of women sent to her from around the globe. Charlotte has a socially engaged practice and a studio-based practice, collaborating with communities to produce pieces in-order to engage in a dialogue which then informs both the artwork and her working practice.

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