NEWSON, Charlotte

1961 - ?

Charlotte Newson

Charlotte G. I. Newson, was born in the Blyth District of Suffolk in December 1961, daughter of Henry George Newson and his wife Rona M. née Hart, who married at Hampstead, London in 1958. Charlotte grew up in the wilds of Suffolk, being educated locally in Aldeburgh and at private schools, and studied at Ipswich Art College and Manchester Metropolitan University, achieving her BA Fine Art Degree and Master of Arts (M.A). Charlotte was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in December 2018 by the University of Suffolk, which was presented to her by Helen Pankhurst, great grand-daughter of the Suffragette, at Helen's inauguration as Chancellor of the University. Charlotte lived in Manchester for some 20 years where she developed her practice and has now returned permanently to Suffolk with her studio at Chapel Cottage, The Fens, Aldringham-cum Thorpeness, Suffolk. In addition to her exhibiting life she also has a strong socially engaged practice, delivering on issues based agendas in the community, this strand of her work involve delivering a high quality art work with groups of individuals and but stresses that she does not deliver art therapy. Charlotte has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Germany and has been commissioned by and exhibited with The Palace of Westminster; Fawcett Society; BBC; Oxfam; Manchester City Council; Manchester Gallery; The Pankhurst Centre, and has received awards for funded work by many public bodies including the Arts Council. Currently, Charlotte has exhibitions planned in Aldeburgh High Street Gallery and the University of Suffolk. Her most well-know work is the first commission contemporary portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, entitled 'Women Like You'. Website www.charlottenewson.com




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