NEWSON, Charlotte

1961 - ?

Charlotte Newson

Charlotte G I Newson, born in the Blyth District of Suffolk in December 1961, daughter of Henry G. Newson and his wife Rona M. née Hart, who married at Hampstead, London in 1958. Charlotte grew up in the wilds of Suffolk, was educated locally in Aldeburgh and at private schools, she studied at Ipswich Art College and Manchester Metropolitan University, achieving her BA Fine Art Degree and Master of Arts (M.A). She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in December 2018 by the University of Suffolk, presented to her by Helen Pankhurst at her inauguration as Chancellor of the University. Charlotte lived in Manchester for 20 years where she developed her practice and has returned permanently to Suffolk with her studio near Thorpeness, Suffolk. 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 Art Gallery, The Lowry, and commissioned by many NGO’s including Oxfam, The Pankhurst Centre and Turning Point. She has received awards/funded work by many public bodies including the Arts Council. Her work has profiled on Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, the BBC, Women’s International Conferences (WIN) and featured in academic research, Remembering Women’s Activism - Dr Sharon Crozier de Roas Vera Mackie (Routledge), Feminist Afterlives. Dr Red Chidgey (Palgrave Macmilan) Lecturer in Gender and Media, King's College London. 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, a large piece standing at 250cm x 180cm. Charlotte has a socially engaged practice and a studio-based practice: collaborating with communities to produce some pieces in-order to engage in an honest dialogue which then informs both the artwork and her working practice. Charlotte provides the concept and framework for this dialogue to take place and choreographs the final vision. Currently Charlotte has exhibitions planned at the University of Suffolk. Contact Charlotte via her website

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