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Image: Tess Denman-Cleaver, Return, Silver Gelatin Print, 2021, 75x50cm

Continuing in their mission to support emerging and under-represented contemporary artists, both in the region and beyond, Gateshead’s Workplace Foundation will be exhibiting a series of new works by Newcastle-based artist Tess Denman-Cleaver from Saturday 5th February until Saturday 9th April.

Denman-Cleaver’s solo exhibition brings together a series of texts and photographs which have been in development since 2016. Entitled Return, the artist’s work addresses female friendships and memories; a collection of texts are written with a performative sensibility and relate to unseen photographs and film documentation. In addition, a series of hand-printed silver gelatin photographs of a fragment of broken pot consider thoughts around objects, place, materiality and time.

The artist’s interest in philosophy and landscape in performance (which led to her completing a PhD at Newcastle University) has seen her produce work which spans performance, writing, workshops and installations, with exhibits at the likes of Tate Britain and Turner Contemporary, she is also a producer of the Women Artists of the North East library.

Return by Tess Denman-Cleaver is at Workplace Foundation, Gateshead from Saturday 5th February-Saturday 9th April.

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