Nita Newman  Visual Arts BA (Hons) PGCE PCET QTLS    

Artist Statement

I am an installation artist whose interests lie in the act between physically looking and internet searching. I express my findings using both traditional and digital mediums. I am also an art workshop leader and qualified teacher and lecturer with QTLS status.


2018     St Francis Art Exhibition- Exhibition of adult learners art works: The Showcase Gallery Birmingham UK

2018     Don’t be Afraid- Collaborasaurus group performances. Vivid Birmingham, UK

2018     Cats, dogs a Bat & a Snail: Exhibition of work from Friction Arts; by the young people of Art Club; The Showcase Gallery Birmingham.

2018     Shifting Birmingham: The Library of Birmingham plus various venues.

2017     Shifting Birmingham: 900 Years Drawn & Erased. Walks, talks and exhibitions: Works Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2016     The Fall. Works Artists’ Collective group Show. Works Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

2016     Feature. A participatory online video project initiated by Dan Auluk.

2016     M5 Mile. Documentary Exhibition. Coordinator & Artist. Nest, Birmingham, UK

2016     Yesterday’s Dreams. Curator. Exhibition by the young people of Friction Arts Art Club. Funded by Heritage Lottery. The Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2016     The M5 Mile. A site-specific commission. Canal Junction nr Smethwick. UK

2015      Mapping the Metaphysical. Nita Newman and Jen Dixon, Birmingham, UK

2015      Birmingham Open, Selected Artist, The Gas Hall BMAG Birmingham, UK

2014       Spring Offensive. The Works Artist Collective. Group Show. Birmingham, UK

2013       We Never Met. Commission. Andre De Jong (Vinyl). Solo Show. Birmingham, UK

2013       Re:Call BIAD  Bournville, UK

2012       Proposal 2, AV animation. Group Show, The Works Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2012       Summer Camp, Group Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2012        Castling. On line group exhibition. Eastside Projects, Birmingham in collaboration with the Glasgow International Festival of Art, UK.

2012        Allotment Plot 2. Group Drawing Performance. The MAC Birmingham, UK

2012        Agora. Group show. Animation & Artist talk Tooting, London, UK

2012        Allotment Plot 2. Blind Drawing No.2. Solo drawing performance. The MAC Birmigham. UK

2011        Ego 2. Group show. Minerva Works, Birmingham, UK.

2011        Zoom +/-  Group Show. The Works Gallery & Unit 309, Birmingham, UK.

2010        125 years of Margaret Street, Alumni Show. Photographic documentation from ‘Fleeting.’

2010        Fleeting. The Works Gallery, Birmingham. Two person installation.

2010        The Worcester Open. Selected work. Oil on canvas.

2009        ‘My understanding of this’, VIVID, Birmingham. Participatory artwork, text piece.

2009        Artsfest. ‘Seeing is Believing’ 200th Anniversary of Braille. With Pocklington Trust.

2009         Life By Proxy. SOA, Bournville, Birmingham, UK. 48 tv AV installation.

2008         Positively RED Art Exhibition. The Pavillions, Birmingham, UK.

2008         Pocklington Trust 50th Anniversary. Open Day: Northfield. Birmingham UK. Presented partially sighted students work for group exhibition.

2008          The Foley Experiments. New Generation Arts, (Joint Lead Student Mentor) Birmingham.

2007          Reality Estate. Friction Arts (Virtual Choir) The Curio City Shop, Birmingham, UK.

2007          Strangerlands. The Curio City Shop (Friction Arts) UK. Group show. Birmingham, UK.

2007          The Emotional Room. The New Generation Arts Festival, Group Show Birmingham, UK.

2007         The Birmingham Open: Selected Photographic entry, BMAG, UK.

2006         Breaking News. Group show. The Works, Gallery, Birmingham, UK.



2016        Heritage Lottery Award Medal – Best exhibition at the Gas Hall (Art Club- Friction Arts)

2009        Emma Jesse Phipps Studentship Award. School Of Art, Bournville. UK

2006        Beacon Award (Queens Anniversary Prize) Matthew Boulton College, Birmingham.


Education & Training 

2018        Emergency First Aid at Work. Level 3. Expires 22.07.2021

2014        SITS data base training. BCU. City North.

2013        Friction Arts. Training in Oral history collection, archiving and interviews.

2012        Institute for Learning. Awarded QTLS. (Qualified teaching and Learning Status)

2011        Birmingham City University Perry Barr, Birmingham, UK, PGCE PCET

2009       Birmingham City University, Bournville, UK  BA First Class (Hons). Visual Arts by Negotiated Study     

2006       Matthew Boulton College, Birmingham, UK.  Foundation Studies in Art & Design. (Distinction)


Experiential work within the arts and heritage.    

2018.        Joint Exhibition Curator for Wholesale Memory with/for Friction Arts at the Library of Birmingham.

2017-        Art Appreciation Lecturer/ Painting and Drawing tutor– St Francis Centre Bournville Birmingham.

2015-17   Community Heritage Worker and PM. MADE (Birmingham). ‘Everybody’s Story’, a Heritage Lottery funded project about Chance Glass Works Smethwick. Workshop delivery at Holly Lodge School and Level 2 and 3 Module creation and delivery for Bournville College. Working in conjunction with Smethwick Archives.

2014-15 Foundation Art & Design Course Coordinator– Cadbury College, Kings Norton, Birmimgham, UK.

2014       Foley workshops. Baston Academy, Bromley, London.

2013       Art Facilitator:  Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery. Wolverhampton. UK

2013       Foley workshops. Frankley Beeches Secondary School, Birmingham

2013       Technician. Prop designer and maker for ‘Napkin’ performance at The Vaults, Birmingham. UK

2012-      Art Workshop Leader. Promoting, implementing & leading workshops with young adults. Friction Arts, Birmingham.

2012       Foundation Tutor (January plus Feb- June). Illustration pathway, Fine art/Fashion Textiles BCU Bournville

2011       Visiting Artist (Nov- 1 Day). Artist talk and individual BA tutorials. Solihull College.   

2009-     Student Support Worker & Student Mentor (Unitemps) All campuses.

2010-11 PGCE Teaching Placement. Teaching foundation students in both Contextual studies & Photography. BCU

2009-10 Workshop Tutor. Weather Oak Day Centre. Cotteridge, Birmingham: working with older students living with mental health difficulties. 2D & 3D artworks.

2007-9    Student Support Worker (Unitemps) BCU Bournville. Video & sound editing support.

2007-9    Art Workshop Tutor. Pocklington Trust, Northfield: Art workshops with partially sighted people.

2008-9   Technician: Model making based on an eco friendly science park using the drawings of a partially sighted artist. Display for and hang of relevant 2D Drawings for degree show. (2ndSemester)

2007       IPS Space. (5 Day Internship) Worked with Andrew Hunt in preparation for David Osbaldeston. Prepared mailshots, dismantled and removed false walls, painting and making good.

2007       Reality Estate (Friction Arts) Steward; facilitation of 3 consecutive live performances as part of a group of 12 stewards.


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