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My practice explores the relationship between surface and form by playing with the logic and materiality of things, using a range of media including photography, video, drawing and ceramics.

Louise Couldwell

b. 1996. North Yorkshire



2015 - 2019 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University (with First-class honours)

2014 - 2015 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Leeds College of Art (with Distinction)


NCL London Show, Copeland Park Gallery, Peckham, July 2019

Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show, May 2019

Interim, The Long Gallery, Newcastle University, December 2018

Yawning and Dawning, collaborative exhibition with Carys Travis, The Project Space, Newcastle University, May 2018

Hold and Cover, collaborative exhibition with Erin Collins, The Life Room, Newcastle University, January 2018

Humdrum Sshhh,  collaborative exhibition with Carys Travis, The Long Gallery, Newcastle, May 2017

Basic Design exhibition at Newcastle University, collaborative project with Harriet Sutcliffe, January 2017

Electric Boogaloo exhibition at Cobalt Studios, Newcastle, November 2016​

Narrative exhibition at Newbridge as a part of the Newcastle Late Shows, May 2016

Ex-Libris Gallery, Newcastle, ‘Self Portrait’ exhibition, October 2015

Leeds College of Art end of year Foundation exhibition, May 2015

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Hibition exhibition, November 2014

The Red Kite Alliance Summer Design Exhibition, Harewood House, June/July 2014


Our studio, Archival Photobook, 2018

Narrative exhibition catalogue, 2016


John Christie Prize for Studentship 2017

Skills/ Experience

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ – Volunteering as Gallery Assistant, July to September 2017

Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, InDesign


Screen-printing & etching workshops

Metal & wood workshops

Sewing machine workshop at the Fashion Lab, Ampersand Inventions (2017)

Curating Workshop with George Vasey (2017)

Performance workshops with Richard Layzell (2015), Mark Bleakley (2016)

Publishing team – using InDesign to create a publication for the exhibition (2016)