Dawn Bothwell is an artist and curator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Her work re-accesses the artificial, constructed landscape by creating environments that communicate its unspoken motivation and potential to transcend nature and humanity. Questioning everyday features that become ingrained in collective lifestyle – like polyphonic ring tones with aspirations to spiritual enlightenment – Blackberry’s ‘BBRelaxed_Tranquility’. Her work translates off-kilter moments of heightened awareness within these atmospheres and looks at relationships between artificiality and nature.
An active curator, Bothwell has curated exhibition programmes for Square Yard Gallery and most recently SATELLITE working with artists including Johanna Billing and Juneau Projects on projects which respond in an innovative way to experimental music. She is currently planning two significant exhibitions in October 2011 – one, The Profane Myth in collaboration with The Literary and Philosophical Society and The Mining Institute with artists including Alasdair Gray, Damien Roach and Adam Chodzko and one here at Newbridge Space titled Definitive Gaze – a group show and live music event featuring internationally renowned artists. She is also working currently with organisation CIRCA as Projects Manager – selecting and overseeing their new residency program at The Stephenson Works, Newcastle.