The NewBridge Project Gallery is closed throughout March. NewBridge Books will be open as usual.


Catherine Reed

Catherine’s work is multi-faceted working with a variety of media on canvas, paper, wood and glass. She adopts techniques that include using sheets of Perspex, sand, knives, brushes, construction caulk, sanding machines. She describes her approach as “having no rules and disrespecting the canvas” creating thick impasto and adding materials superimposed with slashes and scars to create dense deep powerful imagery with a moving vulnerability. A qualified welder Catherine also works with scrap metal to create sculptures, often inspired by African street art. Her work details a willingness to confront political and social messages through the power of art, A curator working with Catherine described her work “as each having a piece of your soul left in them”. Catherine is currently studying for her MA Creative Practice at Leeds Art University where she is exploring how to reveal lost and forgotten histories through her art, with a specific focus on Colonialism in Africa.