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A photograph of Dawn and Kitty sat in the NewBridge gallery space on a sofa. Dawn is a white woman dressed in blue with a black jacket. She has ginger hair. Kitty is a white woman with white hair, dressed in dark clothes. Dawn is sat to the left, Kitty is on her right.

Introducing: Dawn and Kitty

Posted: 13 January 2022

As we commence this New Year, we welcome Dawn Bothwell and Kitty McKay to our growing team as our Programme Director and Marketing Coordinator!

Dawn Bothwell

Dawn Bothwell joins The NewBridge Project as Programme Director. She previously worked with the curatorial organisation CIRCA Projects as co-director, and with MIMA School of Art and Teesside University on the project Borderlands. She has curated a number of projects freelance and under the guise Bad Spirits, is on the board of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and TUSK Festival, and makes sound and music solo and with the band Hen Ogledd.

Often creating art projects that question different formats – festival, workshop, performance, exhibition and publication: her interests include using experimental methods of co-authorship to rethink ways of curating and organising sustainably. Dawn completed a PhD with CRUMB, University of Sunderland in Curatorial Studies and an MRes in Exhibition Studies with Afterall at Central Saint Martins.

Kitty McKay

Kitty McKay is The NewBridge Project’s Marketing Coordinator and will design and support marketing campaigns to engage new and existing audiences with NewBridge’s diverse and exciting programme. As the Marketing Coordinator, Kitty wants to work closely with colleagues, members and the local community to communicate NewBridge’s work through accessible, creative and responsive campaigns.

Kitty is an artist and researcher with an interest in alternative models for organisation, education and social practice. She likes making art collaboratively with people and works with other artists, organisations and communities to build solidarity and new learning experiences. Her interest in and research on cities and ‘socio-geography’ has culminated in the collaborative walking and talking forum, Incursions, which invites groups to explore alternative routes through urban environments using walking, talking, radio broadcasting and archiving.