Matthew Pickering

Matthew Pickering graduated from Newcastle University in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK and internationally and recently completed a commission for the Channel 4 Random Acts programme.

Working across video, installation and photography, his current practice explores the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on memory, perception and cognitive mapping. Unfolding in surreal environments, the hypothetical narratives within his video installations examine the complex intersections of autobiographical memory, account, fact and fiction.

Selected Exhibitions


Interrupt Cycle (Solo Exhibition), the Newbridge Project Annexe, Newcastle upon Tyne


Quit While You’re Ahead, the Byker Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show [Newcastle, London]


Square One, North Wing, Newcastle upon Tyne

Teesfuse Film Festival, Hazel Pearson Theatre, Middlesbrough

The Late Shows, North Wing, Newcastle upon Tyne


Whitley Bay Film Festival, Whitley Bay

4’33″ Silent Film Festival, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

5th Annual Empty Shop Open, Various Locations, Durham


Whitley Bay Film Festival, Whitley Bay

The Newbridge Project