MA Photography, Sunderland University 2004


BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University 1998


Exhibitions / Collaborations / Workshops


'Behind the face of a rock, throwing stones' Phase 2 / Research week with Surface Area Dance Theatre. Dance City Newcastle. August 2019.


Artist in Residence Spittal First School, Northumberland. 'Sense of Place' Supported by Berwick Visual Arts & Paul Hamlyn Trust. Exhibition Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. June 2019


Practical research week at Highgreen - Otterburn, Northumberland. VARC - Visual Arts in Rural Communities. June 2019


'Hand In Hand' Dance City Newcastle. March 2019 - Community dance project, choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management.


'Behind the face of a rock, throwing stones...' Phase 1. Collaborative research / rehearsals with Surface Area Dance Choreographer - Nicole Vivian Watson and Tom White Sound Artist. - Leeds December 2018. Supported by Arts Council England.


Associate Artist - North-East Photography Network - WearExperimenting / Observe.Experiment.Archive. Aug-Nov 2018


'Materiality' - Group Exhibition. Holy Island, Northumberland. Curator / Exhibitior. Supported by Arts Council England. September-October 2017.


'Northumbrian Landscapes' Peregrini Lindisfarne Trust / Helix Arts - Participatory Arts Project. 'Make Art Happen', Lead Artist. April-June 2017.


Immersion - Emergence. Residency programme (shortlisted artists exhibition). Old Fire station / Cumbria University, Carlisle. April 2017.


'Materiality' - Group Exhibition. Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Northumberland. Curator / Exhibitor. March 2017.


'Undercurrents' studio exhibition + Live audio / visual performance 'Meditations on the Sea' Brackenside farm, North Northumberland. Oct 2016.


Lead Artist - STEAM 'The Big Draw' - Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. October 2016


'Reflections' : Glass : Water : Art : Science. Group Exhibition; The Haining, Selkirk. May 2016


Planning dept – Multi-media, Group Exhibiton The Bakery, Jedburgh. March 2016


'Paper' group exhibition. Taipei University of the Arts, Taiwan. Dec 2015


Lead Artist - 'The Big Draw' - Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. October 2015


'Immersion' Audio / Visual performance.  The Bakery, Jedburgh. Sept 2015


'Periphery' Audio / Visual performance. The Watchtower, Berwick upon Tweed March 2015


'Paper, table, wall and after' Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne. Dec-Jan 2015


Artists Book Market, Baltic, Gateshead. Selected by North-East Photography Network. Dec 2014


'Above Ground Level', Projection. Blyth, Northumberland. Dottodot active arts, commission. Dec 2014


Lead Artist, "The Big Draw' Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. Dottodot Active Arts Oct 2014


'Positive / Negative Space' Cameraless photographic Workshops Newcastle University Oct 2014


'Ripe2', group exhibition. Baltic39, Newcastle upon Tyne. July 2014


London Alternative Photography - Pinhole group exhibition. Doomed Gallery, Dalston. May 2014


'Accumulation' - solo exhibition, Watchtower Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed. Jan-Feb 2014


AA2A Scheme Northumbria University, (Paper studio Northumbria) 2013 - 2014


'Camera-less photographic works', group exhibition. The Photo-Parlour, Derby. Nov 2013


'Placeless Place', group exhibition Whistle stop arts, Haltwhistle, Northumberland Sept 2013


'Terra Incognita', group exhibition, MIMA emerging curators, Stockton Arc June 2013


'Moving On', group exhibition, Central Square. July 2011


'Extended Visions', group show, The American School in England. Oct-Nov 2011


Meetings with Tate Britain curators to discuss Artists books. Feb 2010


'The Edge of Meeting', solo exhibition, Meantime Studios Berwick upon Tweed. Oct 2009


'The Small Print', group exhibition Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne. July 2009


North-East Art fair. 'Emerging Artists' group show. The Sage, Gateshead Aug 2008


'Brilliant!', CSDI funded group exhibition, Northern Print, 2007


Northern Print Bursary recipient. 2006 - 2007


CSDI Book Binding Course, Northern Print 2006


Public Artwork installed, Spittal Prommenade, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland 2006


'Profit From our Experience', group exhibition  / publication. Sunderland University 2004


Artist in Residence, various projects, Newcastle Play & Youth Service, 2003 - 2005


Artist in Residence, Beacon Arts centre, Whitehaven, Cumbria. June - Aug 2003


'Still', group exhibition. Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne. Sept 2003


'Capital,' site specific works VANE, Newcastle upon Tyne March - April 2002


Northern Arts, Travel Award 2001


'Wall', group exhibition waygood studio users, Ad-HOC Gallery, Wallsend, Tyneside. Sept 2001


'Flashpoint' Globe Gallery, North-Shields, Tyneside, Oct 2000


VANE, group exhibition, Turnbull Building Newcastle upon Tyne. Nov 2000


VANE (Visual Arts North East) 'Rocket 1' group exhibition. Stephenson Works, Newcastle upon Tyne. Nov 1999









graham patterson - visual artist  




I'm an artist based in North-Northumberland, my studio is situated on a farm adjacent to Holy Island. Growing up close to this coastal landscape induced a deep connection to the tidal space. I enjoy working with materials that present themselves in the coastal landscape; tapping into notions of serendipity and subscribing to an economy of means. Direct processes are favoured, my use of analogue equipment such as photocopiers, slide-projectors and camera-less photographic processes accentuate this.