The Rough Cut + Will Rose

The Rough Cut is a free event for new work and work-in-progress by artists working with the moving image. For artists, it’s a useful way to share and get feedback on your work in a supportive environment. For everyone else, it’s a chance to see interesting new films.

Each session is moderated by a guest curator or artist, who also gives an introduction to their own practice. The moderator for November 2018 was Will Rose.

Wednesday 28 November 2018
Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge)


How Long Does a Spin Cycle Last


Video, colour, sound

A Short Film About Buildings

Katy Bentham

Video, colour, sound


Ciara Ní Léanacháin

Video, colour, sound

About the artists

Operating under the pseudonym AAZZBB, Ashley Zazoua Bowes is a multidisciplinary artist born in Glasgow and based in Newcastle. Having graduated from BA Design For Industry at Northumbria University and Creative Arts Practice MA at Newcastle University, she is a studio member at The NewBridge Project following a year participating in their graduate programme The Collective Studio. Predominantly working with moving image, her practice also combines image manipulation, design fictions, field recording, prop making and writing to explore relationships with urban and domestic space as well as exaggerated realities and the multiple self. She has recently exhibited at Goldtapped, Newcastle. Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Upon Tweed. Culture Lab, Newcastle. RIG Arts, Greenock and The NewBridge Project, Gateshead.

Katy Bentham is an artist based in Newcastle Upon Tyne working across moving image, text, photography and live performance. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, graduating in 2018. Katy has recently shown work at 36 Gallery (solo) and Cobalt Studios (both Newcastle Upon Tyne); Galleri Bokboden, Bergen; and East Street Arts, Leeds. Recent performance includes Software Garden by Rory Pilgrim at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; and Salamanders Bite and Never Let Go, by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Katy was co-editor for Eros in Blue, a collection of experimental art writing designed and printed in collaboration with Foundation Press (launched November 2018).

Ciara Ní Léanacháin is currently studying an MFA at BxNU Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland. Recent performances include Sweet is the mouth at Tyneside Irish Centre in association with BxNU interim show; Sure she could talk to the wall at FIX Biennial of Performance Art, Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Ambiguous Utopia at The Northern Charter, Newcastle,So Sú Me, Strange Pursuit, Vane, Newcastle; and Become What you Rehearse. You deserve it. supported by AIDF in association with Barim, Gwangju S. Korea and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland.

Will Rose is Director of Pavilion, a visual arts organisation in Leeds. For the last 15 years he has worked primarily in the field of artists’ moving image as a producer, researcher and programmer. He has produced moving image projects with artists including Luke Fowler, Mark Fell and Aurelien Froment and is currently working on Pavilion projects with Stephen Sutcliffe, Margaret Salmon and George Clark/Jatiwangi Art Factory. He has recently completed editing a collection of writings by Ken Jacobs, one of the pioneers of personal filmmaking in America.