Graduate Artist Residency


The Graduate Artist Residency at Tyneside Cinema is an opportunity for recent graduates from Northumbria University to realise a new moving image work over a three-month period, supported by curatorial, technical and academic staff at both institutions. Following the format of the Projections Commissions, which like the Graduate Artist film are screened before mainstream features, the residency is a unique challenge for artists to respond to the context of the cinema. 

The Graduate Artist Residency is supported by, and delivered in partnership with, Northumbria University.

Graduate in Residence 2018: Georgia Bates

Georgia Bates’ new film Mother of the Mountain looks for the often unseen strength demanded of mothers, reflecting on stories from women of the North East. Through joy and grief, storm and sun, local women’s experiences of motherhood are brought together with the wind-blown heights of the Cheviots to suggest a relationship between lived experience and landscape.

We launched Mother of the Mountain at a special event at Tyneside Cinema on 8 February 2019, featuring a discussion between Georgia and artist Kathryn Elkin, and a reception.

Further resources

Mother of the Mountain

'try as you must but there is no official difference between a mountain & a hill. many have speculated about this. the difference cannot be known only felt.' —Victoria Adukwei Bulley Read more...

Graduate in Residence 2019: Applications

Applications to the Graduate Artist Residency are currently closed. We expect to open for applications for 2019 in spring: join our mailing list to be kept up to date.