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Cate Newton

Artist Biography

Artist’s statement, January 2019 Tay Bridge Perspectives. 2018. Laser-engraved optician’s testing lenses in a chestnut wood support. I was intrigued by the thought that so many eyes had previously looked through these vintage optician’s testing lenses, and decided to use them to provide different ways of looking at the Tay Bridge, laser-engraving them with distant and close-up imagery of the bridge’s structure.

I graduated BA First Class (Fine Art) in 2016and MFA Art and Humanities (Distinction) in 2017 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. I am currently studying for a practice-ledPhD, concentrating on sculptural and installation works.


Awards include:

The Royal Scottish Academy Ottilie HelenWallace Prize 2018 for the best work by a female sculptor;

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art andDesign MFA Art and Humanities Prize 2017 for Outstanding Academic Achievement;

Moncreiffe Woods Sculpture Trail AnnualCompetition: Winner 2015;

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Armistead Prize 2013, best first year student;

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Pat Holmes Memorial Prize 2013.

Selected Exhibitions 


The Royal Scottish Academy; Tatha Gallery,Newport-on-Tay, Fife; Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh; Generator Projects,Dundee; FreshAyr, Ayr; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art; Wasps, Meadowmill,Dundee; St Andrews Gallery and Museum, St Andrews, Fife; Compass Gallery,Glasgow; Glasgow School of Art; and the University of Dundee.