Touche, Éclat artist's talk : Nina Chua, Daniel Davies, and Joanne Masding in conversation with Dean Hughes


Nina Chua, Daniel Davies, and Joanne Masding will talk about their work currently showing in Touche,Éclat at Workplace Gateshead. The event will take place in the gallery and will be chaired by Dean Hughes who will take up the post of Professor and Head of the Department of Arts at Northumbria University from January 2018.

Dean Hughes (b.1974 Manchester, UK) studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London between 1993-96. He was included in the British Art Show 5 in 2000 and his work was featured in Phaidon's 2005 book Vitamin D New Perspectives in Drawing. He has made solo exhibitions in the UK, Europe, and the USA. Group exhibitions include Big Minis at CAPC Bordeaux; Lonely at the Top, MUHKA Antwerp, and Newspeak: British Art now, Saatchi Gallery. From January 2018, he will be Professor and Head of the Department of Arts at Northumbria University.


Nina Chua graduated form am MA in Fine Art from Manchester School of Art in 2011. Recent exhibitions include: And a 123, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK, 11:17, CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK, The Latest, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, UK, Life and Opinions, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany, From A to C, this being B, Caustic Coastal, Manchester, UK, Green Room, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK. Nina is part of the 2016 Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist Programme and has work in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Collection Manchester, UK. Chua lives and works in Manchester.

Daniel Davies graduated from his BA Fine Art Painting at Northumbria University in 2015. Solo exhibitions include First Kiss, Sunday-s, Copenhagen, DE (forthcoming), Cloud Illusions, Galleria Acappella, Naples, IT , Daniel Davies, Rod Barton, London, UK. Group Exhibitions include We are the ones, Carlsberg Byens Galerie, Copenhagen, DK, You were high when I was doomed, IMT, London, UK, Group Show, Sunday-s, Copenhagen, DK, From The Rocks Above The Pass, Milk Collective, The House Of Blah Blah, Middlesborough, UK, I am a Golden God, Fiebach Minninger, Cologne, (Curated by Henning Strassburger), ‘80 Years’, Limoncello, London, UK, ‘Unpainting / \ Resurfacing’, UH Galleries, Hatfield, UK. Davies lives and works in London.


Joanne Masding graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007. Solo exhibitors include: Plaster Ghost Finger Cast, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Lacquer Moving Lightly, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Joanne Masding, 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China. Group exhibitions include In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat, Liverpool, Like the green fig tree, Workplace Gateshead (curated by Milk collective), Image Music Text, IMT, London, After, Division of Labour, London, Gone Fishing, Assembly House, SNAKE HORSE GOAT MONKEY, Guest Projects, London, The Place of The Scene, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Masding lives and works in Birmingham.