Virgina Bodman








ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS    * exhibition catalogue published
+ prints or print element
2017 Studio Stories, The Customs House Gallery, South Shields 
2014 LIGHT/DARK/DARK/LIGHT: paintings by Virginia Bodman, Globe Gallery,  Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
2009 Virginia Bodman Paintings, BayArt Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2006-07 Full Volume, Globe City Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Globe Hub Gallery, North Shields *

Sea, Red Box Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne *


Home Ground, Sandford Goudie Gallery, Customs House Arts Centre, South Shields *

2002  Exchange, Queens Hall Gallery, Hexham
2000-01 between,  Gymnasium  Gallery,  Berwick-upon-Tweed, toured to Vardy Gallery, Sunderland and Wysing Arts, Cambridge * +
2000 Decade, St  Thomas’s Church, Stanley Crook, Co. Durham   

Intimacies, Scarborough  Museum  and Art  Gallery +


Seeds,  Gateshead Library Gallery, Gateshead +


Reconciliations,  Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham +

1998  Wordless, Miles Meehan Gallery, Darlington Arts Centre,  Darlington
1995  Strong Meat, Morley Gallery, London *
1992  From Heart, Head and Belly, The Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Virginia Bodman, Selected Paintings, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool  *

1984 Large Paintings, North Transept, Durham Cathedral *
1984  Work in Progress,  DLI Museum and Art Centre, Durham * +

Arts 84,  Festival Exhibition, University of Durham. +

1983  Paintings from Rome, The Concourse Gallery, Birmingham
1983  Made in Rome, (works on paper), Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham +



Autumn Show, Globe Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Whose Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, OBS Gallery, Tonbridge


Dirty Pretty Things, Cullercoats Studio Gallery, Cullercoats


Malerie, NewBridge Project Space Newcastle-upon-Tyne


H.ART, The Drawing Gallery, Leintwardine, Shropshire


We Love New York? Broadway Gallery, New York


Here’s Looking at You, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Yorks

2007 Januarty, Trinity House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Karkep. Lazar Castle, Lazarea, Transylvania, Romania

2006 Forest Dreaming, CCANW Gallery, Haldon Forest, Exeter, Devon
2006 Permanent Collection – Exhibition Launch, UHB, Cancer Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
2005 After Hiroshima: Nuclear Imaginaries, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London

The People Show, University Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne *

2002 Chosen,  Rootstein Hopkins Space, London * +
2002 Jerwood Drawing Prize, CGCHE, Cheltenham and tour to Princes Trust Gallery, London and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull *
2001  A New Light,  Peterborough Museum and Art  Gallery, Peterborough + *
2000 Exchange, Vardy Gallery, Sunderland     

The Unknown Gallery, Edinburgh +

1999 The People  Show,  University Gallery, Newcastle and Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed *
1998  Inaugural  Exhibition,  Bath Lane Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1998  Gotm in the City, part of Vane, visual arts festival, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1998  Portfolio,  University of Western Australia, Macarthur, Sydney,Australia +

Magnetic, Hunt Gallery, St Louis, USA and tour in the USA and UK

1998 Northern Arts, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (selected by James Bustard)

The People Show,  University Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne *


Women on Men, Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire and tour of Wales *

1996-97 Middlesbrough Open, Cleveland Gallery, Middlesbrough

Tyne and Wear, Squires Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Artlanta, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK  and King Plough Art Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A  *

1996 On The Corner, Burdon House, Sunderland
1996 Durham Cathedral Artists in Residence, Durham Art Gallery, Durham *
1995 Gallery Artists And Others, Vicarage Cottage Gallery, North Shields

Northern Artists, Clayton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Camouflage, College of Arts Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, California, U.S.A. and Kellogg  Gallery, Pomona, California, U.S.A. (part of the UK/LA Arts Festival supported by the British Council)  *

1994 Northern Arts, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (selected by  James Bustard)
1993 25 Down, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1993 Durham Cathedral; Artists and Images, Durham Art Gallery, Durham  *
1992-93 Middlesbrough Open, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough

Prints For Christmas, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland +

1991 Staff Exhibition, Reg Vardy Arts Foundation Gallery, Sunderland Polytechnic
1991 Northern Arts, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1990-91 Prints For Christmas, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland +

Mothers, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and UK tour  *

1990  Artists in Essex,  Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey, Essex* +
1990 Rome Scholars 1980-1990, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

Leicester Open, City Gallery, Leicester

1989 Art In Context, Kimberlin Hall, Leicester
1989  Artists in Essex, Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey, Essex  *
1988 Artists in Essex, Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey, Essex  *

Small Works, Patricia Knight Gallery, London


Visiting Artists at Trent, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham

1987 Artists in Essex, Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey and Minories Gallery, Colchester *  + (Print  Prize Winner)
1986  Women Artists Diary Exhibition, Battersea Arts Centre, London  * +

Artists in Essex, Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey and the Minories Gallery, Colchester * +


West Wales Open, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

1984  Art At Work, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle and UK tour  + *
1984 Art Within Reach, Air Gallery, London and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham +
1984 River Wear Exhibition, Ceolfrith Gallery, Sunderland
1983 12 Artisti Britannici A Roma, Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy *
1983 Mostra 1983,  British School at Rome, Italy * +
1983 Artists From The R.C.A., Visitors Gallery, Stock Exchange, London +
1982 Quattra Academie Straniere A Roma, Museum of Modern Art, Rome  *

And Print, Waterloo Gallery, London * +


Mostra 1982,  British School at Rome, Italy  * +

1980  Reliefs, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
1979 Art From The R.C.A. B.P. House, London
1976 Winsor and Newton Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester *


Glass, E (2016) Whose Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue, Glass, E (ed), Tonbridge: Tonbridge School

Glinkowski, P, (2008) Good Foundations, London: Lawrence King Publishing
King, J. (ed) (2008) The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowships: An Archival Record, Sunderland: Art Editions North
Kingston, A. (ed) (2007) Home Ground, Sunderland: Art Editions North & Globe Gallery
(2002) The Jerwood Drawing Prize catalogue

Keelan, S. & Horrocks, C. (2002) Chosen, Artemis Press, London

Tomkins, R.  McKay, C. Kingston, A. and Jeffrey, I.  (2000) between: drawing from the landscape

Dickinson,  M. (1999) The People Show,  Newcastle:  University Gallery

Wilson, M. (ed) (1998) Magnetic, Sunderland:  School of Arts, Design  and Communications

Tomkins, R. (1998)  The “Natural”, the Monstrous and the Medical, Visual Representations of Pregnant Women and Pregnancy in

Mc Nulty, S. (1998)  Portfolio,  Sunderland: School of Arts, Design and Communications

Dickinson, M. (1998) The People Show,  Newcastle: University Gallery

Mc Cracken, P. (1998)   Bibliography  of Women  Artists and  Designers in England Since 1900, (Vol l 2) , U.S.A.:  G. K. Hall (Macmillan)

Wilson,S. (1997) Women on Men:  Cultural Services Department, Denbighshire C.C.

Ord, B. (ed) (1996) Artlanta, Newcastle: Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria

Andrew, P. (1996) Durham Cathedral Artists In Residence, Durham: Durham County Council

British Art  (c.1986-1996)   M.Phil thesis, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Bodman, V. (1995) Strong Meat,  London: Morley Gallery

Diggle, J. (1994) Camouflage, Exeter: University of Plymouth

Pocock, D. (1993) Durham Cathedral, A Celebration, Durham: Durham City Trust

Soldini, P. (1993) Images Of Pregnancy And Birth In The Visual Arts, MA Dissertation, University of Sussex

Kingston, A. (1990) Mothers, Birmingham: Ikon Gallery

Packer, W. (1990) Rome Scholars 1980-1990, London: British School at Rome

(1989) Artists in Essex, Waltham Abbey: Epping Forest D.C.

(1988) Artists in Essex, Waltham Abbey: Epping Forest D.C.
(1987)  Artist In Essex, Waltham Abbey: Epping Forest D.C.

Biggs, B. (1987) Selected Paintings, Liverpool: Bluecoat Gallery

W.A.S.L. (ed) (1987) British Women Artists Diary 1987, London: The Women’s Press

Johnson N. (1984) Work in Progress, Durham: D.L.I. Museum

Milton, L. (1984) Art at Work, Sunderland: Artists Agency

Golding, J. (1983) 12 Artisti Britannici A Roma, Rome: Ministero Per i Beni Ambientali E. Culturali

Durbé, D. (ed) (1982) Artisti Di Quattro Accademie Straniere In Roma, Rome: De Luca Editore

Dalwood, A. (1982) And Printmaking, London:  Waterloo Gallery

Caines, P. (ed)  (1982) Mostra 1982, Rome: British School at Rome

(1981) Royal College of Art Painting and Printmaking Degree Show 1981, London: Royal College of Art

Dodwell, C.R. (1975) Northern Young Contemporaries, Manchester: University of Manchester


02.10.2009 Corner, D, The Western Mail review of Virginia Bodman Paintings

18.12.2006 Swell Show of Sea Paintings, The Journal, David Whetstone

14.12.2006 Art  Review – Virginia Bodman: Full Volume, Metro, Amy Rudd

08.12.2006 The Journal Culture Club, The Journal, David Whetstone

02.12.2006 Every Picture Tells a Story, Sunderland Echo, Alistair Robinson

28.11.2006 Artwork Triple Bill, Evening Chronicle

8.10.2001 Moving Art, Sunderland Echo

18.8.2000 Art is really down to Earth, Sunderland Echo

10.7.2000 Natural  Art and Root of All Art, The Chronicle

Sykes, A. (June 1998)  Darlington showcase for regional artists. Northern Review

Farrier, P. (20. 3. 1998)  Passages of Plenitude,  Darlington and Stockton Times

Byrd, C.  (May 1996) Artlanta,  The Atlanta Journal, U.S.A.

Wollen, R. (Summer 1996) Artlanta,  Contemporary Art (Vol. 3, issue 4)

Anson, L. (Summer 1996) Artlanta In Newcastle,  Untitled (No. 11)

Cullum, J. (May 1996) Review Artlanta, Atlanta Art Paper, U.S.A. %3