David Lisser




2005-2009 2:1 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University



Selected Exhibitions:


HOST - The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle.
Two month long project investigating food, hospitality and shared life

Doremifasolasido - Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria
End of group residency Show

Deviation - Old Police cells, Gateshead Town Hall
A Group show exploring control, freedom and constriction


Buying Time - Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
The result of a 3 month residency with an industrial robotics engineer, looking at ideas of manufacture, craft and creative technologies.


Futures 2,3 and 4. - The Midgecatchers House' Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland.
End of residency exhibition, exploring themes of the future- food security, transport and social structure. Mixing scientific forecasting with local traditions and concerns.


'Response: A Rural/Urban Conversation'Highgreen Manor, Tarset, Northumberland.
First half of a two-part project examining the impact a change of context has on artwork – in partnership with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC)


''9', ACAdovetail, Newcastle.
Group show of nine emerging Newcastle based artists.




‘Queerer than we can suppose’, Space, New Bridge Street, Newcastle.
Group exhibition exploring the relationship between science, sound and art.

Lisser’s Practical Solutions Range,’ The Gallery of Wonder, Newcastle.
Wunderkammer style exhibition, presenting a selection of ingenious time-saving devices

The Best of UK; Class of 2009’ Salon Contemporary, London.
Small group show that sought to bring together the most exciting artists from 2009’s degree shows.



The Escapists, Woodbine Allotments, Newcastle.
End of Residency solo exhibition, showing works conceived of and created during the residency period.

The September Show, JaggedArt, London.
Group Exhibition,

The Mechanics of Drawing, JaggedArt, London.
Group Exhibition showcasing innovative responses to the action and product of drawing and machines.

 Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.
Group Exhibition. I exhibited a series of fanciful inventions.


Novy Dielo v Sklo (New works in Glass), Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Group Exhibition, recent glass sculpture 




Doremifasolasido - Florence Mine, Egremont
week-long group residency bringing artists from across the UK to work in response to Florence Mine and its environs.


Futures Residency' – Allenheads Contemporary Arts. July 2011 – February 2012
Working alongside the community in Allenheads to envisage various future scenarios for the village.


Woodbine Allotment Residency 2009.

Month long residency at an inner-city allotment. Spending time exploring notions of escapism, specifically borrowing imagery from and working with Pigeon Fanciers.


Awards: Bartlett Travel Award 2009.

Funded a research trip to Florence and Rome to explore the inventions and lives of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo.




Corridor 8, October 2016.

a-n magazine: February 2012.

Artartart magazine degree show special. August 2009.