Darren Neave

Artist Darren Neave is a recent MRes graduate from the Royal College of Art in London working and researching between the capital and the countryside in Lincolnshire.

‘This oscillation provokes my practice, providing it with constant nourishment, not immediately apparent. As a neuro-divergent artist (I also have dyslexia), my style of art-production, writing, thinking and presenting is perpetually evolving and shape-shifting. Nothing is neuro-typical, discordance and anxiety becomes part of the questioning and how work is made’.

‘We live on a cluttered planet - As artists and creators, we need to be more responsible. We need to find more creative ways to deal with this problem. (Donna J. Haraway suggests sympoeisis). What techniques are needed to re-purpose and re-present unwanted and unloved objects?’

‘My research work acknowledges the sensorial re-purposing of objects as sculpture. I suggest a re-application of consumerist techniques in a more absurdist manner - resurrections incorporating the languages of visual merchandising, display, make-overs with audio-visual film techniques to harness and encapsulate, unlocking our senses and ensnaring us’. (A play on peacocking and eye-catching flagship-store presentations alongside the cinematic).

‘I connect with Laura U. Marks’ writing via film references and visual depictions of smell and how, through visual and audio languages, do directors depict the olfactory and gustatory through theatrical mise-en-scène, with gestures and antics?’

'I have just opened a small contemporary art space in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire to assist with presenting my practice alongside other artist's work. The turntable gallery seeks to engage and beckon in curious audiences.' More details below. 



Perineum/Perineum Exhibition

Darren Neave & Dale Wells -19 March to 16 April 2022
Their new show Perineum/Perineum explores an unusual take on bodily sensuality and hypersensitivity, linking objects with duration, expanse and location.

The perineum is an anatomical region in the pelvis. This point contains structures that support the urogenital and gastrointestinal systems, it therefore plays multiple, important bodily roles, in functions such as urination, defecation, sexual intercourse and childbirth. Overlooked and taken for granted, this area is being harnessed by both artists, seeking to explore the nuances of pyscho/sexual geographics, twinning the creative and generative with the erotic.


turntable gallery has a physical space!

The turntable gallery now has a physical space, in the heart of Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, UK.

Run by myself and Dale Wells, who met whilst studying at the University of Lincoln. 


Stunning, Fierce & Yellow: Vol.2
- The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough, UK

Following on from the recent success of Stunning, Fierce & Yellow a group show curated by Will Hughes at Gallery North, Stunning, Fierce & Yellow: Vol.2 will be making its debut at The Auxiliary Project Space, Middlesbrough on the 15th April until 21st May.

Artists featured:
Robbie O’Keeffe, Kelsey Cruz-Martin, Abi Charlesworth, Ollie Guyon, Garth Gratrix, Kerry Tenbey, Will Hughes, Connor Shields, Darren Neave.



I have started my PhD at Leeds Beckett University, after a long year at the RCA in London, I was able to work on a proposal for further research looking into the olfactory and sensorial re-purposing of objects as a method for art production.

This practice-based research examines the ways in which scent, via everyday (commercially available) items can be used to re-purpose unwanted objects (recycling) as a method for making artworks.


I’m an Audio Tales Tale Teller!

I’m proud to announce that I am one of the 60 talented, Lincolnshire creatives involved in Magna Vitae’s immersive new audio trail, Audio Tales!

The original piece I’ve been working on will feature at a secret location in East Lindsey, capturing the stories and sounds of the spot’s unique past, present and future.

Follow @audiotaleslincs on Facebook and Instagram to be the first in the know, as more details about this mysterious trail are unveiled …


20/21 Visual Prize Sculpture Winner Darren Neave

Wedgwoodbaguetted has been awarded the Sculpture Prize in this year’s Open exhibition at the 20/21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe - Many kind thanks to the organisers and the judges.

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