Navigator North are a Tees Valley based, artist led organisation who initiate activities to raise the profile of artists and creative practice in the North East – inspiring visual artists and creative communities to thrive.




Formed in 2010 and directed by arts professional and curator, James Lowther and artists Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Golightly we manage a range of studio spaces across Tees Valley and curate exhibitions, events and residencies in alternative spaces. Through regular projects we also offer professional development opportunities and support artists to make and show work

We initiate activities to raise the public awareness of artists, artworks and creative practice, stimulating dialogue, interaction and engagement between artists and the public.

This is done through participatory events, performances, exhibitions, and residencies in publicly accessible spaces including and prioritising non-arts spaces, where artists can both show and create work.

Amongst our aims we seek to offer artists the opportunity to produce work, curated to specific themes that engage with non art audiences as well as those interested in the arts through non-conventional exhibition channels, encouraging the widest possible audience for the work.

Navigator North is a registered Community Interest Company. No. 07378427
Registered Address: Dundas House, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough. TS1 1HY