Dan Guthrie is an artist, researcher and writer whose practice often explores representations of Black Britishness, with an interest in examining how they manifest themselves in rural areas.

At the moment, he is developing a new body of work investigating historical and contemporary Black presences and mis-presences in his hometown of Stroud, working and thinking across moving image, sculpture and writing.

In the last year, he has been a participant in East Bristol Contemporary’s Day School programme, a panel member for Stroud District Council’s review of streets, buildings, statues and monuments, and a part-time librarian.

His work has been screened at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Focal Point Gallery, Obsidian Coast and the ICA, and he has previously worked as a submission viewer for London Short Film Festival and Glasgow Short Film Festival.


dan@danguthrie.net@danglefree


Current and forthcoming

2021 - 2022 / Review Panel Member, Stroud District Council
2021 - 2022 / Day School, East Bristol Contemporary
2022 / Short Film Programme, Whitstable Biennale
2022 / DAY_SCHOOL_IMAGE_DUMP, Art Licks Magazine
2022 / Gloucestershire Forum, Visual Arts South West
2022 / Give and Takeover Event, MIRROR

Moving image work

2021 / Coaley Peak (A Fragment), Exeter Phoenix
2019 / albion, refreshed, BBC New Creatives / ICA
2019 / Three Young Men on a Bench, Self-produced
2018 / Seven Stages, Channel 4 First Acts / Calling the Shots

Selected screenings and exhibitions

2022 / Day School: Works in Progress, Curio Bristol
2022 / Commissions Premiere, Exeter Phoenix
2021 / Big Screen Southend, Focal Point Gallery
2021 / A Counterchange of Saltires, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
2020 / Frames within Frames, Obsidian Coast
2020 / Current Transmissions, ICA
2019 / You (don’t) deserve to be an artist, 310 New Cross Road
2019 / Beyond the Voyage, ICA
2018 / CABLES & CAMERAS + MANDEM, Cube Microplex


Film programming work

2021 - 2022 / Submissions Viewer, Glasgow Short Film Festival
2020 - 2021 / UK Selection Committee, London Short Film Festival
2020 / No Fact of Blackness, London Short Film Festival
2020 / Programme Assistant, London Short Film Festival
2019 / Skin in the Game, SITE Festival
2019 / Submissions Viewer, Gold on Film
2019 / Young Programmer, London Short Film Festival

Residencies and programmes

2021 / Instagram residency, East Bristol Contemporary
2021 / brb... residency, Caraboo Projects x the garage
2021 / Night School VII, East Bristol Contemporary
2020 / brb... mentoring, Caraboo Projects
2020 / IFFR Sessions, International Film Festival Rotterdam
2019 / AMPlify Residency, Wysing Arts Centre

Talks and interviews

2022 / Two Black Boys, Caraboo Projects
2022 / Guest Lecturer Talk, Bristol School of Art
2021 / Is time up for the ‘Blackboy clock’? The Guardian
2020 / My Albion: New Myths, BBC Radio 4
2020 / My Big Break, Sheffield Doc/Fest
2020 / Artist Feature, Good on Paper

Awards and bursaries

2021 / November Grantee, Grand Plan
2021 / Time Space Money, a-n
2021 / Artist Development Bursary, The Box Plymouth

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