Dan Guthrie is an artist-filmmaker, film programmer and writer whose practice often explores representations and mis-representations of Black Britishness with an interest in examining how they manifest themselves in rural areas. Recent presentations of his work include Whitstable Biennale, Berlinale Forum Expanded and the Independent Cinema Office and LUX’s Right of Way screening tour. He was an awardee of the 2022 Michael O’Pray Prize for new writing on the moving image and part of the programming team for the 18th edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.


Moving image and installation work

2022 / black strangers, Independent Cinema Office / LUX
2022 / IC3 GL5, MIRROR (Arts University Plymouth)
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 - 2023 / Right of Way UK screening tour, multiple venues
2023 / Right of Way Experimenta screening + Q&A, BFI Southbank
2023 / Forum Expanded, Berlinale
2023 / Right of Way exhibition, LUX
2022 / Visions in the Nunnery led by Webb-Ellis, Bow Arts
2022 / Right of Way Out of Arcadia screening + Q&A, Watershed
2022 / Right of Way Radical Landscapes screening + Q&A, Warwick Arts Centre
2022 / Right of Way British Art Show 9 screening, Plymouth Arts Cinema
2022 / Haunting Ashton Court: Reclaiming Forgotten Histories
2022 / Right of Way launch + Q&A, Lewes Depot
2022 / Right of Way preview, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
2022 / Give & Takeover: IC3 GL5, MIRROR (Arts University Plymouth)
2022 / Day School: Stuff Done, St Anne’s House
2022 / Short Film Programme, Whitstable Biennale
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

Selected film programming

2022 - / Associate Programmer, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
2022 / Co-instigator, LUX South West Critical Forum
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

Writing

2023 / Kelsey Cruz-Martin interview, Young Artists in Conversation
2023 / Programme notes, 18th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
2023 / Right of Way opinion piece, The Guardian
2023 / Filmmakers on the Voiceover, Forum Expanded Supplément
2023 / Going on a Bear Hunt, Art Monthly
2022 / On Stepping in Front of the Camera, Right of Way microsite
2022 / Artist interviews, New Contemporaries
2022 / DAY_SCHOOL_IMAGE_DUMP, Art Licks Magazine
2022 / Two Black Boys podcasts, Caraboo Projects

Residencies and programmes

2022 / Amplify Residency IV, Wysing Arts Centre
2021 - 2022 / Day School, East Bristol Contemporary
2021 / Instagram residency, East Bristol Contemporary
2021 / brb... mentoring and residency, Caraboo Projects
2021 / Night School VII, East Bristol Contemporary
2020 / IFFR Sessions, International Film Festival Rotterdam
2019 / AMPlify Residency I, Wysing Arts Centre

Talks and workshops
2022 / Filmmaking workshop, Haunting Ashton Court
2022 / Give & Takeover Talk, MIRROR (Arts University Plymouth)
2022 / PILOT III - Rights, Care and Future, Autograph
2022 / NOT SCHOOL, Conway and Young
2022 / Gloucestershire Forum Host, Visual Arts South West
2022 / Guest Lecturer Talk, Bristol School of Art

Boards and juries
2022 - 2023 / Community Taskforce Member, Stroud District Council
2022 / International Jury, Encounters Film Festival
2022 - / Trustee, Stroud Valleys Artspace
2021 - 2022 / Review Panel Member, Stroud District Council

Interviews and reviews

2023 / Right of Way review, ArtReview
2023 / Interview, Young Artists in Conversation
2022 / Right of Way review, The Reviews Hub
2022 / Right of Way review, The Guardian
2022 / Truth and Movies podcast, Little White Lies
2021 / Is time up for the ‘Blackboy clock’?, The Guardian
2020 / My Albion: New Myths, BBC Radio 4

Awards and bursaries

2022 / Michael O’Pray Prize, FVU / Art Monthly

2022 / Inclusivity & Diversity Award, Stroud Town Council
2021 / November Grantee, Grand Plan
2021 / Time Space Money, a-n
2021 / Artist Development Bursary, The Box Plymouth