Sesquipedalian2 (2022) installed as part of IC3 GL5 at MIRROR, documentation footage by Round One Films. 

Hello, my name is Dan Guthrie and I’m 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.

Here’s what I’m up to at the moment:


My latest film black strangers is touring UK cinemas as part of the Independent Cinema Office and LUX’s Right of Way programme; my film and the other two new commissions by Ufuoma Essi and Arjuna Neuman will be showing at LUX from 18 January - 4 March 2023, with a screening and Q&A at BFI Southbank on the 23rd of February.

Another film of mine called Coaley Peak (A Fragment) was selected by Webb-Ellis to be in the Visions in the Nunnery exhibition at Bow Arts from 11 November - 18 December as part of a programme that looks at imagined worlds and alternate realities. 

I’ve been shortlisted for the 2022 Michael O’Pray Prize alongside Laura Bivolaru, Siavash Minoukadeh and Evelyn Wh-ell. We’re all busy working on our texts at the moment and they’ll be published early next year by FVU and Art Monthly. 

Right now I’m probably busy watching films as part of my role as an Associate Programmer for the eighteenth edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, which is taking place from 3 - 5 March 2023 in Northumberland. 

My email is dan@danguthrie.net if you want to get in touch about my work, but if you want to see what I’m up to on the regular then my instagram is @danglefree. You can also look at my CV here which has links with more information about things I’ve done.