Tess Denman-Cleaver is a North East based artist originally from Gateshead. Her work spans live performance, performance writing and publication, performative workshops and installation. Notions of what landscape is and how we experience it are central to her work.

She is currently Artist in Residence at Middlesborough Town Hall creating new work for Middlesborough Art Weekender 2018. Between June 2018-19 Tess is also Artist in Residence at the Sonic Arts Research Unit (Oxford) exploring relationships between radio technology, language, landscape and performance. In summer 2018 Tess is working with artist Tim Shaw on an Arts & Heritage commission with English Heritage and Northumberland College. 

Tess was the Artistic Director of Tender Buttons theatre and performance company until 2018 and was a programmer for The Northern Charter between 2015-2018.

Tess has a PhD on landscape and performance philosophy. Her academic publications are available online here.