I’m interested in geometry, analysing things from different perspectives and realising the construction of 3-dimensional sculptures from my original drawings. Influenced by Minimalism and elements of Art Deco design, I work with a combination of materials such as wood, acrylic sheets and aluminium to create aesthetically interesting pieces which display attention to detail and craftsmanship. 


Ben Applegarth was born in County Durham, North East England in 1990. He graduated from Newcastle University in 2012 with a BA in Fine Art. Applegarth has exhibited nationally in group and solo shows. In 2012 he was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize. He resides and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne.


2008-12 University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne – BA Hons Fine Art


2016 10th International Arte Laguna Prize (Finalist’s Exhibition)
Nappe Arsenale, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy


2015 Lost In The Woods/Getting Better
Vane, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE


2015 Invisible Cities
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU


2014 Occasion Festival
Gateshead Old Town Hall, Gateshead, NE8 1HE


2013 Drifting In The Astract
Vyner Street Gallery, London E2 9DG


2012 Aesthetica Art Prize (longlisted)
York St. Mary’s, York, YO1 9RN


2012 Pause
The Rag Factory, London, E1 5LJ


2012 Pause: NCL University Fine Art Degree Show
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU


2012 Terminalia
Hangar 51, Lime St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ


2012 Recent Works
The Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RU


2011 Interim Exhibition
13 Windsor Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4HE


2011 Wax The Rail
Dynamix Skatepark, Gateshead, NE8 3AT


2010 NUCME’s Premiering Concert
Kings Hall, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU (Commissioned works: Opening and Closing from Philip Glass’ Glassworks)


2010 Home From Home: Domesticity In Art
Empty Shop III, Durham, DH1 4SJ


2015 Biodegradable Plastics & Marine Litter: Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments


2012 Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology


2012 Alliterati, Issue 6