Artist, writer, poet, performer, presenter, actor, documentary producer and playwright Lisa Lovebucket is an active and immense part of the Teesside art community. The founder of Arts Lab Teesside, a creative arts collective based at the Auxiliary, and curator of The Red Room, a multimedia cabaret club, she encourages creatives to get involved, connect, collaborate and engage with one another and the region. She has performed at several festivals including Glastonbury, Lindisfarne and Crossing The Tees.
In 2019, Lovebucket exhibited at Middlesbrough Art Weekender during her 3-month artist residency for Northern Film and Media/Tees Valley Screen. The created project Teesside Rising worked alongside AI to create a listening process, identifying what connects, creates and inspires the creative Teesside scene. She later continued the project during the lockdown, receiving arts council funding and creating an online collection of 230 interviews with Teesside’s creatives on their various practices and personal stories. Each story differed with its own unique twists and turns and together and makes up a historical record of lockdown’s positive and negative effects on the arts community.
Originally from London, Lovebucket moved to Teesside in 2007 after hosting several multimedia events at places such as The Foundry and The Horse Hospital. She completed her BA and MA in Creative Writing at Teesside University before going on to found the Teesside Literary Society in 2015 and winning Society of the Year.