Jawbone Jawbone

Collaborative Art Practice


Nikki Katrina Carroll & Matthew Young

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne & Nottingham    



2013-2016 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

2015 Erasmus Exchange Programme, Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands


Solo Exhibitions


Passing Between Clouds and Under Rocks Four/Four, Primary, Nottingham


Deep Down the Ear Canal Slugtown, Newcastle upon Tyne


Selected Group Exhibitions


When the clouds come in CRATE, Margate

FULLY AWAKE The Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2018 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

Stockton Contemporary Stockton-on-Tees

Splinter Graduate Studios Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

Hard Graft GRAFT, Lancaster 

Bitter/Sweet Assembly House, Leeds

Now Another Procedure Is To Run Catalyst Arts, Belfast


I Can't Remember The Last Time I Used Cardamom TESTT Space, Durham

Experimental Film Festival, Middlesbrough

Les Boîtes Suede Gallery w/ Slugtown, Edinburgh

Dishwasher Safe System Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Cultivate Presents: Something Blue, online exhibition

Bish, Bash, Bosh by We The North, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Cheeseburn Grange, Stamfordham

Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Middlesbrough

ebc013 East Bristol Contemporary, Trinity Centre, Bristol

Part 1: Hand In Double Yolk, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Slowing into form: performance event Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

GSN Open Studio, Graduate Studios Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne


Reveal Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 

Hops Cotch The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle upon Tyne

INTERFUSE #2 The Pattern Shop, Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne

PINK Colour Studio Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne


ATTEMPT The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle upon Tyne

hred Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands

M O U T H F U L OF EXHIBITION USVA Cultureel Studenten Centrum, Groningen, Netherlands

March Expo Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands

POINT BLANK TESTBED15, GNPS, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne




Costume design for Melva A Mortal Fools production, Prudhoe

Freedom City 2017 MLK1967 Wunderbar & Jeremy Deller, Newcastle upon Tyne


performers in A Bodyssey Odyssey: Ultimate Climax, Pester and Rossi, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne

Re:Creation Featherstone Castle, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

THIS IS NOT A WORKSHOP NONSENSE / NEW SENSE The Scarborough Winter School 2016, Yorkshire Coast College & Crescent Arts, Scarborough

performers in Iris, Sarah Kate Wilson, Figure Three, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne


Artist Residency

Feb 2018 Now Another Procedure Is To Run Catalyst Arts, Belfast




John Crisp Prize for Innovative Work


Shortlisted Awards


The Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor of the Year Award, Cheeseburn


Alexander McQueen Scholarship, Sarabande Foundation 




Art Reveal Magazine no.38

BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists' Market


Artist As Curator Group Show, Audio Podcast 

Cultivate Presents: Something Blue

ebc013 East Bristol Contemporary, Trinity Centre, Bristol

studio visit series mmmilk collective


a-n, jawbone jawbone 

Northumbria University Fine Art Degree Show catalogue - various features