I am an artist whose work only exists through collaboration.  I work with community groups, and directly with the public.  I am currently exploring masculinity, mainly through the Quest for the Perfect Shirt (

Thanks to young film-makers at the Tyneside Cinema for making this brilliant film about my work.


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Listen to the first part of Rachel Teate's report about Worker's Thread on BBC Radio Tees.

BBC Radio TeesRachel Teate and Richard Bliss
00:00 / 11:15

I was recently commissioned by Curious and Tyne and Wear Museums (TWAM) to make a film for LGBTQI history month.  This film looks back to 1988 when I was elected as Newcastle's first 'out' gay Councillor.

For news of my latest show, Worker's Thread at Ushaw Durham,