NEUSCHLOSS is an irregular coalition of teaching staff at Northumbria University who, through collaborative practice, explore the problem of what it is to make art within the context of an academic institution. The methodology of NEUSCHLOSS is drawn from a tension between antagonist and protagonist; NEUSCHLOSS oscillates between the two positions by both responding to opportunities that present themselves within the institutional framework and seeking out further opportunities of reflective activation beyond that framework. The on-going dialogue between members in their workplace allows for a very particular form of rigour in proposition, negotiation and realisation. 
Recent projects have included an on-going engagement and reframing of the artwork Tattoo (1986/2013) by former Northumbria Fine Art lecturer David Dye (1945-2015), a live pedagogic event held within a Jason Rhoades artwork at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and a magical cleansing of the Northumbria University staff well-being centre.