New Artist Mentoring Programme

Over the next 12 months b-side will be working with 5 young visual artists from Weymouth & Portland on a programme of mentoring, training, networking opportunities with financial support for making work and travel.

Supported by The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation and public funding from Arts Council England.


A digital image of a young woman floating on water

Jasmine Hunt

Hi, I’m Jasmine Hunt, I’m a junior designer and interior architecture student. I’m interested in both traditional and contemporary arts, working on digital visualisation and portraiture, as well as spatial design relating to narrative and human experience. I'm looking forward to being a b-side New Artist because I feel excited to create art that connects with my community and develop new forms of expression and design.

A young woman in a stripey top smiling into the camera

Charlie Pascoe

Hi I’m Charlie, I’m 17 and live on Portland. I’m interested in painting with watercolours and acrylic inks, I like brightly coloured artwork and 70s inspired psychedelic album covers. I have just left Weymouth College to start a new apprenticeship on the 22nd with Wow Creative Print. I have been selling originals, prints, cards etc through them and with their help for 3 years now. I’m looking forward to being a b-side new artist because I want the chance to learn more about how the art world works, so that I can build my career and can grow and develop myself and my work. 

You can see my work on Instagram @charlie_pasc0e.arts and Facebook: 


a very dark nightime image with pink and blue with shadow of a figure

Gemma Stephens

Hi, I’m Gemma Stephens, I’m interested in making work that will look nothing like the world, but which I will use to try and describe the world. I hope to discover things as I go and my audience is invited to share the pleasure of discovery. I work with moving-image, photography & text. I’m looking forward to being a b-side New Artist because it gives me to the opportunity to grow as a young artist and meet likeminded creatives across Dorset.  and Instagram @gem_ma_step_hens 


a photograph of a young man gardening a sunflower is in the foreground

James McColl

I am an artist and writer based in the South-West. My work has a particular focus on mental health, individual struggle and class using found footage and text. I am one half of First Line Theatre, a live art group producing site-responsive performances.  
I’m looking forward to the New Artist Programme because of the new people I'll meet and the chance to discuss completely different ways of thinking about and making work." 

Instagram @jamesmccoll999​  Website - 

Photograph of a young man in a yellow shirt with a rucksack

Calum Kirkland

Hey, I’m Calum and I’m interested in photography and film making, I’m about to graduate in Media Production at Bournemouth University and hope to work my way into the industry through either becoming a runner or through freelancing. I am looking forward to being a b-side New Artist because I love meeting and working with new like-minded people and want to experience something completely new and exciting that will help me improve as an artist 
Instagram @cjk.visual on Instagram.