Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks
Paul contributes to the development of an emerging research culture at the College, and is Chair of the Research & Enterprise Committee. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (RSA) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). His own research includes both practice-based and pedagogic strands of enquiry, relating primarily to the production of and consideration for, artefacts within an expanded field of contemporary drawing practice; and to the discourses that inform new perspectives on collaboration and interdisciplinary learning in and through art and design higher education.
His studio practice is largely concerned with landscape and place-oriented practice, and the materiality of drawing, with his work exhibited through a wide range of related projects including Anonymous Drawings Archive, Kunsthaus Kannen Museum for Outsider Art and Contemporary Art, Münster, Germany (2019); Imagined Landscapes, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2016); Drawology, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham (2013) and Lanchester Gallery, Coventry (2014); and in a range of public gallery and museums including The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath; The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry; Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon; The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich; and The British Council, Barcelona. Paul has exhibited in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Australia, and has works in both public and private collections.
Paul is currently on the editorial board for the international journal Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice published by intellect, and was previously a co-director of the international drawing visualisation and research journal Tracey, published by Loughborough University (2011-2014). More recently he has contributed peer-review for The Journal of Visual Arts Practice published by Routledge. He has contributed numerous articles and papers to international journals and conferences including: The Journal of Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education; Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice Journal; Tracey: Drawing and Visualisation Research Journal; UWE Drawing Research Symposium, University of the West of England (2019); Group for Learning in Art & Design (GLAD), Manchester Metropolitan University (2017); Arts Without Borders, Helsinki University of the Arts, Finland (2016); and ENACT: Learning in/through the Arts, 7th ELIA Teachers’ Academy, Netherlands (2015).
Paul is currently on the editorial board for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice published by intellectbooks, and is a co-editor of the international peer-reviewed drawing research journal Tracey, published by Loughborough University. Paul was a co-director of Tracey between 2011-2014.
Paul is also a member of the following professional organisations:
SFHEA Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
LFHE Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (Alumni 2014)
CRAG Created and Contested Territories Research Group, NUA (Associate member)
ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts
Land2 Landscape/ Place-oriented Art Research Network (UK)
Drawing theory and practice; Drawing in an expanded field; Landscape and place-oriented practice; Abstract painting; Perspectives on collaboration and interdisciplinary learning in and through the arts; Students as partners in art and design higher education.
2019** Fieldsend-Danks, P. (ed.) Drawing Research Theory and Practice, Journal, Intellect/ Guest Editor Issue 4.2.
2016 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (2016), ‘The Dialogues project: Students as partners in developing research-engaged learning’, Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 15: 1, pp. 89–102, doi: 10.1386/adch.15.1.89_1.
2014 Harty, D. (ed.) Drawology, Exhibition catalogue ISBN. 978-0-9576009-7-3.
2014 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (ed.) (2014) Drawing in-situ (Guest Editor), Tracey Journal/ ISSN. 1742-3570.
2010 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, Jerwood Visual Arts ISBN. 978-0-9563570-1-4.
2009 All over the place: Drawing space, drawing place, Land2, Caseroom Press, Lincoln. ISBN. 978-1-905821-14-3.
2008 Kindly Light, Rabley Contemporary, Wiltshire.
2001 Legacy: Interpreting Gainsborough, The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath.
1994 External Examination, Sala de l’Institut Britanic, The British Council, Barcelona.
2016 Constellation, Undercroft, Norwich, in collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.
2016 Imagined Landscapes, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2015 Anonymous Drawings 2015, Galerie Nord Berlin Germany (touring 2015-16: Galerie ARTQ13 Rome Italy/ Galerie GEYSO20, Braunschweig, Germany).
2014 Drawology II, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University.
2014 Space Place and Negotiated Territories, Norwich University of the Arts.
2013 Drawology, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.
2012 Anonymous Drawings Archive, Arhus Kunstakademi, Arhus, Denmark.
2011 Intersections & Counterpoints (Portfolio), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
2011 Anonymous Drawings Archive, Sihlquai 55 Offspace visarte, Zürich, Switzerland.
2010 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, Jerwood Space, London (touring 2010-11 to Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire; South Hill Park, Bracknell; Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales; DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Durham).
2010 All over the place: Drawing space, drawing place, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds.
2010 Market, Late Shift at Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia and Boston University, USA.
2010 Anonymous Drawings Archive, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany.
2010 This is what we do, Stew Gallery, Norwich.
2010 Masters and mistresses of drawing, Rabley Contemporary, London Art Fair.
2009 Anonymous Drawings No.10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
2009 Locus 2009, Vision’s Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2009 Triptych Papers: Drawing practice as knowledge, Norwich University of the Arts.
2008 All over the place: Drawing space, drawing place, University of the West of England.
2006 Contemporary Landscape Drawings, Lucid Arts Projects, Salisbury.
2005 Nocturne, Rabley Contemporary, Wiltshire.
2005 Drawing Power (Campaign for Drawing), Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.
2004 Defying Definition, Rabley Contemporary, Wiltshire.
2003 Mirror II Nature, SevenSeven Contemporary Art at Mile End Art Pavilion, London.
2002 Mirror, SevenSeven Contemporary Art, London.
2002 Mother and Child, Holburne Museum of Art, Bath. Featuring work by Neri di Bicci, Van Cleve, Bartolomeo Schedoni, William Hogarth, William Tate, John Russell, Alec Miller, Eric Gill, Henry Moore, Gabriella Sancisi, Carolina Chibure and Paul Fieldsend-Danks.
2000 Trace Elements, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon. Featuring work by Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, Richard Long, Richard Hamilton, Lucien Freud, Gwen John, John Bellany, John Skeaping, Leonard McComb, Leon Kossof, Julian Trevelyan, Howard Hodgkin, John Walker, Edward Wadsworth, Graham Sutherland, Alan Bond, Meryl Ainslie and Paul Fieldsend-Danks.
1999 Cheltenham Open Drawing, C&GCHE, Cheltenham; Karl Hofer Geselleschaft, Western Bahnhof, Berlin; & European Illustration Collection, University of Humberside.
1999 Heart of England Biennial, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
1997 Traces of the Self, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth.
1996 Art and Soul: Art at the end of the C20th, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry. Artists: Mona Hatoum, Dhruva Mistry, Tricia Gilman, Richard Wilson, Floris van den Broecke, Susan Hiller, Tom Phillips and Paul Fieldsend-Danks.
1995 Second Skin, Bedford Hill Gallery, London.
1995 Heart of England Biennial, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
1994 Lenguaje y Localizacion, Sala Cultural, Caja de Madrid, Barcelona.
1994 Art in Academia, Christies, London.
1994 Imtages, text i movement, Centre Civic Pati Llimona, Barcelona.
2018 Factory Settings (Curation Group), Plymouth College of Art at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London.
2016 HxBxP: Project artist: James Quinn (PhD candidate) in ‘Le Accademie di Belle Arti si mostrano’, Corso Federico II, 33, L’Aquila, Italy (project supervisor).
2016 Constellation, Undercroft, Norwich, in collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (co-curated with Dr. Judith Stewart).
2014 Afteryears: British Art 1946-52, Gallery at NUA, Norwich: works selected from the Arts Council Collection, MA Curation show (project co-supervisor with Professor Neil Powell).
2013 Drawn to architecture, Norwich Cathedral. Collaborative project: MA Curation and LSI Architects, Norwich (project supervisor).
2008 Lines of enquiry IV, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA), The University of Bath (producer).
2007 Lines of enquiry III, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA), The University of Bath (producer).
2006 Lines of enquiry II, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA), The University of Bath (producer).
2005 Lines of enquiry I, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA), The University of Bath (producer).
2000 Trace Elements: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon (curator).