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Paul Fieldsend-Danks

My practice and research considers the expanded field of contemporary drawing practice in a Fine Art context, and is largely concerned with the materiality of drawing. The relationship between landscape, place, and drawing is a central concern within my work. Recent exhibitions include: Imagined Landscapes, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2016); Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord, Berlin (2015); Drawology, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry (2014) & Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham (2013); All over the place: Drawing space, drawing place, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds (2010). I was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2010, and I have exhibited in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Japan and Australia. Recent publications include: All over the place: drawing space, drawing place, Caseroom Press, Lincoln (2009). I am currently on the editorial board for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice (intellectbooks), a co-editor of the drawing research journal Tracey (Loughborough University), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Recent Publications

  • 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
  • 2015 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (2015), ‘Students as partners: integrating undergraduate and postgraduate students in curriculum design’, Paper for 7th ELIA (The European League of Institutes of the Arts) Teachers’ Academy, ENACT: Learning in/through the Arts, 10-12 May 2015, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Harty, D.(ed.) Drawology, Exhibition catalogue ISBN 978-0-9576009-7-3
  • 2014 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (ed.) (2014) Drawing in-situ, 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


  • 2014 Editorial Board: Drawing Research Theory and Practice, Journal, Intellect
  • 2011 Co-Director TRACEY: international peer-reviewed drawing research journal (published by Loughborough University), 2011-2014. Currently a Co-Editor

Recent Exhibitions

  • 2016: Constellation Undercroft, Norwich, in collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
  • 2016: Imagined Landscapes: The Royal West of England Academy
  • 2015: Anonymous Drawings 2015, Galerie Nord Berlin Germany (touring: Galerie ARTQ13 Rome Italy/ Galerie GEYSO20, Braunschweig, Germany)
  • 2014: Drawology, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry
  • 2014: Space Place and Negotiated Territories, Norwich University of the Arts
  • 2013: Drawology, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
  • 2012: Anonymous Drawings Archive, Arhus Kunstakademi, Arhus, Denmark
  • 2011: Intersections & Counterpoints (Portfolio), Monash University of Art & Design, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011: Anonymous Drawings Archive, Sihlquai 55 Offspace visarte, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2010: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, Jerwood Space, London (touring UK)
  • 2010: This is what we do, Stew Gallery, Norwich
  • 2010: All over the place: Drawing space, drawing place, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
  • 2010: Masters and Mistresses of Drawing, Rabley Contemporary Drawing, London Art Fair
  • 2010: Market (Portfolio), Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia and Boston University, USA
  • 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

Current role/university committees

  • Head of Taught Postgraduate Awards: MA Communication Design/ MA Curation/ MA Fashion/ MA Games / MA Fine Art/ MA Moving Image and Sound/ MA Photography/ MA Textile Design/
  • Member of Governing Council (Academic representative elected 2014)
  • Member of Senate (Elected 2010)
  • MA Course Committee (Chair)
  • Member of Research Committee
  • Member of Research Degrees Committee
  • Faculty Boards of Study: Design and Architecture/Arts and Media
  • Management of Graduate Academic Assistant scheme (GAA)
Paul Fieldsend-Danks

– Paul Fieldsend-Danks

Metamorphosis (study with five black, one white)

– Metamorphosis (study with five black, one white)

Paul Fieldsend Danks

– Colony

Metamorphosis (study with five black, one white)

– Tempest


– Trinity

Untitled (Boscastle)

– Untitled (Boscastle)