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Stephanie Black Stephanie Black
Stephanie draws to investigate things, and this takes place predominantly within a messy and smeary sketchbook. She then reprocesses these drawings to show things to other people, which she calls illustration. Stephanie is pursuing a practice-led PhD at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and this has been undertaken with support from the AHRC.

Sarah Blair Sarah Blair
Sarah Blair is course leader for MA Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice at Swindon College for Oxford Brookes University. In addition she teaches creative communication, graphic and writing skills in a range of educational and professional contexts.

Henrik Drescher Henrik Drescher
Illustrator and artist Henrik Drescher, born in Copenhagen, immigrated to the United States with his family in 1967. After one semester at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Drescher left to work locally and travel in the United States, Mexico, and Europe, keeping journals of notes and drawings, which he incorporated into later projects.

Arantxa Echarte Arantxa Echarte Arantxa Echarte is a practitioner that lives and works in London. She is a Research Officer at Acme Studios, where she leads the Research department of the organization. She is also a Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins (UAL) where she is developing the research ‘The ‘Creative Consultant’ and the Transferability of Skills of Practice Based PhDs’. She graduated with a PhD from the University of the West of England in 2012.

• aran.echarte@gmail.com
• www.arantxaecharte.com
Luci Gorell Barnes Luci Gorell Barnes
Luci is a visual artist with a socially engaged practice, and uses drawing as a means of research, expression and documentation in a number of different settings including H.M.P. Eastwood Park, and as long term Artist-Researcher in Residence at Speedwell Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Bristol.

Laura F. Gibellini Laura F. Gibellini Laura F. Gibellini holds a Ph.D in Contemporary Art Theory from Complutense University of Madrid. She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and also teaches at TAI/ Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Laura’s practice unfolds around the notion of place and reflects on how we relate to the world around us. Recently issues like impermanence, invisibility and the difficulties of representing the fluid nature of a particular site have become prominent.

Pattie Belle Hastings Pattie Belle Hastings
Artist, designer and Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, USA, Pattie Belle's creative work is situated at the convergence of art, technology, design and performance. Her creative scholarship focuses on various aspects of drawing: drawing on mobile devices, drawing for problem solving, drawing across the disciplines, design drawing, and drawing as a form of meditation.

Lynn Imperatore Lynn Imperatore
Lynn began to draw before she had time to register doubt or be self-conscious about it. This early ease in mastering a complex faculty originated in the combination of short-sightedness with visual disturbances peculiar to the migraine spectrum. Thus drawing presented itself as an essential means of mapping her way through perceptual experience. Lynn is involved in practice-led PhD research at UWE and is a research student under PLaCE.

Claire King Claire King
Claire is in the final stages of completing a practice-led PhD under the auspices of the PLACE Research Centre at UWE. The focus of her practice is upon the development of embodied practices of attention in relation to notions of landscape. Claire combines analogue and digital technologies as the means to explore the use of drawing in mapping processes.

Davina Kirkpatrick Davina Kirkpatrick
In Davina’s work there is a thread of playfulness and enquiry that connects a varied and diverse career spanning theatre design, public art, socially engaged practice, and collaborative inter-disciplinary projects with the discipline of training in architectural glass, vitreous enamel and print. She completed an MA in Multi Disciplinary Print at UWE in 2010, which formed the basis of her current doctoral research.

Kyra Pollitt Kyra Pollitt
Kyra is a doctoral candidate at the University of Bristol, using art theories and practice to explore (British) sign language poetry (this is perhaps better understood as 'Signart' because of its visual, image-rich medium). One line of enquiry involves the application of Kandinskyan analytical drawing to render graphic the relationship of 'Signart' to line, movement, space and colour.

Hayley Potter Hayley Potter
Hayley is an illustrator, writer, researcher and a Senior Lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth. She was voted one of London’s top ten illustrators alongside illustrators Daisy de Villeneuve and Julie Verhoeven (Spoonfed magazine 2010) and has been working for international clients and exhibiting her work since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2007.
Carlos Sapochnik Carlos Sapochnik
Carlos has studied architecture in Buenos Aires (Argentina), design at the Royal College of Art, and organizational consultancy at the Tavistock Clinic. He has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for books and posters since the early 80s, and has taught in Higher Education as a Principal Lecturer at Middlesex University, and as a visiting tutor at a number of Art & Design institutions

Penelope Somerville Penelope Somerville
Penelope is a visual artist whose practice is concerned with drawing in the landscape. Her roots with her past are broken and dislocated, and she only feels satisfied when she is discovering and making relationships with new places, looking underneath appearances, empathizing with the bones and rituals of the past, and finding meaning in presences and absences in landscape.

Luise Vormittag
Luise Vormittag has been practicing under the name ‘Container’ since 2002. She trained as an illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, fine artist and theorist and her creative practice reflects this eclectic education. While maintaining a commercial output of design and illustration commissions she is currently developing her practice towards a more research-lead investigation, considering notions of conversation, exchange and participation.

Dr Victoria Walters Dr Victoria Walters
Victoria's recent research by practice has involved observing, photographing and drawing specimens in natural history collections at Corsham Court and Bristol City Museum, considering animating energies and potential hovering around animal taxidermy and nests originally ‘curated’ for ‘objective study’.

Stephanie Wooster
Stephanie Wooster is a Textiles Designer Maker and Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her practice is primarily with knit but this has, over the years, also included print, stitch, embroidery, crochet and felting, her practice at the moment is creating accessories that explore her interests in the haptic object: how textile objects feel and how they make us feel through the wearing of them.


Associate Members
Penny Clark Penny Clark Penny Clark's work looks for the stories below the surface. It questions and explores the ambiguity of identity, both that of people and of the objects in which we invest meanings. Sometimes this is suggested by a glance or a gesture, sometimes by an unusual perspective, disconcerting detail or deconstructive layering. Penny hopes the result is to intrigue the viewer with the strangeness of what had previously seemed so solid.

Frankie Elliott-Partridge Frankie Elliott-Partridge
Frankie was a teacher and Lecturer in English and English Literature for many years; first at Withywood Comprehensive Bristol, then at Filton College till 2009. She has been a member of Spike Print Studio since its inception in Cumberland Road exhibiting with them regularly especially during the Annual May Bank Holiday opening. Frankie completed an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking (Part-Time) at the University of the West of England in 2013, gaining a merit.

Patty Hudak Patty Hudak Patty Hudak is an Irish and American artist working in Beijing, China. She is Artist in Residence at Harrow International School Beijing, where she is collaborating with students to create a monumental sculpture based on her drawings. Her studio is based in Huantie Art City, within the circle railroad in the Arts District of Beijing. She is currently working on a twenty-five metre vertical installation inspired by nature.

Victoria Kaye Victoria Kaye
Victoria’s post MA drawing practice takes inspiration from a wide range of natural phenomena which she then reinterprets to formulate imaginary maps of the brain’s virtual world.

v.kaye@virgin .net
Karen Mead Karen Mead
Karen Mead is a contemporary artist-print maker who has worked internationally in Asia and Europe. After studying Fine Art at the University of Kent (BA Hons) she completed a Masters in Print Making from UWE Bristol in the summer of 2012. Her recent work has reflected on the nature of belonging and the narratives implied in the possessions surrounding us – particularly as experienced by migrants and transnational people.

Sarah Rhys Sarah Rhys
Sarah Rhys is an interdisciplinary artist based in Bristol and South Wales working in various media such as painting, print, artist books, photography and moving image. Originally Sarah specialised in Architectural Glass at what is now Swansea Metropolitan. Following qualifying as a teacher in 2000, she completed her MFA at Bath Spa University in 2004 whilst teaching part time. Sarah’s current work is mainly Wales based and is focused on Memory and Place and the Liminal.

Ruth Wallace Ruth Wallace
Ruth’s diverse career has taken her from a BA in Graphic Design, through several years in book publishing management and arts administration, with time out to bring up a family, on to an MA in Fine Art at UWE, Bristol which she completed in 2007. Her visual practice is situated almost exclusively within the field of drawing and explores themes of absence and memory. Ruth is based at BV Studios in Bristol and also teaches at Bristol Drawing School.

Theo Wood Theo Wood
Theo’s work is an exploration of the natural environment, both in celebration and concern, with a particular interest in site-specific interventions. She uses drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and text to explore projects and themes that can exist virtually, indoors and in the external environment.


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