Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks
Paul contributes to the development of an emerging research culture at the university, 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).
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Fellow Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA)
Land2 Landscape Research Group (UK), University of Leeds
LFHE Alumnus, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
ELIA European League of Institutes of the Arts
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.
2020 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (2020), ‘Drawing-in-situ: material encounters with place’, Drawing Research Theory and Practice, Journal, Intellect/ Issue 5.1. ISSN 2057-0384, Online ISSN 2057-0392.
2019 Embury, G; Mercier, A; Regan, C; Ward, L. ‘Drawing at Art School’, Drawing Research Document 2, University of the West of England/ https://www.uwedrawingresearch.com/bristol-drawing-symposium-2019.html.
2019 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (ed.) (2019), ‘Drawing learning’, Drawing Research Theory and Practice, Journal, Intellect/ Guest Editor Issue 4.2. ISSN 2057-0384, Online ISSN 2057-0392.
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
2016 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (2016) ‘The Dialogues Project (Case study)’: in Students as partners and change agents (resources) published in: https://www.mickhealey.co.uk/download/students-as-change-agents-handout-2
2014 Harty, D. (ed.) Drawology, Exhibition catalogue ISBN. 978-0-9576009-7-3 https://issuu.com/deborahharty/docs/drawology
2014 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (ed.) (2014) Drawing in-situ (Guest Editor), Tracey Journal/ Loughborough University. Theme: Drawing in-situ/ ISSN. 1742-3570.
2019 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (2019), ‘Drawing Learning/ learning drawing’, paper, Drawing research symposium, University of the West of England. UWE Drawing research. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUajFPxLWwM
2017 Brown, M., Fieldsend-Danks, P., Sims, E. (2017) ‘Trading places: developing a disruptive model for interdisciplinary practice’, paper, in ‘Exploring Territories: The Changing Landscape of Art & Design Higher Education’, GLAD Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.
2016 Fieldsend-Danks, P. (2016), ‘Crossing Territories: developing a framework for interdisciplinary practice in postgraduate teaching’, paper: Arts without borders conference, Helsinki University of the Arts, Finland.
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, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
2019 Zwischen Ausgängen – Pending Issues, Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin, Germany.
2019 Anonymous Drawings Archive, Kunsthaus Kannen Museum for Outsider Art and Contemporary Art, Münster, Germany.
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 Space Place and Negotiated Territories, Norwich University of the Arts.
2014 Drawology II, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University.
Recent Curated Projects
2018 Factory Settings, 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.
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 (co-producer with Professor Neil Powell).