Sara Dudman | Artist | Curator | Educator

Works in Somerset

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Loughborough College of Art and Design

MA (distinction) Design and Manufacture, De Montfort University, Leicester

PGCE Secondary Art and Design, De Montfort University, Leicester

Selected Exhibitions

‘Turbulence’, Staithes Studio Galleries, Yorkshire, 2018

‘Togetherness’, (mixed exhibition including works created in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA), Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2018

‘Perfectly Small’, an exhibition by Joanna Bryant Projects @ The Foundry Gallery, London 2018

‘Northern Territories’, Inspired By Gallery, North York Moors, 2018

‘Coastal Rhythms’, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2018

RWA Open, Bristol 2011, 1013, 2014, 2016, 2017

‘The Observatory: Perspectives on Landscape, Society and Spirit’, The University of Exeter, 2017

Unfamiliar Territories, Contains Art, Somerset, 2017

Drawn 2013, 2015 + 2017, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Affordable Art Fair Battersea + Hampstead Heath 2015, 2016, 2017 + 2018, represented by One Church Street

‘A Fragile Beauty: Art on the Blackdown Hills’, The Museum of Somerset, 2017

’10 Years On: Showing Off’, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 2017

ARTROOMS 2017, represented by National Open Art Competition, London

‘The Natural Eye’ Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition 2016’, Mall Gallery, London

‘New Territories’, The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton 2016

‘Momentum and Walking’, Stroud Museum in the Park, Gloucestershire 2016

‘RWA@The Atkinson’, The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield 2016

Thelma Hulbert Open 2016, Honiton

Bath Society of Artists 111th Open Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 2016

Black Swan Open 2014 + 2015, Frome

Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2015 + 2016, RWS, Bankside Gallery, London

H.I.V.E. 2015, Harrogate, represented by National Open Art Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

Mostyn Open 19, 2015 Llandudno, Wales

Mixed Exhibitions, Gallery@500feet, 2011-2015, Lynton, N. Devon

Painting Now 2014, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden

National Open Art Exhibition 2014, Somerset House, London + Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014, London, National Tour until June 2015

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2013 + 2014, London, Guildford

The Evolver Prize 2014 + 2015, Atkinson Gallery and Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Somerset

ArtWorks Open 2014, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

A2 Gallery 2014 + 2015, Wells

The Open West 2013, Newark Park and Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Artwave West Summer Exhibition 2012 + 2013, Dorset

Fringe Arts Bath Open 2013, Bath

resOlutions 2013, The Musgrove Gallery, Taunton

Reigning Cats and Dogs 2013, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Drawing Breath 2012, Langport,

Skills Unearthed 2012, Blackdown Hills, Devon

Lutyens Gallery 2012, Hestercombe, Somerset

South West Academy Open 2011, Exeter Castle

Awards / Residencies

Farindola International Art Festival Selected Artist Residency Programme July / August 2017

Shifting Somerset Bursary + Residency, Contains Art, Somerset 2017

Staithes, North York Moors National Park, 2016, self-directed residency

Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland 2015 self-directed residency

‘Flock Together’ Arts Council-funded research and development project 2014-15 (in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA)

Drawn Collaborative artists’ residency (with Debbie Locke RWA) 2013 + 2015, RWA, Bristol

Black Swan Open 2014, Frome (solo show 2016 prize-winner in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA)

REAL SOMERSET, A2 Gallery 2014, Wells (First Prize-winner in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA)

Thelma Hulbert Open 2014, Honiton (First Prize-Winner in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA )

Millfield Summer Show 2013, The Atkinson Gallery (prize-winner in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA)

Brisons Veor artist Residency 2014, Cape Cornwall

Broadway Open 2014, Broadway Arts Festival (John Singer Sargent Prize-winner in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA)

‘The Open West 2013 Workshops’, Newark Park, August 2013 (in collaboration with Debbie Locke RWA)

Inna Sight, commissioned artist, The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton 2012

‘Welcome Sight’, Solo exhibition, Regal Theatre, Minehead, Somerset 2012

‘Walking Meditation’, The Bomb Shelter, Beer, Devon, 2010

Invitations

Selector for The Ilminster Open 2015, Somerset

Judge for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015 + 2016

Judge for RWA 165th Open 2017

Gallery Representation

Joanna Bryant Projects

One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Oxfordshire

Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

Memberships

Royal West of England Academy Academician (elected January 2016)

National Society for Education in Art and Design

Education and curatorial practice

2015 – present Associate Advisor and CPD trainer for S.P.A.E.D.A. arts education, Somerset

2013 – present Associate Lecturer in Art and Design Education, Creative Education

2013 – present Access Art 40 Artist Educators (selected artist educator)

2011 – 2013 visiting lecturer, Exeter University and UWE, Bristol (secondary art and design PGCE)

2012 – present Curator, Art for Life, Musgrove Park Hospital, and Quartz Arts Festival, Taunton

2011 – present Arts Award advisor for Gold, Silver and Bronze

2010 – present exhibitions interpretation and education specialist, including:

  • ‘Faces of Conflict, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 2015
  • ‘Detached and Timeless’, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 2014
  • ‘Gillian Ayres ‘Paintings and Prints’, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 2013
  • Anthony Gormley’s ‘Field for the British Isles’ at Barrington Court, Somerset 2012
  • ‘Into the Light’, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 2012
  • ‘The Road to Rome’, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 2011

2009 – present artist-in-residence working with schools and teachers across the South West of England.

2000 – 2009 Full time Head of Art at secondary schools in the South West of England

1997 – 2000 Subject leader, PGCE Art and Design (secondary), UWE, Bristol

1990 – 1996 Full time art teacher / Head of Art at secondary schools in Leicestershire

1987 – 1989 Community artist and associated freelance socially engaged arts practice, Leicestershire

Publications:

‘Making Art 16+’ (author) 2012, Falmouth University in collaboration with Devon and Cornwall County Councils