Beth Dawson is a silversmith, designer/maker and illustrator based in Leeds. Beth also works part-time as lecturer on the BA (Hons) Visual Communication at Leeds Arts University and as a tutor and course writer in Visual Communications (For Illustration & Graphics) at The Open College Of Arts.
She completed a BA in Graphic Arts in 2005 at Leeds Metropolitan and a Master's in Sequential Design and Illustration in 2012 at the University of Brighton where she won an AHRC research preparation masters scholarship for her study.
This is a temporary website, If you miss my old site, you can still find it here
Find me on twitter, instagram and facebook (and gmail) as @bethmadethis
Activity / Awards / Exhibitions :
2018 BROKEN FRONTIER, Magazine awards – Web Comic Of The Year Award 2017 for “Draw the line” collective winners
2017 DRAW THE LINE, web comic – “Pay well” illustration included in online comic collaborative project with over 100 international artists presenting positive political action. www.drawtheline.com
2016 F= RESEARCH CLUSTER EVENT FOR INTERNTIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, Leeds Library - “Drawing in The Girls” event - keynote and panel speaker for comics art and illustration research seminar SALON STRIPA INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL, Belgrade – “Afterlife” comic, selected for exhibition
COMICA GALLERY, London – Exhibition: Cape/Comica/Observer finalists exhibition JONATHAN CAPE/COMICA/OBSERVER GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE – “Getaway” comic – Finalist
SALON STRIPA INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL, Belgrade – “Play to Research” comic, selected for exhibition
CENTRAL St. MARTINS, London – Exhibition: Cape/Comica/Observer finalists exhibition GUARDIAN, online feature – Interview and comic work feature for “Afterlife” comic. JONATHAN CAPE/COMICA/OBSERVER GRAPHIC SHORT STORY PRIZE – “Afterlife” comic – runner-up
BLOOMSBURY BOOKS, London – Published work - “Brolly Bird” Writing and sculpture work included in “Ghosts of Gone Birds” book ISBN: 9781408187463
GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS, Onca, Brighton – “Brolly Bird” & “Raven Parrot” sculptures included in exhibition
THEN, NOW, AFTER, Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton University – Exhibition - Work included in 50 year retrospective of illustrators at the university