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Sophie Cunningham Dawe




I'm currently reviewing my website to enable prints and drawings to be ordered.  To view current work, please see my Instagram feed here or if you'd like to get in touch, please message me via the Contact page.

My creative practice spans photography, drawing – especially 'walk and draw,' printmaking, artists books & curating exhibitions. I enjoy collaborating with other artists, writers, poets, actors, musicians, archaeologists and academics. Themes tend to be existential and/or environmental often made in response to walking through landscape.


I'm British/Australian, based in the UK.  I started out in fine art printmaking and textile design which segued into art curating, underpinned throughout by drawing and photography. A unique highlight was time spent working in the Western Himalayas.  In Sydney, I did an MA in Art Administration, COFA, UNSW (topping my year in curation) before moving to Winchester in 2004. Since then, after an internship at the NGV Melbourne, curatorial projects have included: cataloguing early architectural photography, Asian Department, V&A London; a decade of contemporary art exhibitions and events for cultural charity, Hyde900 (trusteeship); contributing artist/ curator/ director for contemporary arts platform, 10 days; over two years part-time at New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury; various further exhibitions, collaborations including the BBC's 'The Search for Alfred the Great', artists book fairs and workshops; a live drawing performance with clarinettist, Emma Alexandra last year; and currently a focus on 'walk and draw.'

My 'Into the Woods' work in 'Dreaming of a Post-Covid World' Livingmaps Network project 2020 essay here and webinar here.  Artist/educator Andrea Butler on her walking and drawing practice here.








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