Artist / Writer / Curator

​bryonyjdawson@gmail.com

bryony_jean

​Education

​/BA Hons Fine Art, Manchester School of Art, 2016-2019, First Class

/Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Manchester School of Art, 2015-2016, Distinction

​Group Exhibitions

/The Naming of Things, Castlefield Gallery, Tbc 2021

/Underground Manoevres, Soft Spot, November 2020

/Picture Window, Soft Spot Online, May 2020

​/Manchester School of Art Degree Show, June 2019

​/Binary, Partisan, Manchester, April 2019

​/Manchester School of Art Fine Art Auction, Holden Gallery, Manchester, April 2019

​/Life Is Elsewhere, The Old Bank, Manchester, March 2019

​/Why Smash Atoms? Ps Mirabel, Manchester, April 2019

​/A Christmas Show, Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester, December 2018

Curation

/The Naming of Things, exhibition alongside Ryan Gander's The Annotated Reader at Castlefield Gallery, postponed until August 202.1

/Underground Manoevres, Soft Spot Online, November 2020 (accompanying ekphrastic texts).

/Flat Instance, Soft Spot, September 2020, Featuring work by Babs Smith, Owen Herbert and Ben Allan.

​/Picture Window, Soft Spot Online, May 2020. Featuring work by Nina Porter, Hanne Lippard, Lydia Davies, Bryony Dawson, Georges Perec and Margeurite Duras.

/Pilot, Soft Spot, September 2019

​/Life Is Elsewhere, Exhibition at The Old bank, Withington, March 2019. A pop-up exhibition with a bar and live performances in a closed-down NatWest branch. Curated as part of Soft Spot.

 

Soft Spot is a collective of artists: Bryony Dawson, Ed Gwyn Jones, Alfie Sellers, Rosie Burslem, Jay Mulholland and Saoirse Lewis. We curate a gallery space in the basement of Ps Mirabel Gallery in Manchester.

Publications/Other

/OFF_CENTRE: DRAFT #1 -- Performativity

‘a new artistic research journal presenting and sharing a process of thinking through’.

Edited by Katy Morrison, PINK. Available here.

/CHAIN/MAIL Issue 3: Greater Manchester/ Lancashire/ Cumbria - Corridor8

Edited by James Schofield with contributions from Katie Morrison, Mel Galley and cover artwork by Bryony Dawson. Available here.

/Podcast: In Conversation with Ryan Gander and Matthew Pendergast. We talk about art, language and the two exhibitions we had to postpone during the pandemic. Available here.

 

Awards

​/Castlefield Gallery Spring Members Exhibition, selected by Ryan Gander, postponed Until 2021

​/Castlefield Graduate Associates award 2019/2020 

​/Foyle Young Poets 2014, highly commended

Residencies

​/Borrowdale, Lake District, England, March 2019

/Joya:air, Almeria, Spain, March 2018

/Foyle Young Poets 2014 Winners Residency, Arvon Centre, The Hurst, Shropshire