Artist / Writer / Curator

​bryonyjdawson@gmail.com

bryony_jean

Associate Curator at PINK

Upcoming:

BASKET - 2022

A research-as-event and event-as-research series in Manchester focusing on intersections between writing, visual art and performance. 

​Group Exhibitions

/ Open Studio with Olly Williamson, Islington Mill, October 2021

/The Naming of Things, Castlefield Gallery, September 2021

/OUT_PUT: An Exploration of Listening, PINK, online, 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, September 2021

/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 group exhibition with a bar and live performances in a closed-down NatWest branch, curated by Soft Spot.

 

Soft Spot was a collective of artists: Bryony Dawson, Ed Gwyn Jones, Alfie Sellers, Rosie Burslem, Jay Mulholland and Saoirse Lewis. We curated a gallery space in the basement of Ps Mirabel Gallery in Manchester from 2019-2021.

Publications/Other

/The Naming of Things -- riso publication to accompany the exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, featuring research material, images and writing from the participating artists. 

/Memories of Living: a COVID-response project from Islington Mill -- produced by Greg Thorpe. Here.

/OFF_CENTRE: DRAFT #1 -- Performativity - - ‘a new artistic research journal presenting and sharing a process of thinking through’ --  Edited by Katy Morrison, PINK. 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. 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. Here.

 

​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

Awards

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

​/Castlefield Graduate Associates award 2019/20 

​/Foyle Young Poets 2014, Highly Commended

Residencies

​/Borrowdale, Lake District, UK, 2019

/Joya:air, Almeria, Spain, 2018

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