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Personal profile


Katy joined the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield in February 2016 and is currently Year 1 Lead for Contemporary Art and Illustration BA(Hons). After achieving a Degree in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire she went on to study for a Masters in Media Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Currently based at Manchester’s Rogue Artists’ Studios, Katy’s practice responds to our relationship to place through processes of recording including expanded drawing, photographic media and audio. She has exhibited and worked with institutions including The Bluecoat Gallery, The OpenEye Gallery, Manchester Museum and The Whitworth Museum and Art Gallery. 

Katy has lead interdisciplinary, international projects involving undergraduate students to Namibia and South Africa, including an exhibition at Cape Peninsular University of Technology. A project that Katy was involved with won the 2018 Guardian University Teaching Award for Curriculum Design- ‘Flying Start’ is a HEFCE catalyst-funded intervention project aimed at engaging Year 1 students through an intensive induction programme. Work with postgraduate students has included Masters supervision, PGCE mentorship and facilitating practice-led workshop sessions for the Masters in Digital Design.

Katy is undertaking practice-based PHD research at the University of Huddersfield on the subject of art as an agent of change in the anthropocene.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Drawing
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Site-specific Art
  • Anthropocene