Dagmara Rudkin lives and works in Brighton, UK.
Dagmara is a fine artist who uses textiles, drawing and site-specific mixed media installations to tell stories. She also works as a tutor of Art and Design.
DAGMARA RUDKIN 
 Flat 1, 43 Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton BN2 1QF
· contact: 07972703518/ 01273 606206  
email: dagmararudkin@hotmail.com    website:  www.dagmararudkin.com 
 
EDUCATION 
2013 – 2015  
MA in Sequential Design and Illustration, University of Brighton, Distinction  
Title of thesis: The Everyday and the Sacred: Investigating the narrative potential of materials and objects in retelling folktales and mythical stories 
1998 – 1999   
 PGCE in Art and Design, University of Brighton  
1995-1998  
B.A. (Joint Hons) in Glass and Painting, University of Wolverhampton, 
1994-1995  
BTEC in Art and Design, University of Bradford. Academic Scholarship, Distinction. 
1985 -1990  
 International Baccalaureate including Fine Art, Applied Arts, History of Art, Polish Language and Literature. School of Applied Arts, Wroclaw, Poland 
SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS 
September 2022, Goodbye Breasts, Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex, costume design and making for a film and performance by Joanna Callaghan  

March 2022,  Angela Carter: A Radical Prescience? Chichester University,
Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, joined artist’s talk and art exhibition with Vanessa Marr  

June 2021,Newhaven Open, Newhaven 

February 2021,  Artist Residency, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 

May 2020, Saturate, Online group exhibition,  

June 2019, Dagmara Rudkin: Summer, Fall and Spring again, solo exhibition, Window Gallery, Phoenix Brighton  

 Dec 2018 Snow Q Project, The Regency Town House, Brighton, design for an immersive performance in collaboration with poet Maria Jastrzebska, composer Peter Copley and filmmaker Wendy Pye
 
 Nov 2017-Jan 2018, Storyland, Six months group residency and exhibition with artists’ group Fabula Collective, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove 

 Dec 2016-Apr 2017 Many Ways to Tell a Story, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove 

 Apr 2016 Stories about Stories, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 

 Sep 2015 MA in Sequential Design & Illustration and MA by Independent Project, Brighton University Gallery, Brighton 

June 1998 Burton Agnes Hall, Artist in Residence 
TEACHING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 
 
Sep 2022-ongoing 
Freelance Artist Educator, Hastings Contemporary 
I design and deliver art workshops for families, KS3/4 pupils and run adult art classes based on current exhibitions. 
 
Jan 2001-August 2022 
Tutor of Art, Module Leader for Materials, Techniques and Processes, Bellerbys College, Brighton. FND, A Level, GCSE and Art Enrichment Program. Designing and delivering Art programs preparing overseas students for art education at British universities. I worked predominantly with students from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East delivering general A&D as well as specialistic skills including model making for architecture and interior design, fashion illustration, textiles, printmaking, casting, wire sculpture, life drawing and Contextual Studies.  
 
May 2022 
Visiting Lecturer, MA in Sequential Design and Illustration and Independent Project  Brighton University  
 
Jan 2021-June 2021 
Visiting Lecturer, BA and MA programme at English Language and Literature Faculty at WSB University in Poland. I designed and delivered a 12- week online course on Visual Literacy to Polish and Ukrainian students. This included analysing and responding to contemporary works of art through creative writing and art activities. Conducted in English and Polish. 
 
August 2018 and December 2018  
Workshop Leader and Exhibition Curator. The Young Carers Group 
Mixed media, printmaking and textile workshop with 7-16 year olds in response to ‘The Snow Queen’ story by Hans Christian Andersen. Outcomes of this workshop were exhibited during an immersive site-specific event at the Regency Town House, Brighton. 
 
June 2018 
Workshop Leader, Enrichment Programme, Dorothy Stringer School 
Textile, sculpture and puppet making in response to drawings by William Hogarth and contemporary caricature.  
 
2017- 2018 
Artist in residence and Workshop Leader. 
Six months group residency with Fabula Collective and The Storyland exhibition, Hove Museum and Art Gallery. Together with other artists and illustrators, I created an art trail, a set of art events and art activities for families visiting Hove Museum and Art Gallery and an art exhibition of work created by the visitors. Most of activities were designed for 4- to 10-year-old. 
 
2004-2006 
Workshop Leader, Paddock Studios, Lewes 
Soft Heads. Set of 1-day sessions for Art teachers and PGCSE students. 
 
1998 –2003 
Workshop Leader. Polish Community Group, Brighton.  I designed and delivered art workshops for Polish families around Polish rituals including traditional paper cut outs and costume making for Easter and Winter festivals. 

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
September 2022, Goodbye Breasts, Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex, costume design and making for a film and performance by Joanna Callaghan  

March 2022,  Angela Carter: A Radical Prescience? Chichester University,
Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, joined artist’s talk and art exhibition with Vanessa Marr  

June 2021,Newhaven Open, Newhaven 

February 2021,  Artist Residency, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 

May 2020, Saturate, Online group exhibition,  

June 2019, Dagmara Rudkin: Summer, Fall and Spring again, solo exhibition, Window Gallery, Phoenix Brighton  

 Dec 2018 Snow Q Project, The Regency Town House, Brighton, design for an immersive performance in collaboration with poet Maria Jastrzebska, composer Peter Copley and filmmaker Wendy Pye

 Nov 2017-Jan 2018, Storyland, Six months group residency and exhibition with artists’ group Fabula Collective, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove 

 Dec 2016-Apr 2017 Many Ways to Tell a Story, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove 

 Apr 2016 Stories about Stories, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 

 Sep 2015 MA in Sequential Design & Illustration and MA by Independent Project, Brighton University Gallery, Brighton 

June 1998 Burton Agnes Hall, Artist in Residence 

TEACHING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 
 
Sep 2022-ongoing 
Freelance Artist Educator, Hastings Contemporary 
I design and deliver art workshops for families, KS3/4 pupils and run adult art classes based on current exhibitions. 
 
Jan 2001-August 2022 
Tutor of Art, Module Leader for Materials, Techniques and Processes, Bellerbys College, Brighton. FND, A Level, GCSE and Art Enrichment Program. Designing and delivering Art programs preparing overseas students for art education at British universities. I worked predominantly with students from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East delivering general A&D as well as specialistic skills including model making for architecture and interior design, fashion illustration, textiles, printmaking, casting, wire sculpture, life drawing and Contextual Studies.  
 
May 2022 
Visiting Lecturer, MA in Sequential Design and Illustration and Independent Project  Brighton University  
 
Jan 2021-June 2021 
Visiting Lecturer, BA and MA programme at English Language and Literature Faculty at WSB University in Poland. I designed and delivered a 12- week online course on Visual Literacy to Polish and Ukrainian students. This included analysing and responding to contemporary works of art through creative writing and art activities. Conducted in English and Polish. 
 
August 2018 and December 2018  
Workshop Leader and Exhibition Curator. The Young Carers Group 
Mixed media, printmaking and textile workshop with 7-16 year olds in response to ‘The Snow Queen’ story by Hans Christian Andersen. Outcomes of this workshop were exhibited during an immersive site-specific event at the Regency Town House, Brighton. 
 
June 2018 
Workshop Leader, Enrichment Programme, Dorothy Stringer School 
Textile, sculpture and puppet making in response to drawings by William Hogarth and contemporary caricature.  
 
2017- 2018 
Artist in residence and Workshop Leader. 
Six months group residency with Fabula Collective and The Storyland exhibition, Hove Museum and Art Gallery. Together with other artists and illustrators, I created an art trail, a set of art events and art activities for families visiting Hove Museum and Art Gallery and an art exhibition of work created by the visitors. Most of activities were designed for 4- to 10-year-old. 
 
2004-2006 
Workshop Leader, Paddock Studios, Lewes 
Soft Heads. Set of 1-day sessions for Art teachers and PGCSE students. 
 
1998 –2003 
Workshop Leader. Polish Community Group, Brighton.  I designed and delivered art workshops for Polish families around Polish rituals including traditional paper cut outs and costume making for Easter and Winter festivals.