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Following on from a BA (Hons) in History of Art I completed an MA in Curating, achieving a distinction overall. I then held a maternity cover position as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales in Cardiff. I am currently completing my PhD research at Coventry University, funded by the Design and Visual Art Department. Post-PhD I will be interested in curatorial and/or research opportunities within modern and contemporary visual art.

My areas of particular interest include: contemporary sculpture and installation artwork, accessible exhibition design, the participatory museum and feminist art histories.

PhD Project

Mutability, Materiality and Meaning in Abstract Sculpture Made by Women (1978-1997)

Through this research project I am surveying sculptural artworks produced by women in Britain between 1978 and 1997. With a particular focus on unusual sculptural materials, the processes of making and ephemeral artworks, I'll be exploring whether or not there exists a gendered aesthetic of making. I'll be further exploring any institutionalised gender-bias within the British art world and there will be a focus on group exhibitions of women's sculptural practice in Britain

Education/Academic qualification

Curating, MA, University of the West of England

History of Art, Degree, University of Bristol


  • NB Sculpture

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academy Social Sciences
grant Social Sciences
art Social Sciences
society Social Sciences
Biennials Arts & Humanities
Fellowship Arts & Humanities
Launch Arts & Humanities
Art School Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2018 2019

ISLAND at the Venice Biennale: new categories of conceptual architecture and architectural sculpture

Dudley, J. 7 Jan 2019 In : Journal of Visual Art Practice. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Architectural Sculpture
Venice Biennale
British Architecture

Is Pink for Girls? "Feminine" Aesthetics in Karla Black's Sculptural Objects

Dudley, J. Apr 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

You and I are discontinuous beings

Dudley, J. May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Art School

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Eva Rothschild's Boys and Sculpture

Dudley, J. (Speaker)
12 Aug 2018

Activity: Oral presentation

Drawing Conversations 2: Body, Space, Place

Dudley, J. (Session Chair)
8 Dec 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


British Council Research Fellowship

Jennifer Dudley (Recipient), Oct 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

British Council

Paul Mellon Research Grant

Jennifer Dudley (Recipient), Mar 2019

Prize: Other distinction


The Arts Society's Lecturing Academy, Fully Funded Place

Jennifer Dudley (Recipient), Aug 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively