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Jennifer Dudley is a curator, art historian, and a current PhD candidate, funded by Coventry University.  Her doctoral research is focused on women’s sculptural practices in Britain between 1977 and 1990, recognising the ongoing contribution of women to an ever-expanding field.

She is also the part time Education and Engagement Curator at NN Contemporary Art, Northampton and has previously held curatorial roles at National Museum Wales, Cardiff and Edgar Modern Fine Art, Bath. She gained her BA in History of Art from University of Bristol in 2013 and an MA in Curating from University of the West of England in 2016.

Her particular ares of 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

Through this research project I am surveying sculptural artworks produced by women in Britain between 1977 and 1990. 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 in this period.

Education/Academic qualification

Curating, MA, University of the West of England

History of Art, Degree, University of Bristol


  • NB Sculpture
  • women's art

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Biennials Arts & Humanities
Launch Arts & Humanities
Art School Arts & Humanities
Birmingham Arts & Humanities
Venice Biennale Arts & Humanities
Pavilion Arts & Humanities
Architectural Sculpture Arts & Humanities
British Architecture Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2018 2019

  • 1 Poster
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Exhibition

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

Dudley, J., 2019, In : Journal of Visual Art Practice. 18, 1, p. 109-111 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

Art School

Activities 2017 2019

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

A Portrait of 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Housewife'

Jennifer Dudley (Speaker)
10 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

From LA’s Womanhouse to Glasgow’s “Hen Hoose”: A Women’s Art Space in Castlemilk

Jennifer Dudley (Speaker)
15 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Can You Name #5WomenArtists?

Jennifer Dudley (Speaker)
7 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Career Options in the Arts

Jennifer Dudley (Speaker)
29 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

The Hayward Annual Exhibition 1978: Addressing Gender Imbalance in British Art

Jennifer Dudley (Speaker)
9 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


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