Lives and works in Gateshead / Newcastle
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Northumbria University 2012-present
Recent Academic Adjunct Assistant Professor, Richmond University, The American University 2011-12
Teaching Fellow in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, London 2010-11
Lecturer in Fine Art at Loughborough University School of Art and Design 2007-10
Visiting Lecturing including Bath Spa, Slade, Wimbledon, University East London, 2004-12
Board of Tyne-And-Wear Heritage Forum (TWHF). 2017-present
Member of NEUSCHLOSS, a collective of artists, curators and writers exploring intersections of arts pedagogy and exhibition practice
Invited Lecturer at Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki, Finland Advisory 2014
Board of NABROAD (Norwegian Artists Abroad) 2011-14
Editor, Tanks Programme Notes – 15 Weeks of Art in Action, Tate 2012
Invited Curator at the Siobhan Davies Studios, London 2007-12
Curator at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway 2009-10
Assistant Editor, Tate Seasonal Guide, Tate 2009-10
Assistant Editor, Miser & Now Magazine 2007-8
Current Papers & Research
Dryburn (2017-future) Charles Danby & Rob Smith examine how new conceptions of site emerge from contemporary arts practice through communities in ways that foster deep, evolving and sustainable human relationships to site.
Limelight (2016-future) Charles Danby & Rob Smith examine formings and becomings of contemporary landscape through material lime, across and within the interlacing timescales of the geological and the human, and through contexts of presentation and public dissemination.
Paper: Charles Danby & Rob Smith (2018) Limelight, Further Actions of Observation and Navigation. Granular The Material Properties of Nosie. Greenwhich University. January 27
Paper: Charles Danby & Rob Smith (2017) Limelight, Actions of Observation and Navigation. Postcards from the Anthropocene, Edinburgh School of Architecture. June 22-24
Paper: Jean Brown & Charles Danby (2017) Legalities of Authenticity in Performance Art. Published by Verband der Restauratoren. Germany
November Press (2017-future) Editorial research magazine and publishing project
Teaching and Learning Interests:
Art Schools, Universities, and speculative pedagogies.
Thinking with contemporary and material painting.
Materiality, kinship and geological sedimentation in contemporary arts practice.
Social practice, participation and the activation of the audience in contemporary arts practice.
2000-2002 Slade School of Fine Art. University College London. MFA
1997-2000 Kingston University. Joint BA Honours Degree in Fine Art and Art Theory.
1996-1997 Norwich School of Art and Design. BTEC Foundation