Dr Rebecca Bell

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  • Qualifications:MA Hons, MPHil, PhD, PGCert, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Visual Culture
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Rebecca4.Bell@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr Rebecca Bell is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture across Art & Design. Rebecca holds a PhD in Czech craft under Socialism from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art (RCA). For over a decade, she worked in contemporary art commissioning in the public realm, with Andy Goldsworthy, DACS, and Art on the Underground. She has taught at a range of institutions, including Middlesex University, UMPRUM Prague, The School of Life, and the RCA. For 5 years Rebecca also led the Curating Contemporary Art and Design Summer School at the Royal College of Art.

Rebecca is currently carrying out research into pastoral materialities and embodiment. Through a three-year research project, she is exploring ideas of landscape and making/unmaking in the Anthropocene, through writing and painting practices. She is also curating a collaborative project with 19 makers working in a range of disciplines entitled Embodied Daily Practice, a slow conversation across a year of collective making. 

She is a member of the Visual Culture Research Group, which is a group of cross-disciplinary art and design practitioners, historians and theorists interested in visuality and visual culture (www.vcrg.co.uk). She is part of a research group specialising in Ways of Writing in relation to writing methodologies in the art school and has specialised in research into pedagogies of hope, considering ideas of care, nourishment and object-based learning.

Rebecca has published on art, craft and design for a variety of publications including the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, West 86th Journal, The Journal of Modern Craft, Artforum Magazine, Home Cultures Journal, the Central and Eastern European London Review, and has co-edited publications such as The Roundel: 100 Artists Remake a London Icon (2013). 


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