Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Beatrice Denton

Head of School - Preparation for Higher Education – Preparation for HE

BA Multidisciplinary Design; MA Fine Art Printmaking; PGCE; PG Cert Architectural Glass; PG Cert Photography

Biography

Bea Denton has substantial experience of teaching and curriculum development in Foundation and progression courses in the UK and internationally (Brazil and China). After a long career in the content marketing industry, she applied her skills and experience to curriculum development and pedagogy in Art and Design at UAL, helping young people to develop a creative practice in preparation for successful applications to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Bea is an External Moderator at UALAB and has an active studio practice, working from Thames-Side Print Studios in London.

Professional practice

Bea Denton is an artist for whom photography is an intrinsic part of the creative process. Pushing the boundaries of the technical and physical limitations of photography, her work transcends photography’s realist conventions to achieve a deeper resonance.

Denton is a collector and archivist of anonymous lives, departed and reincarnated, in pursuit of an essence in the image: the ‘soul’. In her examination of faith and death, she finds meaning and dimension through the imprint of time, light and phenomena.

Awards

  • Creekside Open Prize selected and awarded by Jenni Lomax, Camden Arts Centre (2009)
  • The MacDonald Egan Award for Public Art (Via Dolorosa) (2007)
  • The Ardizzone Prize (Major) for Printmaking (2002)
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