Email: S1671725@sms.ed.ac.uk

Programme: Art - PhD/MPhil

Start date: September 2017

Mode of study: Part time

Research title: Art, Praxis, Transformation

Beth Dynowski is based in Glasgow, Scotland. She makes sculpture, installations, performances, projects, poetry and texts. Her work explores how we shape and are shaped by materiality and language. She works experimentally, improvisationally and responsively, often with existing texts, sites and objects to hand. Her work pays attention to the poetic, playful and political potential of transforming materials and words and how this forms and unforms our relation to self, others and wider political, ethical and social imaginaries. 

Beth also writes about and runs projects that address issues of access to and within the arts. Her work has been shared in DIY spaces and public institutions across Scotland and Europe.

Beth Dynowski is a part time Lecturer at Forth Valley College where she teaches a range of courses in Art & Design from Access to Honours level. She is primarily responsible for co-leading and delivering an Honours Studio Practice module to University of Stirling students with Ewan John and leading and delivering on the BA Independent Contextual Studies module for Art & Design students.

Beth's practice based research at ECA looks at public platforms for art education and the potential of post-pedagogical practices to address structural and cognitive inequalities in the arts and beyond. She is currently researching the role of language, critical thinking and word-based competencies in the construction of self and world, culture and capital. This is taking the form of experimental ways of writing, lecture/performances, self organised study groups and public projects and events. 

Beth is interested in working cooperatively and collaboratively with others who are invested in making the study and practice of the arts a real possibility for anyone who wishes to pursue it. To discuss how you might work together or ask about this research project email: s1671725@sms.ed.ac.uk