Evelyn Bennett

Lecturer Fashion Textiles, UCA Rochester

Academic, School of Fashion

Evelyn Bennett is our Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print Course at Rochester.Evelyn's recent work involves experimenting with different applications for printed imagery in interiors, fashion and sculpture.

She studied Printed Textiles for Fashion at Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art.

After graduating from the RCA she has worked in a wide range of professional settings in the fashion/textiles industry. Evelyn has designed textile print collections for Esprit, George Davies, French Connection, Marks & Spencer and Gianfranco Ferre. She has sold work through a number of agents in Europe and America as a freelance designer and worked as in-house designer for Esprit in Dusseldorf, Miroglio Tessile in Italy and Screentone International in Zimbabwe. She has worked as a designer for Habitat, which included ceramics, printed banners and packaging and has worked on design publications for Anness Publishing, the BBC, Eaglemoss Publications and Salamander Books.

Evelyn received Arts Council and British Council awards for research into colour on ceramics and natural dyes in textiles in Mexico and also for research into the incorporation of digital media into her work. She has been awarded grants for residencies and exhibitions in Thessaloniki, Berlin and Eindhoven and was a Leonardo Da Vinci Fellow at Cyprus College of Art.

Working in collaboration with Chris Rutter, Evelyn has undertaken large- scale public art projects for clients including architects Norman Foster and Baker-Brown McKay, Lovells Developers and Laing Homes, Royal Caribbean Cruises and The Cass Sculpture Foundation, as well as hospitals and public buildings. She has exhibited at the ICA, London Art Fair and Art London, Rollo Contemporary Art, the De La Warr Pavilion, the RIBA, Sculpture at Goodwood and the Beijing Olympics.

Evelyn began teaching in 1992 and has taught at Norwich College of Art, The Royal College of Art, Esmod Berlin and the University of Creative Arts where she is currently Senior Lecturer on the B.A. Fashion Textiles: Print course.

Further information
‘Cass Sculpture Foundation’
Needless Alley Collective

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Other network activities include involvement with
ArtConnect Berlin,
The Ethical Fashion Forum,
The Textile Society,
Alumini RCA,
Plan-art agency,
Cass Sculpture Foundation,
Esmod Fashion School,
Berlin BBK.

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

2016/17: Arts Council and British Council Grant to support Travelling Collage and European arts collaboration.
2016: UCA Research Grant for the production of Travelling Collage Installation for the 3rd International ‘Collagistas Festival’ in Eindhoven Holland.
2015/16: UCA Research Grant investigation into collaborative, interdisciplinary performance as part of 'Gunfighter' project.
2015: UCA Research Grant for the production Gunfighter’. Newspaper Poetry and Collage publication.
2013: UCA Research Grant for the production of Digital sound and fabric Sculpture. La Cite Internationale de La Dentelle et de La Mode, Calais.
2012: Printmaking residency BBK Bethanian, Berlin.
2006: Merit Medal In Cultural Olympiad and Exhibition for Beijing Olympics,         touring to 4 Chinese cities
2005: Leonardo da Vinci Fellow at Cyprus College of Art.
2004: Arts Council Award for collaboration with Architect Fabio Gonzales-
1998: South East Arts Major award for production of Touring Sculpture. De La Warr Pavilion - Bexhill, Aspex Gallery - Portsmouth, Brighton University Gallery - Brighton.
1997: Arts Council Direct Support Award for incorporating digital technology into practice.|
1995: Arts Council Travel Bursary to Mexico to study coloured sculpture and
1992: Henry Moore Foundation bursary for residency at Portland Sculpture
1991: McColl Arts Foundation Travel Bursary to Zimbabwe and Tanzania. 

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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