2017-2022 3d3 AHRC funded PhD: The Agency of Error in Post-Digital Print, Plymouth University

2017 Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (distinction), Plymouth University

2017 Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2015 MA Contemporary Art Practice, Plymouth University

2002 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, (Further and Higher Education) Wolverhampton University

1998 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University

educational roles

2021 – to date Year 3 Lead and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Falmouth University

2019 – 2021 Senior Lecturer and Stage Two Coordinator BA Fine Art, Plymouth University

2017 – 2018 Stage One Coordinator BA Fine Art, Plymouth University

2015 – 2019 Associate Lecturer in Fine Art, Plymouth University

2010 – 2017 Senior Printmaking Technician, Plymouth University

2008 – 2010 Lecturer in Printmaking, Plymouth Art College

2001 – 2007 Lecturer in Fine Art, Tamworth & Lichfield College


2017 3d3 AHRC funded doctoral studentship, 3d3 Centre for Doctoral Training, Plymouth University

2017 Two honorary mentions at the International Printmaking Triennial, by the Centre for Graphic Art & Visual Researchers Serbia, and Graficki Gallery Belgrade

2016 RK Burt Exhibition Award – solo show

2016 Neo Print Prize

2016 #1 artwork of Salon des Refusés 2016 (public vote)

2015 Arts Club Charitable Trust Award for outstanding work

2015 Gwen May Bursary

2015 Associate Membership Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

2012 A4 Printmakers prizewinner

selected exhibitions

2024 Resonating Bodies, Joint exhibition with Dr Karen Abadie, The Arts Institute Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth University

2024 The Expanded Librarian, CRASSH, University of Cambridge

2022 The Copy Copy Shop #1.0, IMPACT 12 International Printmaking Conference, University of West England

2022 The Agency of Error in Post-Digital Print, PhD viva exhibition, Plymouth University

2021 Lines of thought: Mapping The Agency of Error in Post-Digital Print, solo exhibition, The Arts Institute, Plymouth University

2019 Sex, Suicide, Socialism, Spirit and Stereotypes, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland

2018 Prawo Serii: Agency of Error, Strefart Gallery, Tychy, Poland

2018 Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts Nis, Serbia, Belgrade. As part of Serbia’s Triennial Collection

2017 RK Burt Gallery, London – Solo show

2017 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Australia

2017 Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China

2017 Artmill Gallery, Plymouth

2017 RE Original Prints, Bankside Gallery, London

2017 3rd International Printmaking Triennial, Belgrade, Serbia

2017 London Original Print Fair, Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE), Royal Academy, London

2016 National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2016 Neo Print Prize, Bolton 

2016 Salon des Refusés, Space, London

2016 The Royal British Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2016 London Original Print Fair – The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE), Royal Academy, London

2015 Prints From The Studio, The Crypt Gallery, St.Ives

2015 PUPs In Progress (Plymouth University Printmakers), Scott, Plymouth University

2015 Impressions 4, Plymouth University

2015 National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London. Awarded Gwen May Bursary and Associate RE Membership

2015 Prints From The Studio, The Poly, Falmouth

2015 The Masters | Relief Prints, Bankside Gallery, London. Arts Club Charitable Trust Award for outstanding work

2015 Redefining Print Symposium, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2015 This Is Not A Dream, Peninsular Arts, Plymouth – Artwork used as concept and title for the exhibition

2014 International Mini Print, Seacourts, Bangor

2014 Work In Progress, 101, Plymouth University

2014 Impressions 3, Plymouth University (curator)

2014 Touch, Scott Foyer, Plymouth University – solo exhibition

2014 20:14 PUPs (Plymouth University Printmakers) touring show: Boston Tea Party, Exeter; Hot’14, Plymouth University, The Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth; The Wharf, Tavistock. (co-curator)

2014 Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London – selected

2014 Summer Exhibition, Ashbourne Arts Festival, Derbyshire – invited artist

2014 National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2013 Second Impressions, Plymouth University (curator)

2013 PULP, RK Burt Gallery, London

2013 Degree Show, PUPs (Plymouth University Printmakers), Plymouth University

2013 Ashbourne Arts Festival, Derbyshire

2013 PCA Pop Up Shop, Drake Circus, Plymouth

2012 Staff Exhibition, Faculty of Art and Media, Plymouth University

2012 First Impressions, Plymouth University (curator)

2012 A4 Printmakers, The Poly Falmouth – prizewinner

2012 Studio 21, Falmouth

2012 Wheal Martyn, St Austell

2012 Summer Show, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth

2012 Bite: Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London

2012 Prints from The Studio, The Poly, Falmouth

2011 A4 Printmakers, The Poly, Falmouth – shortlisted prize winner

2011 Prints From Across The Pond, Zea Mays, Massachusetts

2011 Summer Exhibition, Ashbourne Festival, Derbyshire – invited Artist

2011 Prints from The Studio, The Poly, Falmouth

socially engaging projects

2023 Copy Copy Shop, Publishing Space.Bower Ashton, University of the West of England (UWE)

2019 (un)Learning Zone, BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event) Arnolfini

2018 Plymouth Whispers, Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth

2017 Auto(in)correct, Counter Art Book Fair, Ocean Studios, Plymouth

2016 Type n’ Tweet, Port Elliot Festival

2015 D-Reams, Port Elliot Festival

2015 Type n’ Talk, Clatter and Natter, Plymouth University

2014 Touch #2, Scott Foyer, Plymouth University

2014 Touch #1, Cornwall’s Autonomous Zone, The Basement, The Exchange, Penzance

2013 Skill Exchange #2, Double Decker, Looe

2012 Skill Exchange #1, Plymouth Art Centre, Studio One Warehouse Space, Plymouth

work held in public collections

Centre for Fine Print Research Artists’ Books Archive, UWE Bristol

Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol

Association of Fine Artists of Serbia Collection, Beglrade


1st -28th June 2024 Two–ing and Broken Noses, Back Lane West, Redruth.

28th November – 3rd December 2023 Copy Copy Shop: Publishing Space, University of The West of England (UWE)

26th – 7th December 2019 Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland

13th October – 10th November 2018 Bolton University and NEO print studios

10th – 28th April 2017 Katowice Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland

academic papers

2019 SAR 10th International Conference on Artistic Research, Zurich University of the Arts, 21-23 March.

2018 IMPACT10, Social and Cultural Action Center of Caja Cantabria. Santander, Spain, 1-9 September.


2022 The Blue Notebook Journal for artists’ books: Agency of Error in Post-digital Print – A User Guide. Volume 16 No 2, Bodman, S. L., & Sowden, T. (2022).

2022 PARALLAX 2018-2022: Error as a site of breakdown and renewal: Can social media be used to promote a society’s new modes of living, labour and community? Editors: Pawel Mendrek, Martin Newth. Parallax project coordinators and co-curators: Pawel Mendrek, Martin Newth in cooperation with Maddie Leach, Sarah Tuck and Laura Rosser. Isbn 978-1-84102-456-1.

2020 Network Imaginaries: Reimagining the future, w/ Laura Rosser, Karen Abadie, Molly McAndrews. Editors: Anja Groten and Juliette Lizotte.Self-published by Hackers & Designers, edition of 250, 2021, Amsterdam

2018 Dialogue with Yinchuan: China-UK International Printmaking Exhibition 2017. Editors: Guirong Luo & Ying Sun. Ningxia People’s Education Publishing. ISBN:  978-7-5544-2280-9