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Joe Woodhouse

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Programme Leader Foundation Diploma Art and Design

My arts practice is interdisciplinary, utilising drawing, sculpture and design based outcomes. I consider my teaching work to be a key part of this practice and an extension of the concerns explored within these activities.

I often work collaboratively and have involved students alongside other artists and designers. I take inspiration from pioneering artists and educators, reinterpreting and re-evaluating design histories and pedagogical experiments.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and BA (Hons) Fine Art.

I also coordinate an annual Drawing Week for the School of Arts and Creative Industries. 

Research interests for potential research students

  • Drawing
  • Art and Design histories
  • Art and Design pedagogies
  • Teaching and learning in relation to contemporary arts practice
  • Collaborative practice


My research is pursued through arts activities and more academic reflection on teaching and learning.

I have helped to establish Foundation Press, a Risograph studio and collaborative practice based within the Foundation course. The press aims to engage both students and practitioners of contemporary art and design in developing new outcomes and initiatives in print.

I am also a core member of the research group DRAWING, developing an ongoing programme of activity that includes exhibitions and events exploring drawing practice and it's relevance today.  

I am a member of the Steering Group for the National Association of Fine Art Education (NAFAE) and actively involved in current discourse on art and design education. All of these activities feed into my teaching one way or another!


Number of items: 18.

Conference or Workshop Item

Woodhouse, Joe (2017) Foundations of a Creative Curriculum. In: Foundations of a Creative Curriculum, 20 May 2017, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. (Unpublished)

Woodhouse, Joe (2016) Foundation Press: using active learning to establish research methodologies in Art and Design. In: HEA Conference, Inspire: sharing great practice in Arts and Humanities teaching and learning. Brighton, 2016., 3-4th Mar 2016, Brighton. (Unpublished)

Woodhouse, Joe (2016) Foundation Art and Design, pedagogies past and present. In: The Hidden Curriculum, National Association of Fine Art Education, Annual Symposium for Fine Art Educators, 22 Jan 2016, London Metropolitan University.

Woodhouse, Joe (2015) Foundation Press – Student Engagement in a Research Active Curriculum. In: Three Rivers Conference, Student Engagement, 27 Mar 2015, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)


Woodhouse, Joe and Mulvihill, Michael (2011) Graphite. Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 978-0-9565433-0-1

Woodhouse, Joe and Mulvihill, Michael (2010) Graphite - The Book. University Of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK. ISBN 978-0-9565433-0-1


Woodhouse, Joe (2008) Harker Herald Billboard Project. [Artefact]


Woodhouse, Joe, Phillips, Adam and Madge, Tom (2014) Print in Practice, NewBridge Projects, Newcastle. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe and Mulvihill, Michael (2011) Graphite. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) Form. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) I Love New York. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) Can You Hear It. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) 400 Women. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) Drawing. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) Storm. [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2010) Works on Paper (with Michael Mulvihill). [Show/Exhibition]

Woodhouse, Joe (2008) Lust and Luxuria. [Show/Exhibition]


Woodhouse, Joe (2009) Crystal Cathedrals. Pending Details, TBA.

This list was generated on Sun Jun 7 00:26:11 2020 BST.
  • Drawing
  • Art and design education
  • Pedagogical innovation

Last updated 09 January 2020

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