Module Leader and Lecturer, Drawing BA(Hons)

Working across painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics, Charlie's practice is dedicated to experimenting with materials and processes to explore drawing and its expanded field. 

He studied at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art. His work has been included in group shows across the UK and Europe and he has had a number of solo exhibitions in the UK, including Outpost, Norwich (2017) Pump House Gallery, London (2018) and Zona Mista, London (2021). He has recently had a monograph of over 220 works on paper published by Landfill Editions. Titled FULL GAS, the book launched at Printed Matter New York’s Art Book Fair in February 2021. He has undertaken a number of residencies across Europe, including a year spent as a Guest of Amy Sillman and Monika Baer in the Painting department of the Städelschule, Germany. He is a current recipient of ACME’s prestigious Fire Station five-year live/work residency in London.

Since 2019 Charlie has worked as a module leader and head of year on BA(Hons) Drawing at Falmouth. Prior to this he has taught across Foundation, BA and MA at institutions including Kingston University, the University of Brighton and UCA Farnham. He is passionate about the exchange of ideas and experience and the sharing of knowledge and skills to unpick new approaches to materials and ways of thinking about making.

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2021 PGCHE Falmouth University
2018 Guest Städelschule, DE
2012 MA Royal College of Art
2007 BA(Hons) University of Brighton

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Charlie Duck's research centres around process, chance and the agency of materials. With a background in painting and drawing he has built a career over two decades that has seen him exhibit internationally. In 2018 he had his first public institution solo exhibition at Pump House Gallery, London.

Since 2015 he has worked increasingly with clay. His particular interest lies in how two dimensional drawings and painting can be rendered in the three dimensionality of clay and how then the alchemy of glazes intersect with the materiality of painting. He was recently awarded a £10,000 research grant from Arts Council England to spend two months on a research residency at Guldagergaard, a world-leading centre of ceramic research in Denmark where he explored wood and gas firing and learned to build his own kilns.


Areas of teaching

  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • painting

Courses taught

  • Drawing BA(Hons)

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

Charlie is a studio holder at CAST Helston; alongside his own studio based practice at CAST he has led workshops as part of their outreach program as well as for their Saturday Club sharing his expert knowledge of clay and its material properties.

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Solo Exhibitions 
Mouse House presents... Charlie Duck, Mouse House, Cornwall (2023)
FULL GAS - Zona Mista, London (2021)
Floats Road - Pump House Gallery, London (2018)
Schlep - Outpost, Norwich (2016) 
Pesky Doncker, Foolish Barnet - Hutt Collective, Primary, Nottingham (2016)
These Sticks - Coleman Project Space, London (2015)
Works on Paper - Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (2012) 

Group Exhibitions (selected) 
Elepidote II - Alma Artspace, Cornwall (2023)
Edition Demand II - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2023)
Edition Demand - Nilsson, Düsseldorf (2023)
Exeter Contemporary Open, Phoenix Exeter, Exeter (2023)
Assembly House Summer Show - Assembly House, Norwich (2023)
Elepidote - Potager, Cornwall (2023)
The Fountain Show II - Sundy, London (2021)
Newsprint - Three Works, Scarborough, (2021)
Auto - Zona Mista, London (2020)
Glade - Potager, Cornwall (2020)
Ecstasy in Norwich - LOWER.GREEN, Norwich (2018)
Paper Cuts - Kristian Day, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018)
TERRAFORMS - Kristian Day Gallery, London (2018)
DRAW Triforium Exhibition - Triforium Gallery, London (2018)
Recent Works (two person with Alex Crocker) - Parsonage Court, Norwich (2017)
Drawing Biennial 2017- Drawing Room, London (2017)
Last Chance to Paradise - Collar, Manchester (2017) 
Five Finger Discount - Bronze Dog, Göteborg, Sweden (2016)
Paris International with Outpost - Paris (2016)
30° Celsius - ASC Gallery, London (2016)
Looking at people, looking at art - Division of Labour, London (2016)
Life and Leisure - original_projects, Great Yarmouth (2016)
The Community - Gildengate House, Outpost, Norwich (2016)
Suspended Fruit - Centre For Recent Drawing, London (2016)
Creekside Open - A.P.T. Gallery, London (2015)
A Noble Brim (two person with Lloyd Durling) - Arcane, London (2014) 
Then, Now, After - University of Brighton, Brighton (2013)
Hockney Hockney - Royal College of Art, London (2011)
The Man Drawing Prize - Royal College of Art, London (2010)
Exhibitionism - Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2010)
Duke Press - Cafe Oto, London (2010)
All My Best Friends - Superette, London (2010)
Drench/Absorb - Oblong Gallery, London (2009)
We Are The Friction - Analogue, Edinburgh (2009)
Credit Card - A Space Gallery, Hastings (2008)
Mystery Spot - Indo, London (2008)

Marriott's Way, Norfolk (2018)
Footloose - Soft Circuit for Landfill Editions, Nottingham & Good Press, Glasgow (2016)

Drystone, 56-pp full colour Artist Book, second edition self-published (2023)
Drystone, 56-pp full colour Artist Book, first edition published by Edition Demand, DE (2023)
FULL GAS, 220-pp full colour offset-litho monograph, published by Landfill Editions, UK (2021)
Dust & Shadow, Artist Book, published by Duke Press, UK (2010)

Guldagergaard, Denmark (2022)
ACME Fire Station Live/Work Residency, London (2020-25) 
Guest of Amy Sillman and Monika Baer in the Painting Department - Städelschule, Frankfurt (2017 - 18)
Villa Lena, Italy (2017)
Sasso Residency, Switzerland (2016)
Troy Town Art Pottery Residency, London (2015)

a-n Time Space Money Bursary (2022)
Developing Your Creative Practice Award, Arts Council England (2022)
ACME Studio Practice Fund (2021)
Oppenheim John Downes Bursary (2016)
Oppenheim John Downes Bursary (2015)
The Eaton Fund Bursary (2014)
The Ray Watson Fund (2012)
Man Drawing Prize (2012)

Social, community and cultural engagement

Clay World Workshop, at Penrose Estate for CAST, July 2023