Lecturer

Georgie Bennett is a freelance illustrator, workshop facilitator, and lecturer. Clients include The Folio Society and Elementum Journal. She works on reportage and narrative based projects and was a member of the Chronical Residency Programme in 2018. Georgie specialises in making work inspired by real locations, drawing and painting en plein air and discovering places by virtual travel.

In partnership with her illustration practice, Georgie delivers workshops for local and online communities. She has launched public drawing events at the home of Charlies Darwin with English Heritage and at Dunton Green, her home village in Kent. She recently established an online drawing series using Google Maps, which you can find on Instagram using the hashtag #streetviewdraw.

Georgie graduated with her BA(Hons) degree in Illustration from Norwich University of the Arts and completed her Masters degree in Illustration: Authorial Practice and PGCHE at Falmouth University. She joined the Illustration team at Falmouth in January 2021.

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Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2020 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) Falmouth University
2018 Masters Degree in illustration: Authorial Practice Falmouth University
2014 BA(Hons) Degree in Illustration Norwich University of the Arts

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Visual studies
  • Drawing
  • Documentary illustration
  • Sequential imagery

Research Topics

  • Developing community-based drawing workshops
  • Drawing and virtual travel
  • Illustration and the page-turn

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Applied Illustration
  • Visual problem solving
  • Visual Studies

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Illustration

Professional Engagement

Social, community and cultural engagement

  • #streetviewdraw Google Maps Online Workshop Series Lead - 2021
  • Out of Isolation, exhibition at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham - December 2020
  • Bodega Bijou, Falmouth exhibition - Autumn and Winter Show 2020
  • Artist in Residency at Down House (The Home of Charles Darwin) - 2019
  • Topolski Chronical Residency Programme | INSTITUTIONS - December 2018
  • House of Illustration Summer fair with Tipi Collective - July 2017
  • Drawing at Down (The home of Charles Darwin) Workshop Leader - March 2017