Simon Betts

Wimbledon College of Art, UK


Simon’s drawing research is centered on developing new approaches to teaching and learning in and through drawing, and how cross disciplinary collaborations can instigate new models and practice. He co-authored the Drawing qualification for the University of the Arts London, and in 2010 led a team to develop the newly validated cross-disciplinary MA Drawing course at Wimbledon College of Art.


He is currently working with the department of Theatre Studies at the Sarojini Naidu School of Communications, University of Hyderabad, and in 2018 will be leading a post graduate project on describing spaces for performance through drawing. In October 2017 he will also be working on a cross disciplinary science/drawing/dance workshop with MA Choreography students at Trinity Laban, and the surgeon Dr Neil Shah.


He has spoken at a number of conferences on drawing in the UK, Australia and the United States. In 2011 he completed an International Visiting Fellowship at RMIT Melbourne in the Biomedical Science Faculty researching the use of drawing in bio-medical science, and most recently has been working with the Faculty of Anatomy and Bio-Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney developing on-line drawing modules to support learning in the sciences.


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