A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Andrew Hewish holds an MRes from the London Consortium (Tate, Science Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts [ICA], Architectural Association School of Architecture [AA], Birkbeck), as well as a MintS (The University of Sydney), an MFA (The University of New South Wales, previously COFA), a grad Dip Ed (The University of New England) and is currently completing his PhD at the Royal College of Art under the supervision of Barry Curtis and Ian Kiaer.
Ranging between painting, drawing, sculpture and social practice, Andrew's work addresses interdependent relations between objects produced under the demands of historical form and narrative, and which structures art practice. The work develops in the tension between the contingencies of the studio, the logic of accretion, and the interjections of the world at large. Adrift, lyrical, resistant, a poetics of indeterminacy circles the mute presence of material and things; painting in particular is explored in his work as a play of detritus. His work has been exhibited variously in the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Germany, Lithuania and Belgium.
Andrew is the Coordinator of Critical Contextual Studies (Art and Photography), and has taught at The Cass since 2009. He teaches CCS and studio practice at BA level and supervises on the MA by Project. In 2004 he founded the Centre for Recent Drawing, a social practice and a UK charity which has curated over 90 exhibitions in drawing and where he remains as Executive Director. Andrew curated the public engagement programme at the Warburg Institute, London in 2016/17 and sits on the board of Poetry School, a UK charity. Andrew received the London Metropolitan University Students' Union Award for Outstanding Lecturer in 2014.
- Critical Contextual Studies (Art and Photography)
- Ways of Seeing (Studio Practice)
- MA by Project
Areas of expertise
- drawing / line
- critical writing
- 2017: There is Drawing and There is Laughter, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, Vol.2, Issue 2
- 2017: Herrings (ed, with D Astor). London: Poetry in Aldeburgh
- 2016: Cryptic Relations in Henry James’s “The Aspern Papers”'. The Henry James Review, Vol 37, No 3, Fall 2016 ,pp. 254-260. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press
- 2015: Abrepto pencillio lineam, in Graham, J, (ed) Anchor. London: marmalade
- 2015: Introduction (as Guest Editor), Vol 14.1, Journal of Visual Art Practice. Abingdon: Taylor and Francis
- 2015: Painting About Painting. London: Simmons Contemporary
- 2015: Haycock, D, and Marshall-Brown,G, Archipelago. London: Manupod Press
- 2014: Keynote Speaker, Researcher Essentials conference, Loughborough University
- 2014: Splitting the Outline, in Faust, C, (ed.) 2014. Prova 2, London: RCA
- 2014: Convenor, Line Studies Forum (RCA, KCL, Westminster)
- 2014: En Conversation avec Thomas Müller in L'Imagination est un Lieu ou il Pleut. Paris: Fournier
- 2014: Double Takes – Carmel Buckley and Joel Fisher. London: C4RD
- 2013 In the Gutter – the Stars, Fukt, Vol 11, p.19.
- 2012: Convenor, Frenzy!, ICA, London
- 2012: Poet of the Parsing World, Introduction to Morgan O'Hara, Live Transmissions V
- 2012: Flea - Joe Graham, Documents for Recent Drawing. London: C4RD
- 2012: The Big Art Idea (talk), Zeitgiest Art Projects, London
- 2011: Guest Editor, On Drawing, Oct 2011, Vol. V, No.9, The Art Section, Atlanta
- 2011: Thomas Müller – Drawing Relating, Dividing, (monograph) London: C4RD
- 2011: Radio Arty mit Andrew Hewish, Eva & Adele. Nik Nowak | FluxFM, Berlin.
- 2011: International Jury, Foire International Dessin, Paris
- 2010: Nick Fox – Phantasieblume, (monograph) London: C4RD
- 2010: Rich, D, Joel Fisher – Apographs, (monograph) London: C4RD
- 2009: The Interstices of Enjoyment, or How to Draw with Zizek, London: C4RD
- 2008: Keynote Speaker, Drawing Research Network Annual Conference, Loughborough
- 2008: Drawing Basics: Exercise the Imagination of Line, Jan 2008, American Artist
- 2008: Panel Borders (radio interview) Alex Fitch. Resonance FM
- 2007 The Inexorable Rise of Drawing, A.Tilley, Garageland No.6. London
- 2007: The Place of Drawing in Art Today, (with Brian Sewell), Leighton House, London
- 2006: Andrew Hewish, by Deanna Sirlin, Art Papers, November, 2006
- 2000: Andrew Hewish - Littoral Stimulation, by Sebastian Smee. Sydney Morning Herald