Sinead Evans

Sinead is the coordinator of Critical and Contextual Studies for the Visual Communication department at The Cass.

Artwork showing various natural textures by Sinead Evans

Sinead Evans

Sinead Evans is a maker, writer and lecturer.

Currently a PhD candidate in The School of Communication at the Royal College of Art, she is exploring the visual vocabulary currently used by mass media to discuss global ecological phenomena through the critical visual essay. Sinead is also one sixth of the Limner Journal collaborative editorial team, which works together to commission and contribute to the publication. The Limner Journal aims to promote interesting and intelligent illustration and initiate a discourse into wider issues related to the industry, education and social impact (or lack thereof), providing an ever-changing print space for the dissemination of essays, interviews, dissertations, treatise, manifestos, critiques, calls to arms, narrative series, visual essays and most of all, great illustration. 

Lecturing in Visual Communication, Sinead has previously taught at Camberwell College of Art, Norwich University of the Arts, Kingston University and the Royal College of Art.

  • Illustration Research Network Conference, Edinburgh College of Art: Presentation of a paper titled Illustrating the Anthropocene: Fieldwork from the Norfolk Broads, 2016
  • Illustration Research Network Conference, Edinburgh College of Art: Conference chair of the sub-session Landscapes Constructed, 2016
  • Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, Southampton University: Presentation of paper titled Visualising Entropic Narratives of Deep Time, 2016
  • Contributor to Mapping The Broads Research Initiative: Practice-based research project, funded and supervised by The Broads Authority and The National Lottery Heritage Scheme, 2016/17
  • Site visit to Robert Smithton’s Broken Circle, Spiral Hill, Emmen, The Netherlands: visual essay on Entropy for Limner Journal, funded by Pattern and Chaos Research Group, Norwich University of the Arts, 2016
  • Conference Chair for the Falmouth University Illustration Forum: Blue, 2016
  • Published article for Varoom Magazine 32 (Association of Illustrators): The New Canon of Illustration, 2016
  • Published critical book review in The Journal of Illustration v2:i1: Fifty Years of Illustration by Lawrence Zeegan and Caroline Roberts, 2015
  • Exhibitor in MADE: Ceramics exhibition at Morley Gallery London, 2015
  • Crowd Talks panel member at Hoxton Gallery: Discussing Style in Illustration panel including John O’Reilly, Sofia Niazi, Roderick Mills, Peter Nencini and Zoe Taylor, 2014
  • Published essay Make More Mistakes: Part of the Ideas Readers Series published by Studio Operative. The publication discusses the importance of failure in learning and teaching on illustration undergraduate education and the importance of play, experimentation and iterative teaching strategies, 2013