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Bethan Durie

MA work

How I Remember It

Mono-printed images inspired by memories of places that can no longer be visited. Traces of childhood are explored through the process of layering, paying attention to textures of fabric, patterns in wood and outlines of objects. These still-life interiors are not always clear-cut, referencing the fragmentary and fragile way memories are offered to us. Ultimately a person’s memory cannot be shared, yet these narratives wrapped up in objects are common to all. These images turn a private experience into a public one.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2015

  • An image-maker whose practice focuses on illustration and printmaking, where intertwining themes of artefact and memory draw on personal recollections to construct narrative.  Predominantly working to create mono-prints, building up layers of shape and colour, the imagery varies from domestic interiors to deconstructed patterns. The work is always concerned with investigating surface as well as the essence of figurative form. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, The University of the West of England, 2013
  • Experience

  • Workshop leader, Perfect Patterns, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2015; Workshop leader, Royal College of Art, London, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • DRAW, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Isle of Lost & Found, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; A Pen Can Build Faster Than A Hammer, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2013; Collagerie, Stew Gallery, Norfolk, 2013
  • Awards

  • Innovation in Graphic Design Award, 2013