I completed my doctorate (Drawing: the Point of Contact) as a Clarendon scholar at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford in 2018, and am now Doctoral Prize Research Fellow at the Drawing Research Group, Loughborough University, visiting Early Career Research Fellow at the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, and researcher at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing, University of Oxford. I hold an MFA in Art Writing from Goldsmiths (2010), BFA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (2007) and BA Hons in Italian and Linguistics from the University of Oxford (2004).
Book Chapters, Articles and Reviews
2021 ‘Metaphor and Neonatal Death’. Article in: Life Writing Journal.
2021 ‘Drawing and Loss’. Special issue of TRACEY Journal of Drawing and Visualisation Research, guest edited by Tamarin Norwood (forthcoming).
2021 ‘Drawing and its Organs’. In: ON FIGURE/S, eds. M. Newman, S. Kivland and K. MacFarlane. Ma Bibliotheque with The Drawing Room (forthcoming).
2020 ‘Digital Drawing’. In: A Companion to Contemporary Drawing, eds. R. Fortnum and K. Chorpening. London: Wiley Blackwell. This 8,000 word chapter surveys contemporary digital drawing, examining pencil drawing, computer code and digitally native artefacts to consider modes of analogue and digital resemblance.
2019 ‘Writing Drawingly: A Case Study of Multimodal Translation between Drawing and Writing’. In: Beyond Words: Translation and Multimodality, eds. A. Carreres et al. London: Routledge (forthcoming). This 10,000 word chapter develops the first chapter of my doctoral thesis, eliciting from a process of ‘half-blind’ drawing a mode of writing and researching ‘drawingly’.
2016 ‘Drawing Attention: Ways of Knowing Derived in the Movement of the Pencil’. In: The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and its Opposites, ed. J. Wilkes, F. Callard and K. Staines. London: Palgrave. This 2,500 word chapter compares the movement of the stylus during the act of drawing with the movement of the lens in ‘haptic’ film and video.
2015 ‘(e.g. pencils)’. Catalogue essay in: 2,3: A Project by Sora Kim, ed. J. Y. Moon. London: Korean Cultural Centre UK.
2014 ‘Drawing and the Digital Ground in the Work of Tamarin Norwood’. Interview with Becky Huff Hunter. In: Art Journal, October 2014. This 2,250 word online interview situates my video artwork among contemporary drawing practices in which the page meets the camera lens, computer screen and 3D printing bed.
2013 ‘Nightwatch: an abridged transcript’. Article co-authored with N. Vicars et al. In: Performance Research Journal 18(5).
2013 ‘Dawnchorus’. Article co-authored with N. Vicars et al. In: The Live Art Almanac (Vol. 3), eds. L. Keidan and A. Wright. London: Live Art Development Agency and Oberon Books.
2011 ‘The Inscription of Art and Everyday Life’. Article in: Activate Journal 1(1).
2011 ‘The Jolly (Good) Show: Light and shade in contemporary art practice’. Exhibition review in: a-n magazine (Dec-Jan).
2010 ‘Writing Performance’. Essay in: (W)reading Performance Writing: A Guide, ed. R. L Clapham. London: Live Art Development Agency.
Conference Papers and Talks
2021 ‘A double-knotted thread: the challenges of writing a very brief life’. Paper for online research forum series: Oxford Centre for Life Writing, University of Oxford.
2020 ‘Something from Nothing? Constructing a Narrative when a Baby Dies at Birth’. Paper at online seminar series: Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Medical Humanities. School of Advanced Study, University of London.
2020 ‘Rivers of Forgetfulness: Articulating Neonatal Bereavement through Metaphor’. Paper at international conference on death studies: Death and Culture III. York St John University.
2020 ‘The Other Night: Water and the Nocturnal Imagination on an Urban Night’s Walk’. Paper at International Conference on Night Studies. Lisbon.
2019 ‘Drawing and the Murder of the Thing’. Paper at research forum. The Drawing Room. London.
2018 ‘Drawing: The Point of Contact’. Paper at conference Beyond Words: Multimodal Encounters in Translation. Cambridge University.
2017 ‘Drawing Analogies’. Artist talk at event Paper Visual Art with gorse Journal: Art + Writing. Poetry Ireland, Dublin.
2016 ‘The Studio in Fine Art Research’. Paper at seminar Research as Gesture. Central Saint Martins.
2016 ‘Drawing / Thinking’. Talk at event Art and Science of Doodling. Wellcome Collection.
2016 ‘Drawing and the Digital Ground’. Artist talk for IT Series. University of Oxford.
2015 Artist talk for lecture series Where Art Happens. Sheffield Hallam University.
2015 ‘Drawing Sound’. Talk at symposium Forces in Creative Collaboration. OVADA, Oxford.
2015 ‘Art Writing’. Talk at panel discussion Fractured Performance.Korean Cultural Institute, London.
2015 ‘Jackson Mac Lowe’. Poetry reading at event Refracted Light. Wellcome Collection, London.
2014 ‘Half-Blind Drawing’. Artist talk at Study Forum. The Drawing Room, London.
2014 ‘Writing Art’. Artist talk.University of Leeds.
2013 Artist talk accompanying solo exhibition. The China Shop, Oxford.
2013 Opening speech for 2013 Degree Show BA3. Oxford Brookes University.
2013 ‘Collaborazione’. Round table discussion. Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome.
2013 Artist talk for Tertulia. Arnolfini, Bristol.
2012 ‘Drawing and Lekythoi’. Paper at symposium Object Affinity. University of Oxford.
2012 ‘Geographies of the Artist’s Studio’. Panel discussion. Griffin Gallery, London.
2012 Artist talk following project space residency. Modern Art Oxford.
2010 ‘Art / Writing’. Talk at event Art/Writing: Text and Context. Spike Island, Bristol.
2009 ‘What To Do’. Presentation at conference Beyond Text. Roehampton University.
Research Events Convened
Point Line Time: Drawing and the Site of the Page. Spike Island Arts Centre, Bristol. Interdisciplinary series of talks and symposia approaching the act and actions of drawing from diverse perspectives.
2016 Introducing Point Line Time.
2016 Dark Islands with poet and publisher Tom Chivers.
2016 Choreography and the Page with artist Phil Owen and dancer Martina Conti.
2016 movement.language.line.sign with British Sign Language interpreter Dr Kyra Pollitt.
2016 The Ear and the Page with composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.
2016 Beginning to Speak with musicologist Daniela Cascella.
2016 3D Print Additivism with artists Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari.
Single Author Artist Books
2016 Tumour: Figure and Ground. Oxford: Bodleian Libraries. (Created with support from Spike Island Bristol and Arts Council England. Single edition hand-typeset scroll-form book, for which the Bodleian hand press was uniquely reconfigured.)
2015 Drawing Round Things. London: SE8 Gallery. (Vinyl record commissioned on the occasion of my solo exhibition What the Point is: The End of the Line.)
2012 olololo. Oxford: Modern Art Oxford with Book Works studio. (Commissioned to conclude my residency exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. With folded, laser cut and rotary-bound pages.)
2012 was. London: LemonMelon. (Fourth in a commissioned art writing series, each volume exploring one word of Franz Kafka’s line Lemonade everything was so infinite.)
2009 DO SOMETHING. Marseille, France: (un)limited store.
Artist Writings and Poetry
2015 ‘The Principle is to Restrict’. Artist writing in: AGAIN/the very last time. Cambridge: Wysing Arts Centre with the British Ceramics Biennial.
2015 ‘Tumour: Figure and Ground’. Artist writing in: E.R.O.S. Journal 5(1).
2014 ‘Siteline’. Single-author pamphlet. London: Assembly Passage Project.
2014 ‘Adventures 1-10’. Artist writing in: Podium 171/172.
2014 ‘Ellipses (Boat and Line to Plane)’. Photo essay in: Relief 2:Drift. London: Relief Press.
2014 ‘O-’. Artist writing in: Paperwork Magazine 2: Act Natural.
2014 ‘Cora and Metafiction’. Artist writing in: Their eyes travel across the pages, eds. S. Kivland and S. Jalili. London: Eros Press.
2013 ‘These Are Not Poems’. Poetry in: The Dark Would, an anthology of text artists and poets, ed. P. Davenport. London: Apple Pie Editions.
2013 ‘Anyway I ran at the tree again’. Poetry in: Dear World and Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK. London: Bloodaxe Books.
2013 ‘Days, Time’s Mice’. Collaboration with E. Critchley in: VLAK 4. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia.
2012 ‘Timepieces’. Artist writing in: One Thing Leads to Another: Everything is Connected. London: Black Dog Publishing and Art on the Underground.
2012 ‘Delicious’. Artist writing in: COPY: papers, fictions, scripts and circles. Sheffield: Site Gallery.
2012 ‘Endnotes’. Artist writing in: Art Licks (7). Part of Seven Chapters, a Contents Page, Parenthesis and Endnotes.
2012 Artist writing in Karin Hueber – Tamarin Norwood. Manuela Schlumpf and Nadine Rinderer.
2012 Collaboration in Six degrés de séparation. Nancy, France: 49 Nord 6 Est: Frac Lorraine.
2012 ‘The radiator is breathing again’. Poetry in: The Other Room Anthology 4. Manchester: The Other Room Press.
2011 ‘Afterward’. In: COPY: unfold. Leeds: Critical Writing Collective.
2011 ‘What To Do’. Poetry in: Partial Fictions. London: Mulberry Tree Press.
2011 ‘They Think it is a Combination’. Poetry collaboration with E. Critchley in: Maintenant: the Camarade project. Derbyshire: Red Ceilings Press.
2011 ‘Orach, Red’. Poetry in: Herbarium. London: Capsule Press with Wayward Plants.
2010 ‘This Side Up; This Side Down’. Photo essay in: Pond 2: Private View. London: Pond Projects.
2010 ‘Musica Practica (ii), (vi), (ix)’. Artist writing in: Content. Glasgow: Volume with Glasgow International.
2010 ‘Towards the Development of an Air Terminal Site’ and ‘Fata Morgana Machine’. Artist writing with antepress. In: Roland 7 (Nov 2010). London: ICA.
2009 ‘Hesitation’. Artist writing in: Garageland 8. London: Transition Editions.
Readings, Performances, Screenings and Broadcasts
2015 BBC World Service. Reading of Sloth, Cloth, Moth broadcast on Health Check.
2015 ZSL London Zoo. Poetry reading with Hubbub and Wellcome Collection.
2015 Resonance 104.4FM. 60 minute live interview.
2015 VideoGUT Sweden. Screening: Keeping Time.
2015 Bodleian Libraries, Oxford. Screening: The Same River Twice.
2015 Firstsite, Colchester. Reading and book launch: AGAIN / the very last time.
2015 Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier. Screening at conference PoeTransFi.
2014 TULCA, Galway. Broadcast: My House and Other Inventions.
2014 Rich Mix, London. Performance with Mopha.
2014 Senate House. Reading and journal launch: E.R.O.S. Their eyes travel across the page.
2014 KARST Projects, Plymouth. Broadcast:Radioscopie: Medium as Metaphor.
2013 Rich Mix, London. Reading forCamarade Poetry Festival.
2013 Hardy Tree Gallery, London. Reading for Enemies Visual Art and Poetry.
2013 Teatro Archaeologico, Abruzzo. Screening: Dance for Solo Piano and Premier Pro.
2013 Central Saint Martins, London. Screening: Dance for Solo Piano and Premier Pro.
2013 Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Oxford Poetry Society St II respond to Keeping Time.
2013 National Trust Chelsea Fringe Festival. Performance: #dawnchorus.
2013 Art:Language:Location, Cambridge. Performance: #duskchorus.
2013 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Screening: Keeping Time.
2013 Kings Place, London. Performance: Musica Practica with conductor Anthony Weeden.
2012 Spike Island, Bristol. Reading for One Night Stand Readings.
2012 Liverpool Biennial. Guest hosted podcast for Mercy.
2012 Villa Romana, Italy. Presentation at NOTA, hosted by Open Dialogues.
2012 Tenderpixel, London. Event during To Draw a Blank exhibition: To Draw a Practice.
2012 Rich Mix, London. Poetry reading for Maintenant.
2012 Modern Art Oxford and Bodleian Libraries. Performance: Musica Practica.
2012 Goldsmiths, London. Performance: My House and Other Inventions.
2012 Site Gallery, Sheffield.Presentation for COPY art writing residency: Fictions.
2011 Tate Britain. Performance: Doing Words with Things with Paul Scott, Richard Carter.
2011 Tate Britain. Performance: Musica Practica with conductor Anthony Weeden.
2011 Rich Mix, London. Performance: Doing Words with Things for the London Word Festival.
2011 The Other Room, Manchester. Poetry reading.
2011 The Horse Hospital, London.Poetry reading for Minimum Security Prison Poetry.
2011 Rich Mix, London.Poetry reading for Camarade with Maintenant.
2011 The Urban Physic Garden, London. Poetry reading for Herbarium.
2011 Rich Mix, London. Poetry reading for Maintenant Slovakia with Arc Publications.
2011 TotalKunst, Edinburgh. Participatory whistling performance: We Go Like This.
2010 Institut Francais, Berlin. Nuit de poésie.
2010 Icelandic Embassy, London. Maintenant and 3:AM Magazine.
2010 ICA, London. Fantasy Atelier open weekend with antepress.
2010 Resonance 104.4FM. Broadcast of 60 minute radio play What The Matter Is.
2010 David Roberts Art Foundation, London. Event with antepress.
2010 Five Years Gallery, London. Presentation forField Recordings.
2010 Five Years Gallery, London. Presentation forLecture Hall Free School.
2010 Islington Mill. Reading forReading for Reading’s Sake.
2010 FormContent, London. Presentation: The Diagram with antepress.
2010 [space], London. Art writing broadcast for Charlie Wooley’s Radio Show.
2010 The Pigeon Wing, London. Presentation: Bottle Collecting.
2010 SE8 Gallery, London.Presentation for Mulberry Tree Press: Getting to the Point.
2009 Resonance 104.4FM. Co-hostedDigestives, weekly art writing series.
2009 Resonance 104.4FM. Live discussion with antepress: What is Art Writing?
2007 ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival, Berlin. Screening: Door Feather Door.
2006 Darla’s Choice Cuts, Boston USA. Screening: Door Feather Door.
Selected Artist Residencies
2016 Spike Island Arts Centre, Bristol. 12 months.
Point Line Time: drawing and new technologies.
2014-6 Wellcome Collection. 3 months over 2 years.
Hubbub: drawing, stillness and movement.
2014 ICA Philadelphia. 6 months.
ICA@50:Responding to the Agnes Martin archive.
2014 Fermyn Woods Contemporary Online Commission. 1 year.
dawnchorus365 with Seven Art Writers.
2014 Assembly Passage Project, London. 1 week.
Art writing with artist Matt Calderwood.
2013 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria. 6 weeks.
Drawing and video projection.
2013 Artex Abruzzo, Italy and University of the Arts London. 3 months.
Collaboration with pianist Rossella Rubini.
2012 Modern Art Oxford. 1 month.
Digital drawing in video and commissioned artist book.
2011 Chisenhale Gallery, London. 3 months.
Live Art Residency.
2010 London Underground. 2 months.
Art on the Underground with Goldsmiths MFA Art Writing.
2009 FormContent, London. 2 months.
Art writing residency with antepress.
2008 South London Gallery, London. 1 month.
Art writing with antepress.
2015 SE8 Gallery, London. What The Point Is: The End of the Line.
2014 ICA Pennsylvania. Tamarin Norwood: A Fine Line, a microexhibition for ICA@50.
2013 The China Shop, Oxford. Well You Have to Draw the Line Somewhere.
2012 Modern Art Oxford Project Space, Oxford. Keeping Time.
2011 TotalKunst, Edinburgh. These Are Not Poems.
2008 Princelet St, London. Citations Lifted Loose (two-person exhibition).
2007 212 Gallery, Bristol. Works on Paper.
2007 here Gallery, Bristol. The Insubstantial Hold of the Reader.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Five Years Gallery, London. The Line That (…).
2014 Text Festival, Bury. Collaboration with Márton Koppány for The Dark Would.
2014 AND/OR, London and Wysing Arts Centre. Foam, curated by Mat Jenner.
2013 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz. Der Handel Zeigt Sich Zufrieden.
2013 The Art Academy, London. Kaleid Editions exhibition of artists’ books.
2012 2012 Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest.
2012 Beton7, Athens. Words, Words, Words!.
2012 Little Berlin, Philadelphia. Reading Room: Intersections between Art and Writing.
2012 Arnolfini, Bristol. Performance Writing Weekend.
2011 Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Convergence: Literary Art Exhibitions.
2010 AC Institute, New York. Department of Micro-Poetics.
2009 Stanley Picker Gallery, London. Writing Exhibitions.
2009 FormContent, London. Art Writing with antepress.
2009 Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool. Dumb Objects.
2009 The Met Arts Centre, Bury. Text Festival.
2009 MOCCA, Toronto. Sugar High.
2008 Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool. Liverpool Biennial Independents: There in Time.
2008 Central Saint Martins, London. A Stain Upon the Silence.
2018 University of Oxford. Printmaking for Oxford researchers, in collaboration with artist printmaker Graeme Hughes: PrintMakingThinking.
2016 University of Sheffield. UG 1:1 tutorials and public lecture: Where Art Happens.
2016 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. UG masterclass: Text in Performance.
2015 Bath School of Art. UG 1:1 tutorials and two afternoon workshops: Art Writing.
2014 Bath School of Art. UG 1:1 tutorials and afternoon workshop: Art Writing.
2014 Cass School of Art. PG seminar and lecture: Writing about Art.
2013 University of Oxford. UG seminar series. Four 90-minute sessions: Art Writing.
2012 London School of Economics. PG workshop: Practices of Representation.
2011 University of Salford. PG workshop: Theories of Writing.
2011 Central Saint Martins. UG seminar: Art Writing.
2007 Cambridge University. PG workshop: Translation in Art.
Public Workshops, Family Events and Schools Projects
2015 Wellcome Collection, London. Public workshop at Wellcome Late: Fidgeting for Beginners.
2013 Modern Art Oxford. Art writing for young people: Almost Fictional Writing Course.
2012 Spike Island, Bristol. Associate Artist one-to-one mentoring session for young artist.
2012 Music Off Canvas. Art writing workshops for young composers: Sound and Music.
2012 Mobile Art School, Dublin. Art writing workshop for primary school children.
2012 OAT Conference, Oxford. Workshop for art teachers: Experimental Drawing.
2012 Modern Art Oxford. Art writing workshop: An Unfinished Word.
2012 Spike Island, Bristol. Extra Curricular Reading Group: Art and Cultural Theory.
2011 Tate Britain. Public workshop: Tate Together.
2011 Chisenhale Gallery, London. Two-week primary school residency: Live Art.
2011 Chisenhale Gallery, London. Family day: Live Art.
The Text Art Archive
Chelsea Art Library
The Drawing Room Artists’ Book Collection
SAIC: Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection.