My artwork examines the relation between people and objects, and the impact that adverts have as producers and disseminators of social values. My photographic work blurs the boundary between self-portraiture and still-life, producing inanimate bodies and seemingly animate objects. The practical outcomes of my research include photographic and installation works, but also public interventions in physical commercial advertising spaces in cities and in virtual ones on online social networking sites.


Further examples of research can be accessed at,Dawn.html



GROUP EXHIBITION:   The Arcade's Project

13th November - 6th December 2019, 8a Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff.


BOOK CHAPTER:   ‘The Iconography of Disruptive Bodies: Social Media and Medical Identities’ in Bodies in Flux: Embodiments at the End of Anthropocentrism (Brill: Leiden 2019)



Consumed: Stilled Lives

Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University.

12th July - 22nd August 2019


Exhibition catalogue, with texts by Dr Francette Pacteau and Professor Mark Durden. Designed by Rabbit Hole.


















COMMISSION: New cover for historic Watermill on The Hepworth Wakefield site.










A nineteenth century watermill, situated next to the river Calder opposite The Hepworth Wakefield, is to be protected with a new building cover designed by artist Dawn Woolley and community groups from across the district.


Commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield and funded by Wakefield Council, the artwork has been designed and produced to continue preserving the historic listed watermill.


The design was developed using work produced in workshops with community groups in Wakefield, including The Hepworth Wakefield’s Art Social programme and groups from Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service. During these workshops the participants worked to create a series of sculptures made out of recyclable materials responding to the site that were then photographed and creatively arranged onto the wrap by Dawn Woolley.



ARTICLE:  Dawn Woolley & Zara Worth / [Im]moral Food, February 2019


PORTFOLIO:  Dawn Woolley / Critical Clickbait: Artist Interventions in Commercial Visual Culture, December 2018


INTERVIEW:  Dawn Woolley / The Substitute, April 2017, Interviewed by Anna McNay



Aberrant consumers: Selfies and fat admiration websites


Exhibition opening, 11th July (photographs by Hamish Irving).


Dreamers by Dawn Woolley and Davin Watne, 2018