paula roush is a photographer and educator based in London. She teaches art photography and photobook publishing at the School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University, as well as facilitating studio-based individual mentoring and small group workshops.
paula is the founder of msdm studio and Found Photo Foundation. A Fulbright scholar, as well as a recipient of a Bauhaus Kolleg Fellowship, she has been an artist in residence with the Frans Masereel Centrum and the Arab Image Foundation.
Senior Lecturer, Photography BA (Hons) 2006-present; Thesis supervisor, MA Photography (2011-2017) and MRes Photography (2018).
School of Creative Arts, Division of Film and Media, London South Bank University, London UK.
Develop and teach undergraduate level modules in Photography and the Gallery, Self-Publishing and the Photobook, Professional Practice and Promotion (2006-2018). Directly involved in Division curriculum development and thesis supervision (2006- 2017). Curated Photobook Pop-Up (2015-2018) and ə/uh/-books project space for photobook publishing (2016-2018).
Masterclass with paula roush
PhotoBookClub Lisboa in IMAGO Photo Festival.
Organised by EIFE Escola Informal de Fotografia do Espectáculo
October 19, 2019
Publishing as Artistic Practice: participatory skill share and talk.
Conjunction Event from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth. Organised by Alice Mahoney and Rose Hatcher
CMR Cornwall Media Resource, Redruth
Post-digital Publishing and Story-telling in the Photobook, Arts Llibre Workshop ESDA LLotja, Barcelona Spain, Artist’s talk / workshop
Nothing to undo
KHiO National Academy of the Arts Oslo
Guest Lecture and Facilitator of 5-day photobook publishing workshop with BA + MA students across the 3 pathways (Fine Arts, Design and Crafts).
Organised by Victoria Browne
The Page Turner: photographic archives, photobook works and self-publishing
4 days workshop
National Art Library and msdm studio (day 1), London South Bank University School of Arts and Creative Industries print studios (days 2 -4)
January 24- 27 2016
Creative photography and photobook publishing workshops facilitator
ACAVA Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art.
Facilitator photography and self-publishing projects, both in Blechynden Street studio and partner West London- based centres.
Print Your Own photobook
Creative photography workshops for personal development and wellness, based at ACAVA Blechynden Street Art Studio. 2018
Venture Photography Archive and Photobook Publishing
Creative photography workshops for personal development and wellness, based at Venture Community Centre Art Studio. The results of these projects have been displayed at an exhibition at ACAVA Maxilla Walk Studios. 2016
Newspaperwork and wall photoworks developed with St George College art students
Funded by West London Clinical Commissioning Group to create a permanent art collection for St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
Bookworks developed with Venture Community Centre groups funded by R.Borough of Kensington & Chelsea through Public Health.
2015 – 2017
Page-turner: Photography, the Book and Self-Publishing
Facilitator of 4-day photobook publishing workshop and pop-up exhibition with artists and photographers to develop their photographic work into photobook projects
Lisbon Photobook Fair
Lisbon Photographic Archive satellite space
CoolTan Arts Stays Up LATES: A Creative and Interactive Journey Exploring the History of Science and Mental Health
Program of workshops, editing and designing CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle / Science Museum’s LATES book project with photographic documentation, related art work and many of the original talks given by volunteers on the guided tours.
Digital copy online: http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk/largactyl-shuffle-science-museum-lates
Xistorias/ Schistories: project facilitator> Commission to create a project in the ‘schist’ mountain villages of Portugal, an area that has become depopulated and is now being developed as a destination for tourists. Titled Schistories, the participatory work used oral history, new technologies and creative processes in wokshops and liveperformance to evoke a dramatic encounter between the rural traditions of the past and present-day cultural practices.
Open books: artists newspapers and QR codes.
Program of workshops leading to creation and publication of newspapers with four artists users of CoolTan Arts studio: William Ball, Graeme Newton, Aaron W.J. Pilgrim and Saffron Saidi.
Commissioned by HS Projects with funding from ICAP: Insight Community Arts Programme. Artwork was exhibited in the lounge area in ICAP London’s headquarters building (Blackfriars), and could be accessed and downloaded via QR codes.
Dreaming Through: Self-publishing workshop for artists and educators.
Resulting works showcased alongside the exhibition in street facing displays at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, London
Queer Paper Gardens: exploring relationship between collage and self-publishing.
Workshop for artists and educators.
EDP Foundation, Lisbon
Shared Worlds Collaborative and Participatory Art. Workshop, Seminar, Talks, Art interventions, Public Art
Coordination by Monica De Miranda, with: paula roush, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Paul Goodwin.
Centro Cultural de Lagos and vicinity,
July 25- 27 2008,
SOS:OK project facilitator. Commission to create a temporary public artwork in the site of former Biscuit town, Bermondsey,entitled SOS:OK Emergency Biscuit. Workshops allowed former workers of the Biscuit Factory to imagine and design a new biscuit to represent their neighborhood. Featured in the exhibition Public Services along with the work of Marjetica Potrc, Apolonija Šušteršic, Temporary Services (USA), representing the way artists today think about structures and forms in contemporary cities
Project Temporary Homes
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, TAP-Trust Art Project, ASHA Projects, Eaves Housing, Riverpoint Emergency Hostel and Sojourner Housing Association
Funding: London Arts Boards Regional Challenge/ New Audiences Programme.
Workshops with four women’s organisations and women living in temporary accommodation in mixed-media project (using photography, video and web design)
The artwork was exhibited in the Temporary Homes exhibition, 198 Gallery
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, TAP-Trust Art Project/ Lambeth Hospital
Developed participatory project with staff and people living in and near the healthcare estate using mixed-media (photography, video and writing).
The artwork was published and exhibited in the healthcare estate
Torn, Folded, Curled: photobookworks with orphan photographs, School of Arts & Creative Industries ACI Research and Enterprise Conference: Storytelling and the Networked Image in a digital/post-digital landscape, London South Bank University, May 23 2019
Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan Photographs Sourced From the Arab Image Foundation (Crafting an Archaeology of the Recent Past, One Photobookwork at a Time). The Archive: Visual Culture In The Middle East Symposium. Lebanese American University, School of Architecture & Design/ Department of Art & Design symposium. Organised by Yasmine Nachabe Taan and Melissa Plourde Khoury. LAU Byblos campus, April 5 2019
The Photobook as Artistic Research & Expression In collaboration with ICVL Studio, Unveil’d Photography Festival. Organised by Alejando Acin.
Why on earth be a flaneuse when I can be a glaneuse? Photobook Talks. Organised by Flaneur Project, Carpe Diem, Lisbon
Super-private, Arab Image Foundation, Beyrut Lebanon, Artist’s talk
Photobook: education and pedagogical networks. Presentation at the Lisbon Photobook Fair, Lisbon, Nov 2015
Chaos of memories- Surviving archives and the ruins of history according to the found photo foundation. Presented at Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives, University of Gothenburg & Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg 2014
UBM Artists Lunchtime talk: Michael Armitage, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera. Talk in conjunction with the exhibition Connecting Worlds presented by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM. UBM’s meeting room on the 9th Floor, Ludgate House
X Time: Time that has already been time – a preamble in two chapters, UMAR/Feminist University, Seminar The Uses of Time, Lisbon Portugal, Seminar
Queer paper gardens / Estranhos jardins de papel, guided visit to the exhibition,The Lisbon Consortium: III Lisbon Summer for the Study of Culture Programme
True Tales: Queer artistic strategies. With: Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Patrícia Guerreiro, paula roush, Maria Lusitano, João Manuel de Oliveira and Nuno Crespo. Part of the video programme hetero q.b., Museu do Chiado, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Browser Landscapes. Tiresias: Video by artists, Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay, April 2010
Up for grabs: webcams, aesthetic failure and intermedial Internet spectatorship. Panel Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art. ISEA 2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Belfast
From flat box to 3D storycube: photography, youth cultures and counter-archival strategies, Mediated Memories Symposium, Journal of Media Practice, Sussex University
Open education networks. Knowledge Unlimited. 4th Takeaway Festival. DANA Centre, London
Tweeting is half of the work- artist’s work placement and the web 2.0 + Real blogging is academic blogging, Elearning@work, London South Bank University, London
Reinterpreting the archive: from flat paper to the 3-D web. Photography Education Symposium. Issue four of the journal Photographies, London South Bank University, London
Open Education Networks vs ‘Bricks and mortar’ Universities. Resolutely Analogue?: Art Museums in Digital Culture. Learning and Teaching in New Media: Questions of Literacy. Tate Encounters, London
Video as a zone of activity. Video Art and Art & Film essay in Portugal Symposium, CAMJAP – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Social networking and authentic engagement: students as ‘produsers’. Learners in the Co-creation of Knowledge (LICK) 2008, Napier University, Edinburgh
Sociable Publishing – a photo publishing project at lulu.com. Published Words, Public Pages – Sharp Copenhagen. A Nordic Conference on International Print Culture. The Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen
Photopublishing with Lulu, situating feedback in socially networked practices. CLTAD 4th International Conference Enhancing Curricula: using research and enquiry to inform student learning, New York
The posthuman finger. The Red Room Platform, Loving Big Brother: From George Orwell to reality TV – is surveillance to be feared or embraced? ArtsAdmin, London
Shared worlds: workshop-seminar about collaborative and participatory art. Local Worlds exhibition, Lagos
Flat Screen, No Signal: Body and Location Under CCTV. Conspiracy Dwellings: Symposium on Surveillance in Contemporary Art in the Southhill Park Arts Centre
WUK-RADIO: Ear Appeal (Orange 94)
Presentation of the project Protest Academy as part of the exhibition Ear Appeal at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. paula roush with Doreen Mende, curator of the exhibition, WUC Radio Broadcast event
Feminising Ed, a discussion of Tested: vaio road test in the context of other feminist projects that approach historical artists’ books and documents by the use of archive and exhibition making. The Ed Show, The Digital Art Gallery London South Bank University, London UK
Intimate Tv: Webcamming & Social Life-Logging in The Surveillant-Sousveillant Space , ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
A field (of interconnected realities: cyber drawing and mash-up electronic goodness, ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Intimate TV – forward:delete (wayback safari), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg Germany
A field, Living Room artists’ talk, Artstation, Auckland, NZ
Speed/sight, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana Slovenia
CCTV ecstasy, The 4th Radiator festival: Exploits in the Wireless City, QUAD, Derby UK