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Matthew Hawkins Drawing, Digital, Teaching

Matthew is a graphic artist living and working in London. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2001 he has developed a strong visual identity that incorporates a broad spectrum of influences and disciplines, all of which are consolidated by his passion for drawing.

Working predominantly with pencil, pen and markers he constructs striking imagery from an unexpected collage of doodles, sketches and studies. His practice explores the landscape and architecture of the everyday against a backdrop of mass media communication and advertising, imagery that has come to shape our understanding of how we exist in the world.

This content is presented to audiences in a vibrant and confrontational graphic language. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Creative Review, It’s Nice That, Grafik Magazine, Varoom Magazine, Dazed & Confused and This is a Magazine.

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He has over 20 years teaching experience and has been lecturing at Camberwell College of Arts since 2007. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Integrated Practice Coordinator across the Illustration Programme.

In 2020, alongside artist Charlotte Mann, he designed and continues to deliver Drawing Lab, a programme resource focused on the practice of drawing. This resource aims to harness the potential of drawing, enabling learning across a broad range of subject areas and topics.

Matthew is part of the Illustration Programme Virtual Reality Research Group and is a named participant on the Accelerate Research Project, funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in HEI. Accelerate aims to explore the transformative role of extended reality (XR) immersive technologies in the teaching of art and design while recognising that many learners face significant challenges in engaging effectively with XR technologies.

Senior Lecturer
Illustration Programme
Camberwell College of Arts

Integrated Practice Coordinator
Drawing Lab
Camberwell College of Arts

Educational Facilitator
House of Illustration 2020

Acting Course Leader
FdA Illustration / FdA Graphic Design
Camberwell College of Arts  2013

Year Leader and Senior Lecturer
FdA Illustration / FdA Graphic Design

Camberwell College of Arts

Illustration Short Courses
Chelsea College of Arts 2007

WP and Drawing Summer Schools
Chelsea College of Arts
University of the Arts London 2007-08

Associate Lecturer
BA Graphic Design
Southampton Solent University 2005-07

Drawing Tutor
BA Illustration
Kingston University 1999-01