education

2013-2017
PhD Practice-led Turning Landscape into Colour Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

1997-1999
MFA (Distinction) Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

1994
BA (hons) 1st Class. Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall.

selected exhibitions

June 2019
Europe After the Rain Group; show curated by Simon Faithfull at the Newlyn Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall.

September 2019
Aerial Landscapes Event with Joy Sleeman Nicky Bird, Katherine Jackson Onya McCausland at Flat Time House, Peckham.

2018

Landscapes of the Future Helsinki Contemporary Group show curated by Beaconsfield Art Works including David Burrows, Anna Bunting-Branch, , BAW (aka David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin) in collaboration with Bruce Gilbert, Onya McCausland, Keith Piper, Ioana Marinescu and Philip Thompson.

Landscapes Anima Mundi Gallery St. Ives Cornwall, solo presentation.
Five Colours / Five Landscapes University College London Cloisters Gower Street, London.

2017
Horizon: Against Nature at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi. Curated by Vaibhav Raj Shah, Finlay Taylor, Jasone Miranda-Bilbao.

2016
Perfectionism Griffin Gallery London. Curated Rebecca Pelly-Fry.
The Edge of Printing Royal Academy London. Curated Tess Jaray.
Charcoal Works Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham. Organised and curated group exhibition of invited artists to make new artwork using the charcoal generated from the burning of Magdelena Jetalova’s sculpture Place in the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

2015-16
Charcoal Measure Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. New public art work developed out of a year long engagement with the decommissioning and charcoaling of Magdalena Jetalova’s sculpture Place.

2014
Turning Landscape Visual Thinking, Exhibition and two public presentations, performance and reading group, Camden Arts Centre London

Enantiodromia, Simon Callery, Laurence Carroll, Onya McCausland and Angela de la Cruz. Fold Gallery, London.

ImMATERIAL: PhD research exhibition and conference, Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London

2013
The Edge of Painting, curated Tess Jaray. Piper Gallery, London

Turning Landscape into Colour Exhibition accompanying book launch North Lodge, University College London.

2012
Touching White Research Residency, Slade School of Fine Art, London.

Sited (Salt Green/Blue Earth) Anima Mundi formerly Millennium Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall.

John Moores Painting Prize. Walker Gallery, Liverpool.

Summer Exhibition Royal Academy London

2011
Carbon/ Iron/ Chalk, Summer research residency, Slade School of Fine Art, London.

White Earth, curated by Michael Harrison with introductory text by Spike Bucklow. St. Peter’s Church Kettle’s Yard Cambridge.

Three lines Academy summer show shortlisted for the Wollaston Award most outstanding work 2012

London to Cairo with Khaled Hafez. Delfina Foundation London www.delfinafoundation.com/whats-on/talk-present-our-notion-of-present-is-subjective/

Mark Out (Part Two) Meantime Cheltenham.

2009
Deep Red Somerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire.

Transition, Mid Pennines Gallery, Lancashire.

Alentejo Red Earth Drawing Spaces Fabrica Braco de Prata Lisbon

2008
Salt Green (Displacement) Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall.

English Red Earth, Gloucester Cathedral.

Contact by Tess Jaray, with Tess Jaray Martin Creed, Onya McCausland, Rana Begum 79a Brick Lane, London.

Mark Out Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.

Delineate, East Street Arts Patrick Studios Leeds.

2007
Multiple Occupancy with Teresa Carniero, Simon Barker, Patrick Adam Jones Meantime Cheltenham.

teaching

2018
Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Tutor in Undergraduate Painting.

2018 April – August
Senior Teaching Fellow, Painting. Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

2014 – 17
Post Graduate Teaching Associate Tutor, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Lead tutor Drawing Methodologies.

2003-2014
Lecturer, Foundation Diploma Hastings School of Art, Hastings.

2012-13
Pathway Leader University of Brighton (BA top up) Fine Art

2011/2013
Honorary Research Associate. Materials Research Project Slade School of Fine UCL.

2012
Visiting Lecturer Finnish Academy of Arts, Helsinki

2007-08
Visiting Lecturer University of Gloucestershire during Artist in Residence at Gloucester Cathedral.

2002
Visiting Lecturer, Chelsea School of Art.

awards/funding

Dec 2018
Knowledge Exchange Award UCL. 6 month KE Partnership with Michael Harding Paints.

Sept 2018
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

Dec – May 2018
Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Fund Research Fellow UCL.

March – Dec 2017
Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Fund Research Fellow UCL.

2013-17
AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award. Turning Landscape into Colour PhD Thesis. Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Dec – May 2018
Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Fund Research Fellow UCL.

March – Dec 2017
Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Fund Research Fellow UCL.

2013-17
AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award. Turning Landscape into Colour PhD Thesis. Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

2017
UCL Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award Nominee Turning Landscape in top Colour / From Coal Mine Waste to Landscape Painting.
2015 -16
Octagon Small Grants Fund Award from the Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, UCL to support the running and co-ordination of Deep Material Encoun-ters; A Symposium in a Cave.

Research Committee Award at the Slade School of Fine Art provided funding for the documentation of for Deep Material Encounters; A Symposium in a Cave.

UCL Grand Challenges Award Sustainable Cities From Pigments to Solar Power Hugo Bronstein (PI), Ruth Siddall, Onya McCausland and Jo Volley (PI). Cross-disciplinary research project between Chemistry dept. and Slade School of Fine Art.

2013 -17
Funding : AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Winsor & Newton as collaborative partners PhD Funding for Turning Landscape into Colour.

2012- 13
Provosts Small Grants Award for Collaborative Research. Turning Landscape into Colour.

2009
British Council Travel Award for Research trip and exhibition at Drawing Spaces Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon.

selected reviews and essays

2017
From Pigments to Solar Power small press publication UCL Grand Challenges Award Sustainable Cities. Hugo Bronstien, Jo Volley, Onya McCausland, Ruth Siddall.

2015
The Reinvention of Black, by Mark Peplow in Nautilus Magazine Dark Matter dark-matter/the-reinvention-of-black.

2014
Enantiodromia by Ben Street in Arts Review,
Abstract Critical Interview questions about Enantiodromia. https://abstractcritical.com/article/questions-for-lawrence-carroll-and-onya-mccaulsand-enantiodromia-ii/index.html.

2013
Turning Landscape into Colour. Hand made limited edition publication Spike Bucklow, Ruth Siddall, Jo Volley, Onya McCausland.

2012
Review by Charles Darwent RA Summer Exhibition, Independent on Sunday,

2012
Dark Matter : Black and White Earth. Essay by Onya McCausland for Lisa Mil-roy exhibition University of Northumbria / Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

2010
Painting Mysteries and Confessions by Tess Jaray
White Earth. by Spike Bucklow exhibition introduction
Contact. by Tess Jaray catalogue essay.

The World in a Speck of Red Dust, by Tess Jaray. Exhibition introduction to Eng-lish Red Earth Gloucester Cathedral.

2011
Surface Tension by Pen Dalton. Exhibition essay].

2008
English Red Earth by Charles Darwent. Catalogue introduction.

conferences organised

Five Colour Five Landscapes April 2018. A symposium at UCL organised to coincide with exhibition Five Colour Five Landscapes speakers Spike Bucklow, Isla Smail, Ruth Siddall Onya McCausland. Followed by panel discussion with invited guests; Jon Aumonier and Peter Thorn Coal Authority; Gareth Bell Jones Flat Hime House the John Latham Archive; Joy Sleeman and Jo Volley from Slade School of Fine Art; Eric Oel-kers UCL Earth Sciences; Neal White from the University of Westminster.

Deep Material Encounters. A symposium held in a cave in 2015 organised and devised by Onya McCausland. Presentations by Ruth Siddall (Geologist UCL) David Dobson (UCL Department of Earth Sci-ences) Phil Thompson (PhD Slade), Henrietta Simson (PhD Slade), and Spike Bucklow (University of Cam-bridge) performance by Kay Tabernacle (PhD Slade) Film by Jonas Brinker (Slade Alumni). Chaired by Jo Volley and Andrew Stonyer. Hosted by Jonathan and Heather Wright at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean. JFIGS, UCL and Slade Committee Research Award. 2016. Clearwell Caves April Forest of Dean 2016. Developed alongside the making of Charcoal Measure in the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail 2015/16

Film: Deep Material Encounters; A Symposium in a Cave, Clearwell Caves April Forest of Dean 2016. Film No.1 : Conference Presentations Duration 2hr. Film No.2 : Deep Cave Tour Duration 10mins edited with Eom Jung.

conference papers and publications

Material Matters: Pigments a conference at City and Guilds College as part of London Craft week, May 2019

Colour and Poetry Symposium at the Slade School of Fine Art UCL Speaker. Delivered paper When is Waste Waste; Landscapes’ Incidental Colour 2019.

European Art Research Network (EARN) Against Delivery. Practice-led research conference paper Landscape Encounters and Transformations and Beyond and Before Words: The Inexpressible and the Limits of Language. 12th, 13th November 2015.

Turning Landscape into Colour Limited edition artist book; Spike Bucklow, Ruth Siddall, Onya McCau-sland and Jo Volley. Slade Press. Provosts Small Grants Award. 2014

The Trouble with Black; Malevich and the Black Square. Abstract Critical, online journal. 2014

Enantiodromia, Fold Gallery London. Exhibition Essay. Simon Callery, Laurence Carroll, Angela de la Cruz ,Onya McCausland. 2014

Revisiting The Quarry: Excavation, Legacy, Return, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, speakers: Joy Sleeman, Luke Bennett, Onya McCausland, Charles Danby and Rob Smith, Mark Peter Wright, Rob Le Frenais 15 May 2014

ImMATERIAL Slade Research Centre, UCL, 2 day Graduate Research Exhibition/ Conference, 2014

Sensing Site: Materialising Site Letherby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, Research Paper presentation. 23rd April 2014

Sharing the Field – Art in the Landscape and Landscape Archeology Red Earth – Settling, prepared re-search paper and video 2013

Dark Matter: Conference and exhibition on the materiality of black Black and White Earth conference paper University of Northumbria and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. 2012

In preparation: 2018

From Coal Mine Waste to Landscape Painting: New British Earth Symposium and Exhibition UCL.

Landscapes : Paintings Solo exhibition. Anima Mundi St.Ive’s Cornwall.

Film screening : Deep Material Encounters; A Symposium in a Cave, Clearwell Caves April Forest of Dean 2016. Film No.1 : Conference Presentations Duration 2hr. Film No.2 : Deep Cave Tour Duration 10mins edi-ted with Eom Jung.

Book: Deep Material Encounters; A Symposium in a Cave. ed.Onya McCausland

Book : Turning Landscape into Colour : From Coal Mine Waste to Landscape Painting

Links to publications

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/five-colours-five-landscapes

Cited in : http://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/8/5/201 Mineral Pigments in Archaeology: Their Analysis and the Range of Available Materials

Ruth Siddall