Frances Drayson


My practice spans sculpture and installation, video, sound, drawing, writing, performance and photography. Through my work I explore possibilities of expression through, or despite, mediation. 

Floor-based sculptures refer to the sequence, restraint and repetition found in churches, industrial farming, minimalism and fascist architecture. Video, sound, drawing and photographic works express voices or characters attempting to undermine their representation. 

I exhibit my work nationally and internationally and have my writing published through Art Reviews and JOAN publishing. I graduated from Royal Academy Schools (PGDip 2019), Slade School of Art (BA Hons 2010) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (Foundation Dip 2004). I am currently a lecturer in Fine Art at Kingston School of Art.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer Fine Art


  • External Examiner at the Slade School of Fine Art, postgraduate sculpture department.
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught