I have been in post as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University since 2012. During that time I have led key strands of the BA programme, including as BA programme Lead (2014-18). I am revising our partnership MFA programme with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, part of our BxNU Institute, as MFA programme Lead (2019-). I am invested in arts pedagogy and have introduced and tested cross-cohort (BA, MFA, PHD) working spaces at Northumbria, including a practical methodologies workshop programme entitled, Project Week (2018), and projects initiated through the collective NEUSCHLOSS. I am co-director for the Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium (CDT partnership) in arts and design for PGR PhD practice-led research. I am external examiner at Falmouth School of Art for their BA Fine Art programme (2017-20). I previously held academic posts at UCL, Slade School of Art (2010-11), and Loughborough University (2007-10).
In practice, I specialise in painting through production and critical writing, in independent porous curatorial practice, I work collaboratively with the artist Rob Smith in relation to context-led site-based arts practice and material lime, and I work with the curatorial collective NEUSCHLOSS.
Recent and current projects include, Lowick Lime (2017-ongoing) [Charles Danby & Rob Smith], Limelight (2015-19) [Charles Danby & Rob Smith], Occasional Geometries, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017) [Group exhibition], Das Trauman, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Newcastle (2015) [NEUSCHLOSS], Epilogues: It Started With A Car Crash, IMT Gallery, London (2011) [Curated group exhibition], Grand National: Art From Britain, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway (2010) [Curated group exhibition].
I have written feature articles, reviews and extended commentaries on contemporary art practices for specialist arts and cultural publications including, Frieze, Art Review, C-Magazine, Flash Art, Untitled, Wonderland, AN Magazine, Aesthetica, and I-D Magazine. I was assistant editor of Miser & Now Magazine (2009-11), and editor for Tate Modern’s Tate Tanks Programme Notes (2012).