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Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00







Blood:Life Uncut

Copeland Gallery and Science Gallery London

Copeland Park

133 Copeland Road

London SW15 3SN

October 12 - 1 November 2017

I will be showing "Transfusion".   Red silicon oil is pumped up 3 meters from a reservoir by a peristaltic pump, into a suspended acrylic tube, from which,  fishing line, at 1 inch intervals along the tube, descend down into the reservoir.    The oil falls in drips at various speeds along the lines length.

‘I intend the viewer to feel the fragile nature of life as they look upon a shimmering biological wall.  A visceral experience of seeing the stuff of life flow before them.'


ART OF SAVING A LIFE Sponsored by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

See my sculpture A Window to The Future of an HIV Virus for 'Art of Saving a Life' sponsored by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to celebrate the World Health Authorities 40 years of mass immunisation.


See my work in Sir Paul McCartney Video



Katharine Dowson studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art and has exhibited in London, USA, Brazil, Europe and Asia.   Collections include The Wellcome Trust, The Arts Council Collection, Cultura Englesa Brazil, The Ulster Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The institute of Neuroscience Newcastle University and Private Collections.   She was bought by Charles Saatchi and is included in 'Shark Infested Waters, Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90's.

Katharine Dowson employs various materials including transparents' to define her work.   Juxtaposing the domains of science, art and medicine, Dowson was commissioned to create work for the ground braking shows, 'Spectacular Bodies, A History of Anatomical Art from Leornardo to Now' at the Haywood Gallery London and 'Hear On: Art with the Brain in Mind' at the Science Museum London for the Wellcome Trust.


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1989-92  Royal College of Art  MA Sculpture   Princess of Wales Scholarship

1985-88  Camberwell School of Art and Crafts BA Fine Art


2013              The Institute Of International Research In Glass Research Fellow

2008-2010    Artist in Residence  Middlesex University London

2004-2005    Artist in Residence Sunderland University

2004-2005    Arts Council England Grant

1999              Gulbenkian Foundation Grant

1991              Granada Foundation Price

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