from 2013   PhD candidate, Slade School of Fine Art,  University College London

1987-90     Royal Academy Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools London

1981-85       BA Fine Art (1st class hons) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Professional Practice

1994 – present: co-founder and Director of Beaconsfield, London: a streamlined resource for the development and presentation of contemporary art

1993–present: Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art for institutions including Royal College of Art, University of the Arts London, University of Reading, Middlesex University London, University of Kent, Goldsmiths College London, University of Essex, University of Hull, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of East London, University of Trent Nottingham, Dartington College of Art, Exeter School of Art & Design, University of Ulster, Winchester School of Art.

2015-19:  Postgraduate Teaching Assistant for BFA Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

1991-1994: co-founder and curator of Nosepaint, London: interdisciplinary art events and site specific art projects


2018      UCL Art Museum, London

2017      Slade Summer School, London

2015     the guesthouse, Cork

2000     Tullipamwe Artists’ Workshop, Triangle Trust, Namibia

1998     Dartington College of Art, Totnes

Exhibitions (selected)

BAW is the art moniker for Naomi Siderfin and David Crawforth working in collaboration as Beaconsfield Art Works.


Salon for a Speculative Future, Chisenhale Studios, London


Landscapes of the Future (BAW), Helsinki Contemporary, Finland

Dwelling in Things, Redress, UCL Art Museum, London

Smoking Mirror_Med.15, Here Today Gone Tomorrow, The Cello Factory, London


Famine Pass_electromagnetic (BAW and Bruce Gilbert), Diagonal Diagram of Dispersed Documents, ArtLacuna, London

Woman drowning in grey paint or is she waving? Slade Summer School, London

Smoking Mirror_Med.15, The Intercontinental, Roaming ROOM, London


Famine Pass_live (Bruce Gilbert & BAW), The Multiverse, Wysing Festival, Cambridge


Beara 2014, Protolinguistics, the guesthouse, Cork, IRL


Diluvial iii (Bruce Gilbert & BAW), AGORA 4th Athens Biennale, GRC


Invisible Stitches Enquiry 1: Arting and Curating, 6 Chairs, Art House Foundation, London


Diluvial i (Bruce Gilbert and BAW), Faster than Sound, Aldeburgh Music/Big Shed, Suffolk


Saleh Days (BAW), Proposals for a Socialist Colony, Skydive, Houston, USA

God Machine (BAW), Chronic Epoch, Beaconfield 10th anniversary, London


White Hole (BAW) and Terminal Services (Naomi Siderfin and Katherine Araniello), Late at Tate, Tate Britain, London


Undergrowth (BAW), Volume IV: Forest, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, IRL


Apology, Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London


Suffer Little Children, Moral Plinth, Beaconsfield, London


Element (BAW), Sacred Site, Alta Museum, Alta, NOR

Earthshaker (BAW), UKS Biennial, Oslo, NOR

The Nosepaint-Beaconsfield Archive 1991-2000, Century City, Tate Modern, London


Monochrome II, Realm of the Senses, Turku Museum, FIN

Tullipamwe 2000, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, NAM

Colonial Post 19/8/00, Tullipamwe 2000, Triangle Trust workshop, NAM

Earthshaker (BAW), Speculum 2000, Stavanger, NO

RAF (BAW), Small Pleasures, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, DEU

Clouding the Issue (BAW), Passion, Gasworks, London


2018 UCL Art Museum/Slade commission

2015 Jean Spencer /Malcolm Hughes Travel Bursary, Slade School of Fine Art

2002-2015 Arts Council England various awards (Beaconsfield)

1994-2002 London Arts Board various awards

1994 BT Innovation Award (for Nosepaint)

1993 BT Innovation Award (for Woodwork)

1990 De Segonzac Travel Award, RA Schools, London

1989 Fred Elwell Prize for Still Life, RA Schools, London

1987 Jack Goldhill Scholarship, RA Schools, London

1985 Travel scholarship, University of Newcastle upon Tyne