Natalie Woolf

Natalie Woolf


Natalie Woolf holds a PhD in Design Products from Royal College of Art, and a BA in Fine Arts/Painting from Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett). She has 12 years of independent design and applied arts practice, and 6 years¿ experience in Public Arts as an artist and consultant for arts practice in urban and rural development. Since 2015 Natalie has been an associate professor for Animation Studies BA courses and the Animation Arts MA course, Hybrid Spaces; subsequently teaches drawing and related subjects at DELLI at Universidade Lusófona, is the Co-Curator of the Drawing programmes for DELLI - Design Lusófona Lisboa. and is an integrated researcher at Lusófona University. Main topics of interest and research: material responsiveness to human presence and expanded and experimental still and moving drawing. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the visceral experience of an artwork/installation and how that is mediated by and/or delivered through technologies. Natalie is active in academic research, participating as an author in publications and events. She also maintains her own research and creative practice at Atelier Concorde, Lisbon.


  • Doutoramento
    School of Architecture and Design, Dept. of Design Products
  • Diplôme d´études supérieures
    DATEC Diploma in Art and Design.
  • Licence
    Fine Art (Painting)
  • Curso de Especialização Tecnológica
    Certificado de Competências Pedagógicas (Curso de Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores.)


Journal issue

  • Ecstatic Truth VII - Decolonizing Animation, 11
  • Animated Space: engaged animation for the space(s) we live in, 6

Journal article

  • 2020, DRAWING OUT- Eves Apple , Delli, I Would Prefer Not To
  • 2007-12-14, Design research by practice: modes of writing in a recent PhD from the RCA, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Volume 1 Issue 1 Cover Date: August 2007

Thesis / Dissertation



  • 2024, CINANIMA Perspectives on Portugues Animation: David Doutel & Vasco Sa , 1st editio, Serrazina, Pedro (Editor); Woolf, Natalie. Corresponding author: Serrazina, Pedro (Editor), CINANIMA

Book chapter

  • 2022, VAST/O Exhibition (De)Construction: Exploring the Potentials of Augmented Abstract Comics and Animation Installations as a Method to Communicate Health Experiences, Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels, Springer International Publishing

Conference paper

  • “VAST/O”: Exploring the use of expanded animation for a shared physical understanding of spatial phobias, Ecstatic Truth IV: Truth of Matter: Process and perception in expanded animation practice
  • 2019-06-20, MOVING THROUGH THE IMAGE: EXPANDED ANIMATION FOR A SHARED PHYSICAL UNDERSTANDING. (SAS2019-10800), 31st Society for Animation Studies (SAS) - Animation is a Place Conference, Universidade Lusófona
  • 2019-06-19, Queering Epistemic and Methodological Approaches to Exhibiting Health: an interdisciplinary graphic medicine collaboration¿, International Conference of Graphic Medicine
  • 2019-05-16, "Can Animation Take Our Breath Away? Expanded Animation For A Shared Physical Understanding.", Ecstatic Truth IV: Truth of Matter - Process and Perception in Expanded Animation Practice.

Artistic exhibition

  • 2023-11-09, DESIRED [Im]POSSIBILITIES - Group Exhibition part of Lisbon Arts Weekend
  • 2022-11-10, MATTER MATTERS: Group Exhibition Atelier Concorde part of Lisbon Arts Weekend
  • 2022-05-20, AMETHYST DECEIVER
  • 2019-06-13, VAST / O, Poole House Atrium Gallery, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University. UK
  • 2019-05-11, After Margret, Round-a-bout exhibited in the group show titled Nevertheless, Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, Portugal

Visual artwork

  • Merry-go-round After Margret (The Year of the Flood)

Curatorial / Museum exhibition

  • 2021-07-12, Hybrid Spaces/MA in Animation Arts Installation/Graduation OVER and OUT
  • 2019-06, Exhibition of selected works at the Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara Co-Curated by Pedro Serrazina & Natalie Woolf




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