Rebecca (Beckie) Marie Upton (b. 1987, UK)

Lives and works in Bristol, UK



2019, EBC Night School

2018, KWMC Business workshops

2016, RWA Drawing School, Illustrative Drawing 

2014-2015, University of the West of England, PGCert Design

2006-2009, Dartington College of Arts, BA Fine Art (Contemporary Practices)



2020, Visions of Science Art Prize, The Edge, Bath, Online

2020, Homeworks, Spilt Milk Gallery, Online

2020, "Can I use Your Window?", Papersmiths, Clifton, Bristol

2020, #100daysofsketchbook Project, Online

2019, #artistresidencyinmotherhood II, Kitchen Table, Bristol

2019, Creative Reactions, North Art Gallery, The Island Gallery & Wills Building, UOB

2018, Visions of Science Art Prize, The Edge, Bath University

2018, Echos of Exclusion - VolTS, Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol

2018, Network for Creative Enterprise, KWMC, Bristol

2018, Creative Reactions, Hamilton House, Bristol

2017, Telling Tales, Somerset Art Weeks, Taunton

2017, #artistresidencyinmotherhood, Kitchen Table, Bristol

2016, Artcade at The Unit, The Arcade, Bristol

2015, Secret Postcard Auction, RWA, Bristol

2015, Drawn, RWA, Bristol

2014, Artist Lab, Centrespace, Bristol

2012, Papergirl, The Looking Glass, Bristol

2009, Pear House, Totnes

2009, Contexture, Shippon, Totnes



2021, Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice Award

2018, Network for Creative Enterprise Micro-bursary, PMS, Bristol

2015, Somerset Art Works: Creative Pathways Critical Writing and Curating Bursary

2014, O2 Think Big (Eden4 Collective)

2013, O2 Think Bigger

2012, O2 Think Big


2021, Illustration for Poem in Choices, Mum Poem Press


2021, Exhibition Committee Member, 'Pressure Centred Balance', Spilt Milk 

2014-2015, Curator, EDEN4 Collective

  •    Artist Lab, Centrespace, Bristol

  •    Childrens Workshops Day, RWA, Bristol


2011-2013, Founder & Director, the new collective

  •    Eight, Philadelphia Street, Bristol

  •    Summer Residency, Philadelphia Street, Bristol

  •    Frankly Emerging, Pervasive Media Studios, Bristol



2021, Under the Flyover, Mural Painting, Bristol

2021, Artist Talk, Bristol City College Foundation course

2021, Artist Talk, Somerset Artworks Artist Network

2015-2020, Volunteers Programme Coordinator, Spike Island, Bristol

2018, Chatback, Wyldwood Arts, Hartcliffe, Bristol

2016, Workshop Leader, Spike Island, Bristol

2015-2016, Junior Fellow (Art, Design, Film & Journalism), UWE, Bristol

2014, Bristol School of Art, Bristol

2011-2015, Volunteer Coordinator, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2012, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

2012, Envision, Bristol

2010-2011, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

Illustrated CV 2020