Senior Lecturer subject specialist in sculpture
I joined Falmouth University in 2012 as full time lecturer in Fine Art with subject specialism in Sculpture. I coordinate and run the Fine Art professional practice program in partnership with local art organisations Newlyn Art Gallery, Tate St.Ives, Field Notes, Back Lane West, CAST. In 2014 set up Café Morte a research group with Mercedes Kemp, students, academics and artists. As a group we have met regularly, each member leading a critical debate or discussion starting with an object, artwork, film or text to generate a series of questions and ideas relating to death. Curated exhibitions include Lost For Words (January 2016) and The Tears Of Things (February 2017) Our research is documented on a blog where we share practice and responses to death in visual and literary culture. For the past five years (2012-17) I have been working with students entering a competition run by BAMS (British Art Medals Society). 15 students from fine art take part working on a small scale sculptural bronze casting project competing against UK and European art schools and universities. Each year Falmouth University continues to celebrate prizewinners and a number of students have their work published in a catalogue and exhibited in an exhibition at British Museum. Additional to my full time teaching/research position, I am also a link tutor to China for students wishing to study in the UK. The first visit in November 2013 enabled me to identify the learning needs of the students and devise a series of workshops to address these needs.