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Teaching Staff

The BA Fine Art course tutors – practising artists themselves – will get to know you and be able to offer tailored advice and support.

Carl Rowe

Course Leader

Carl Rowe

Carl Rowe studied Fine Art (printmaking) at Manchester Polytechnic, graduating with an MA in 1985. Since 2001 he has worked at Norwich University of the Arts where he is currently Course Leader for BA Honours Fine Art and MA Fine Art unit leader. His practice is print-based and multimedia with recent projects including A Banquet for Ultra Bankruptcy an installation and performance at Arts Laboratory Berlin (2013) and Drool a screenprinted wall work at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (2010). His prints have been exhibited in Guanlan Print Biennial Shenzen China, Penang International Print Malaysia and the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial. Read Carl’s staff profile.

Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Senior Lecturer

Professor Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Krzysztof’s role in BA Fine Art combines teaching in the studio and responsibility for many of the course’s Contextual Studies elements, with a special interest in the crossovers between writing, theory and practice. As well as contributing to the MA Curation and Postgraduate Research programmes at NUA, he is active as a researcher, writer, translator, curator and artist, with particular interests in the history and theory of Dada and Surrealism. Read Krzysztof’s staff profile.

Simon Granger

Senior Lecturer

Simon Granger

Simon teaches on the BA Fine Art course at NUA across the spectrum of fine art practice, with a specialist interest in painting. Read Simon’s staff profile.

Sarah Horton

Senior Lecturer

Sarah Horton

Sarah Horton is a fine artist and educator. Her art practice is multi-disciplinary and has included painting, print, video, stage design, projection and site-specific commissions. She brings her knowledge and experience to bear within her teaching providing a supportive base from which students are encouraged to take risks within their own practice. Sarah has exhibited widely including Tokyo, California, Koblenz and London. Read Sarah’s staff profile.

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Year 0 Coordinator

Shaun Camp

Shaun has worked on a number of collaborative projects, resulting in teaching and learning developments and exhibition and performance opportunities. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has delivered papers for institutions in this country and within Europe. His interests are two fold, firstly worked centred upon the shifting interface between viewer and work, and secondly the creative process within an educational context. Read Shaun’s staff profile.

Craig Barber

Senior Lecturer

Craig Barber

Craig Barber is Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fine Art (painting) who teaches studio content across the three years of the Fine Art course. He graduated with an MA with distinction from Winchester School of Art in 2004 and was previously Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. Barber engages with painting practice using a variety of media and methods including sound and video and the painted surface. Read Craig’s staff profile.

Sarah West

Lecturer

Sarah Longworth-West

Sarah Longworth-West is a London-based artist whose practice and research is based in Painting and its discourse. Her teaching at NUA includes specialist painting workshops and leading the Fine Art drawing programme for Year 1 & 2 students, together with studio teaching of tutorial groups. Sarah gained her MA Painting from Slade School of Art, UCL, and holds a teaching qualification; PGCert Higher Education Art and Design from UAL. Concurrently with her teaching, Sarah makes and exhibits work both nationally and internationally. Read Sarah’s staff profile.

Desmond Brett, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Senior Lecturer

Desmond Brett

Desmond Brett is a Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fine Art (sculpture). He previously worked as a Lecturer in Fine Art at York St. John University and prior to that was Programme Leader in Fine Art at Hull School of Art & Design. Desmond graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture) and an MFA in Sculpture. He is interested in how sculpture, with its traditions and currency, can be expanded, interrogated and re-imagined through material-led enquiry. Read Desmond’s staff profile.

Desmond Brett, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Lecturer

Matthew Benington

Matthew is a Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fine Art (printmaking) previously working at Kingston University as Stanley Picker Print Fellow, University College Farnham, and at Newlyn School of Art, Penzance. Matthew’s current work is focused upon masculine identity, examining how this is constructed and informed by factors such as the media, ancestry, and social pressure. Read Matthew’s staff profile.

Lecturers

  • Karl Foster
  • Graham Giles
  • Mark Wilsher
  • Madalina Zaharia

Studio and Workshop Technicians

  • Stephen Bassett
  • James Castle
  • Sonja Ruddick
  • Thomas Smith
  • Alec Game

Staff Profiles

Tutors

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