Illustration with Animation
Senior Lecturer : Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Since my first teaching post at Cambridge I have accumulated 25 years of teaching experience and yet each new academic year I am always rejuvenated by the enthusiasm and receptivity of our students - whom after all, sustain the Art school experience. I studied BA Printmaking at Maidstone UCA University for Creative Arts and then was awarded a scholarship to do my Masters at the RCA in Visual Communication Illustration - My M.A focus was awareness for Ecological and Humanitarian issues - upon graduation I was employed by the RCA for two more years and worked in London for ten years with Penguin books, Friends of the Earth, The BBC and The United Nations. I exhibit my own work and have curated work 'in aid of' UNICEF and The British Heart Foundation. And try to do this annually.
My own personal background and my professional experiences have shaped a strong Societal and Humanitarian approach within my own Creative Practice - my teaching content and delivery. I also deliver Poster workshops on Oneiric Film - Herzog, Wenders, Lynch, Powell & Pressberger etc.
I find fresh perspectives to my teaching from daily visual research and professional practice. My specialities are interdisciplinary - Drawing, Print and Lens Media - and the wider Material and Philosophical contexts of Visual Culture.
However - Teaching and Education have always been my vocation and a source of reciprocal enjoyment and deep learning for me.
My academic research and teaching focuses on Drawing and Phenomenological interpretation - promoting humanitarian, societal and historical narratives.
I find that 'Empathy' based on experiential knowledge can be the key to understanding and supporting others - and promoting sincere ideas.
I deliver seminars and workshops across all three years of the IWA programme.
I stress the importance for students of developing self awareness, innovation and idiosyncrasy - seeking a personal voice and 'Authorial Practice' over stylistic imitation.
Though preferring a low profile my work has been recognised Internationally - short listed for prizes and awards over the years - including the RCA MA Design Departmental School Prize, The Jerwood drawing prize and Young Contemporaries at the ICA and The South Bank Open Painting Prize
My work was purchased for the Permanent '20th Century Print Collection' at the Whitworth Gallery - (a great Honour for me - hailing from the North as I do).
Whitworth Catalogue 20th Century Print Collection
Accession Lot: Manning, Mark (purchase, 1991)
Accession number P.22775
Title 'One with Wishes'
Academic External Examiner Posts and Periodic / Validation Panels
I am an experienced External Examiner at B.A and Masters Level in Design and in Fine Art. I have written articles in support of Arts Education for the Independent newspaper and other journals. I am privileged to be invited to work Nationally and Internationally as an academic curriculum advisor in the role of 'Professional Friend' and External Examiner at many UK and European Art Schools:
I act on validation panel review events for support on synergy between studio and contextual learning in curriculum design, I advise on 'holistic Assessment', on student 'expectations and student experience'.
This widening educational experience and externality are important to my own Professional awareness- informing my own teaching practice at Manchester and my wider national and International subject knowledge.
Current External Examiner posts
1: AUB : BA (Hons) Drawing/ Illustration : Arts University Bournemouth
2: AUB : MA Drawing / Illustration : Arts University Bournemouth
3; Open University FDA/BA FINE ART @ HE Yorkshire campus Skipton - ending 2018
2018 - 19 Current Validation of new MASTERS - Drawing & Printmaking : Plymouth University
Recent External Examiner FOUR yearly Posts
Birmingham City University BA Fine Art & Design - Interdisciplinary 2012 -2016- ended July 2016
University of the Arts London : 4 years
Camberwell School of Art : Peckham
BA Illustration / Drawing. / Interdisciplinary
(All studio Modules and & Dissertations)
2011 -15 extended - now fulfilled 2015 4 years
University of the Arts London
Chelsea College of Art:
External Examiner Dissertation Reader 2014 -15
Accademia Italia; Rome & Florence: External Examiner for
BA Interior & Graphic Arts 2014 - 15 2 yrs
UWE Bristol : External Examiner for BA Books Arts / Graphic Arts / Design 4 years
Recent Validations events as a Panel Expert / Reader' 2007 - 15:
Supporting on Assessment - Teaching & Learning - Module and Curricula Design, Research methodologies, Pedagogy. Student Experiences and Expectations
* UAL University of the Arts London, Chelsea MA Graphics panel expert 2008
* UAL Camberwell College for BA and MA Illustration panel expert 2011,
* Cambridge Anglia Ruskin School of Art, Panel Expert 201
* Birmingham BCU , MA FINE ART & Design Interdisciplinary Bourneville Panel
* University of Plymouth, Faculty Reviews 2008 and 2014 panel expert/reader
* Athens (Cambridge Anglia Ruskin) BA Graphic Arts and Interiors Panel expert 2008
* The Open University - Hull Arts University BA Textiles Panel expert/reader 2013
* University of Plymouth BA Illustration Panel expert/reader 2015
I have worked at MMU since 2008. I was Programme leader for BA Creative Practice from 2012 - 2015. Before stepping down to concentrate on teaching and Drawing delivery. Before Manchester I worked at Cambridge Ruskin, Derby and Glasgow School of Art. I was previously Programme Leader for BA Illustration and Graphic Digital Media Communication / Animation at Bradford @Leeds Beckett University for many years.
Professional Clients and London employment history includes.
Friends of the Earth, Penguin Books, The BBC, United Nations, The Observer
The New Scientist. The Times, The Sunday Times, Pan Macmillan, Random House, Minerva, Chatto & Windus, Secker and Warburg, Hamish Hamilton, Bloodaxe, The Labour Party. The Green Party, Wolf Olins, Fitch RS Design, Conran Design and many other London Clients
November 24th–December 16th 2016. Details of Artists in Repro: https://www. Details…
Question: Do you try to create imagined worlds in your work ? Articulating any creative practice in words is never easy and yet we have to discuss it because it is such a deep and fascinating practice. I honestly find it much easier to talk about other peoples work and discuss my students work than my own output. Details…
(A) 44 The Ardennes 44 series ongoing 1986 to 2018 Outcome Format: Visual Document : Portfolio of Prints / Pamphlet / Book / Zine Status Current – ongoing – towards 2018 50 drawings Prints and 40 Cantos. A 20th century Saga Thresholds and the unconscious Inter-dimensional & topographical. Details…
FIELD: Matter ? Whats the Matter - (nonluminous, nonbaryonic components) 2016- 2021 The work may have an involvement with the past - yet the work is born out of knowledge and feeling gained in the present - therefore it is a recording of the present moment and not an echo. Collage and Mixed Media, Duets Drawn Textual Poetics Dark Matter and perceived collisions. Details…
(A) Gatherer (Hunter) - Time & Being 2007 - 2016 - 2019 An Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Cantos
Visualising our Human-Nature relationship. 'The wound is peopled' ( Harold Pinter ) (Raising funding and in aid of UNICEF) . Details…
Kathode Tube / ‘Komik & Kathode’– Illustration exhibition November 15 -16 Co- ordinated and Curated by MM A homage to early to mid 20th century popular culture (Television, Text, Childrens Books, Film, Comics and ) the phenomena of these primary influences on the exhibitors early child memory – colour palette and drawings. A Collaboration between UK Illustration and Art departments and academics, alumni and guests - embracing the QAA 'spirit of reciprocity' and collegiality. Details…
Texts / Key Reading: Lacan / Derrida /Larkin. Outcome – textual and visual artefacts for display and archive Status Current – 2016 ongoing – towards 2022 This body of Creative Practice is all specific to unique topographies and site specific cultural markers Primary focus for this project - Drawing and Mixed Media - Humanities and Ontology - visualising familial and wider companionship - bond - commitment. Details…
Celebrating the Penny Black - Royal Mail http://www.houseofillustration. Details…
‘Bundle of His’ From The Heart - By Heart The Heart is more than just an electrical system – a visual research project for fundraising and awareness of Heart Matters – in aid of The British Heart Foundation and further afield. Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek "falling off" is a process of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms. Details…
A short body of Creative Writing, Spoken Word and Visual language collated into a variety of artefacts - personal interpretations - fictional and factual perceptions that explore the ethereal thresholds of 'Normality' - Perception and what constitutes Rural Legends and the Mythic - Mythology. The irrational sequels 'Ploughing' and 'Tales from Gable and Garret' (beyond Bachelard) go digging through the top soil of 'rational' or 'Pastoral Concepts' of 'Home'. Details…
Text from Falmouth University press release EVENT DETAILS THE FALMOUTH SCHOOL OF ART LECTURES: MACK MANNING Mack Manning is an artist working across a range of media including drawing, painting, photography, and creative writing. With a first degree in Fine Art he studied Design at the Royal College of Art, specialising in ecological drawing, print and poster design. Details…
My Visual work and an article feature on my work is featured in this book from Rotovision http://www.amazon. Details…
MMU Holden Gallery, Curated by M.Manning Feb 2012 in conjunction with the Illustration two day Illustration Research conference at Manchester Met’ Curated by Des McCannon for more deatils contact the above staff. Details…
(B) Landscape & Memory 2009 UWE Bristol Gallery ( University of West England ), Feb 2009. Curated by M.Manning
Academic research PAPER for Alison Crowe at the ADM research Centre in Brighton. Co authored with J. Details…
Create a single sheet A1 'VISUAL DOCUMENT that is an experimental A1 Visual and Textual Bibliography - a visual LIST and a Typographic document of the writers and literature you have used so far - including examples of your own 'Cut up technique writing task. Also include extracts of any evaluative text or even just evaluative sentences ? - reflections on your process or reflective 'Feelings' of the work made so far - Experiment with drawn and 'organic' shapes. Details…
Duets ; Level 5 Optics Project Juxtaposition image / context / Hybrid / Duet You are asked to create new hybrid images Using two juxtaposing images, one of which should be a photograph of your own ( modern / current ) and the second image should be an 'old' found image - ( or a photo taken by you of an 'old' found image ) this older found image MUST be a minimum of 25 years old consider forming a relationship between both images and why ?. Details…
Yr 2 Workshops in text and Image Juxtaposition view LOG here http://designworkshops.blogspot. Details…
November 24th–December 16th 2016. Details and Artists https://www. Details…
I have many years of experience within H.E 'Teaching TEAMS - and of writing curriculum design within Arts education. Details…
A series of texts and Image - drawing and short Films - Prose - biographical / Collective narratives - audio and sound . Details…
Mark Manning is a member of the Design Research Group.
A selection of recent research outputs.
Manning, M., 2016. In aid of UNICEF - Drawings and Prints, Etienne Gallery, July and September 2016.
Manning, M., 2015. Royal Mail 175 years anniversary - Pushing the envelope, Hereford College of Arts College Road Campus, Hereford, HR1 1EB 17th April - 1st May 2015 Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am -4.30pm Private View: Thursday 30th April, 7pm House of Illustration 2, Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH 6th May - 16th, May and June 2015.
Manning, M., 2012. The Magic Theatre, MMU Holden Gallery, Feb 2012.
Manning, M., 2012. The Magic Theatre NORWICH School of Art NUCA, Norwich NUCA Gallery, 2011/12.
Manning, M., 2007. Landscape & Memory, UWE Bristol Gallery ( University of West England ), Feb 2009.
Manning, M., 2012. 'Stone Lithography, Prose and Artifacts series " THE GUNNERS DREAM "', Stone Lithography Print set and Creative Prose and Animation, Margaret St Art School, Birmingham City University, 2012/13.
Manning, M., 2009. 'Time & Being Exhibtion Cabinet', A Magic Cabinet of Artists Books and Artefacts, UWE Bristol Gallery ( University of West England ), Feb 2009.
Manning, M., 2015. ''Sun Bear'', Lanugo Press:.
Manning, M., 2012. ''LANUGO FUR' Poetry Selected Works 2102 M.Manning', Lanugo Press.
Manning, M., 2012. 'Into the Lap of the Land', Log Journal, on main site also.
Manning, M., 2010. 'The Art of David Newton MA (RCA )', Catalogue, one, 2.