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Research / Teaching and Learning Interests

I have many years of experience within H.E 'Teaching TEAMS - and of writing curriculum design within Arts education.
Research Interests:

The subject of Objects and Memory, Phenomenology, experience and Myth are intrinsic to my research and aimed specifically at the relationships between Society, People, Habitat, Text and Image and aimed at driving new research and content for my own visual practice and innovative teaching curricula, and insights into 'Authorial Design'

Research aims: New methodologies in TEACHING and LEARNING curriculum within the context of Visual Communication and Drawing

I have developed innovative 'Evaluative and Reflective' writing for Learners at Degree and Masters Levels in Visual Communications and advised on BA Art & Design Programmes / recent ILLUSTRATION validations for Leeds Metropolitan Camberwell, UAL and Plymouth University, and Faculty reviews in the UK and Europe.

Drawing and the phenomena and fiction of habitat and histories have underpinned much of my own research activity. Also Prose / Text and Image.
Further details on my research and project links are on this staff page

My own studio work has been shortlisted and selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, formerly The Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition and also for 'Young Contemporaries' at the ICA and The South bank Open at the The Royal Festival Hall. I have exhibited widely at home and abroad most recently at the touring HAY festival.

I have consulted and contributed for various Illustration journals and annuals

Recent / Current Exhibitions - up to 2015 / 16

‘Komik & Kathode’– Illustration exhibition November 2015 /16 –
Co- ordinated and Curated by M.Manning
A homage to 20th century popular culture (Comic and Television) the phenomena of these primary influences on the exhibitors early PRIMARY or INFANT memory – in terms of resonance, colour palette and surrealism. This is also a rare link up between some UK Illustration departments and STAFF

Venues: Manchester Metropolitan, Birmingham City University, Hereford School of Art, Hasting College of Art, Falmouth Univ, Bath Spa University. 2015 University of Derby. More to be announced for 2016 as it tours

Royal Mail 175 years anniversary - Pushing the envelope / Royal Mail Penny Black celebration exhibition: Curated by Neil Hadfield

House Of Illustration Kings Cross May 2015
Royal Mail 175 years anniversary - Pushing the envelope, / Royal Mail Penny Black celebration exhibition:

The HAY Festival 2015, May and June 2015.
Royal Mail 175 years anniversary - Pushing the envelope / Royal Mail Penny Black celebration exhibition 2015:

Hereford School of Art Illustration department : HAS Main Gallery May 2015

2012: The Magic Theatre, MMU Holden Gallery, Feb 2012 in conjunction with the Illustration two day Research conference at Manchester Met’ Curated by M.Manning

The Magic Theatre NORWICH School of Art NUCA, Norwich NUCA Gallery, 2011/12.

Landscape & Memory 2009 UWE Bristol Gallery ( University of West England ), Feb 2009.
Curated by M.Manning