Skip to content | Accessibility Information


I enjoy sharing my knowledge and professional experience as a practicing artist with the students, challenging them to be reflective, ambitious and opportunistic to their own practice.”

Chara Lewis
Senior Lecturer, Fine Art

Gestured (detail) Chetham's Library- image credit Brass ArtStill Life no 1 - Whitworth Art Gallery, image credit Michael Pollard.Moments of Death and Revival, Yorkshire Sculpture park - image credit Jonty Wilde

Manchester School of Art is home to staff from a wide range of disciplines, who are research active and experts in their chosen areas.

Whilst every member of staff has their own unique specialist area of expertise, they also enjoy well-established links to the wider creative industries in Manchester and with an international network of art professionals and organisations.

An experienced team of technicians, dedicated to the Manchester School of Art, manage the studios, workshops and digital suites and are on-hand to provide support and assistance.

Dr Michelle Stephens and Rachel Kelly's new works explore loss of weaving traditions

Vastly experienced designer currently leads Manchester School of Art Research Centre

New role will further support the partnership between the two creative institutions

All staff at Manchester School of Art are practicing professionals and researchers in their fields, either as creative artists and designers, or through theoretical approaches to their subject.

Most staff belong to at least one Research Group within the Manchester School of Art Research Centre, and many regularly work with external companies and organisations or carry out funded research or projects.

Arts for Health, the UK's longest established arts and health organisation, is also based within the School.

Find out more about Research at Manchester School of Art.