Approved: 13.01.2017

Ian Latham

Artist, Digital designer, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 13.01.2017

By the time you reach middle age you've stopped needing theories and agendas and 
boxes to put yourself in. The career is almost complete and the impetus is for the activity more than the meaning. My wife tells me I should say I fanny about for hours and throw some work together in a few minutes. 
Most days I draw, sometimes serious observational drawing, sometimes expressive gestural drawing, other days I paint or put things together. I think far too much about too many things. All this activity leads to sculpture and experience teaches me that if I approach it with too much planning it will be drab beyond belief and I'll bore myself building it. So I can't say I'm examining the position of the male in the twenty first century or the politics of envy or Catholic guilt or making any kind of comment on anything in particular. Except that I am, of course, and everything else that occurs to me tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

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  • Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire
  • Artforms: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: painting; drawing; landscape; mixed media;
 

Biography

By the time you reach middle age you've stopped needing theories and agendas and 
boxes to put yourself in. The career is almost complete and the impetus is for the activity more than the meaning. My wife tells me I should say I fanny about for hours and throw some work together in a few minutes. 
Most days I draw, sometimes serious observational drawing, sometimes expressive gestural drawing, other days I paint or put things together. I think far too much about too many things. All this activity leads to sculpture and experience teaches me that if I approach it with too much planning it will be drab beyond belief and I'll bore myself building it. So I can't say I'm examining the position of the male in the twenty first century or the politics of envy or Catholic guilt or making any kind of comment on anything in particular. Except that I am, of course, and everything else that occurs to me tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

 

CV & Education

Employment

June 2014 - Present
    Barnsley College
Head of Department of Art, Design & Fashion
November 2008 – June 2014
    Doncaster College
Assistant Director School of Creative Industries
July 2007 – November 2008
    Doncaster College
    Programme Manager Creative Arts
Mar 2006 – June 2007
    Uxbridge College
    Section Manager Art, Design & Media
April 2004 – June 2005
    Leeds College of Art & Design
Associate Lecturer – BA Interior Design
2001 - 2005         
Ofsted (Post Compulsory Education Division)
Additional Inspector Visual & Performing Arts & Media
1995 - 2004  
          Leeds College of Art & Design
Course Leader – College Diploma in Design
1991 – 1995                  
Blackpool & The Fylde College
Part Time Lecturer
1983 - 1990                   
Flameward Limited
     Office Manager (1987-1990)
Design Draughtsman (1983-1987)
Draughtsman/tracer (1982-1983)
1982 -1983                     
Pip Warwick
     Studio Assistant

Education:
2016        Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

2004-2005     MA Creative Technology
        University of Salford, Greater Manchester
    
1990 – 1991    PGCE - Art & Design in Further and Higher Education. 
One-year postgraduate certificate of Education – Full Time.
Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Bolton

1978 - 1982     BA Fine Art – 1st Class (Hons). 
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle.  
Four Year Degree in Fine Art specialising in Sculpture

Exhibitions:
Feb/March 2012
    Ferens Open, Hull
July 2011
    Balby Carr Paintings
    Brevon Gallery, Doncaster
June 2011
The Point
Doncaster College Staff Show
May/June 2010    
Projeto, Silsden, Keighley,
paintings & sculptures (with Mike Bunn & Renata Barcelos)
June 2009        
The Hub
Doncaster College Staff Show
October 2005    
Zion Centre, Hulme, Manchester, ‘MACT-05’ MA Graduation Exhibition
June/July 2005    
Artscreative, Chesterfield, ‘Veil’ Outdoor Installation
May 2004    
Keighley Open Exhibition – 3 sculptures
Men’s Work, Art Link Exchange, Hull – 3 drawings from the series ‘Abbey’s House’
Nov 2003    
‘It takes a long time
 to come back…’ 
Solo Show, 
Granary Wharf, Leeds
Nov 2002    
Stereotoaster – Group Show, Granary Wharf, Leeds