Approved: 13.01.2017

Ian Latham

Artist, Digital designer, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 13.01.2017

I qualified with a BA in Fine Art in 1982 and after a period of addiction built a career in FE and HE from which I retired early in 2018. During my career I worked with a wide range of artists and arts organisations to make the opportunities available in the creative industries real to the students and to demonstrate how they could use their experiences to make work. Over the years I've worked with organisations as diverse as the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, Oxfam, Doncaster Museums and Archives, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Responsible Fishing and the Wayne Sables Project (to name a few). I currently make paintings and sculpture based on real and remembered landscapes that are presented together to suggest non-linear narratives. In 2004 I took timeout to study an MA in Creative Technology working with 3d modelling and real/virtual environments with a view to reflecting the superimposition of memory over place. Initially I use drawing to visualise, analyse and articulate the relationship between form, surface, and memory. I currently have six large paintings on display at Joro restaurant in Sheffield and have exhibited as frequently as I could, participating in group shows with colleagues which I coordinated, most recently with DARTS in Doncaster and the Contemporary Gallery in Barnsley, and entering exhibitions like the Ferens open in Hull and the Keighley Open. I have shown my own work in small galleries like the Brevon in Doncaster, Artscreative in Chesterfield and at Granary Wharf in Leeds. Over the last ten years the responsibilities associated with managing successful post 16 provision continually dragged against the desire to maintain and develop my identity as an artist and I retired to focus on my practice.

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

Biography

I qualified with a BA in Fine Art in 1982 and after a period of addiction built a career in FE and HE from which I retired early in 2018. During my career I worked with a wide range of artists and arts organisations to make the opportunities available in the creative industries real to the students and to demonstrate how they could use their experiences to make work. Over the years I've worked with organisations as diverse as the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, Oxfam, Doncaster Museums and Archives, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Responsible Fishing and the Wayne Sables Project (to name a few). I currently make paintings and sculpture based on real and remembered landscapes that are presented together to suggest non-linear narratives. In 2004 I took timeout to study an MA in Creative Technology working with 3d modelling and real/virtual environments with a view to reflecting the superimposition of memory over place. Initially I use drawing to visualise, analyse and articulate the relationship between form, surface, and memory. I currently have six large paintings on display at Joro restaurant in Sheffield and have exhibited as frequently as I could, participating in group shows with colleagues which I coordinated, most recently with DARTS in Doncaster and the Contemporary Gallery in Barnsley, and entering exhibitions like the Ferens open in Hull and the Keighley Open. I have shown my own work in small galleries like the Brevon in Doncaster, Artscreative in Chesterfield and at Granary Wharf in Leeds. Over the last ten years the responsibilities associated with managing successful post 16 provision continually dragged against the desire to maintain and develop my identity as an artist and I retired to focus on my practice.

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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