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Andrea Sutton

Current roles

Biography

I originally studied Fashion at Northumbria University before securing a teaching post at the University of Papua New Guinea for four years. The vibrancy and energy of this cultural experience still inspires my teaching practice and artwork today. Always a fine artist at heart, on returning home to England, I studied for a master’s degree in Fine Art at Leeds University.

I am currently the course leader for the Foundation course in art and design. My teaching specialisms are contextual research, drawing approaches, material manipulation, and reflective practice, with the aim of helping students to become self reliant practitioners.

CURRENT MODULES TAUGHT

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Crafts:

  • Studio Practice – Final Major Project
  • Studop Practice – Texttiles

HNC/HND Creative Media Production:

  • Contextual Studies
  • Drawing
  • Research Techniques

RESEARCH / SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

My work spans the Textile and Fine Art disciplines exploring both the material and symbolic qualities of materials and processes. My research interests include both drawing directly from life and developing visual ideas in the studio, combining multiple references; visual, thematic and material based. The work has visual references to maps and the observed landscape; they also explore ideas about personal journeys and creative growth.

EXTERNAL ACTIVITY / PROFESSIONAL LINKS

Over the past 12 months my work has been selected for a number of open art exhibitions including Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery and the Church View gallery. I am a member of The Fringe art group and contribute regularly to their exhibition programme. I have also participated in a series of Visual Arts staff exhibitions, the latest one having been housed at The Point gallery.