Paul Brotherton

Contemporary Artist & Designer

CV  /  Art & Design Education

Art & Design Education

  • Cyprus College of Art: 2008; awarded ASET Post-16 Teaching Award (Art and Design); Teaching Practice at the Cornaro Institute (Larnaca) 2007
  • UCL Institute of Education (University of London): 2005 - 2006; attended part-time studies at IOE Bloomsbury, reading Postgraduate 'Art and Design in Education'
  • City College Manchester (The Manchester College): 2003; awarded Certificate in Further Education Teaching (City & Guilds 7407 / 01)
  • Wolverhampton School of Art (University of Wolverhampton): 1972 - 1975; awarded BA Honours degree in Graphic Design
  • Sheffield School of Art (Psalter Lane; now Sheffield Hallam University): 1971 - 1972; completed 'Foundation in Art and Design'

Career CV  

January 2000 - present - Contemporary Visual Artist & Designer : studio based arts practice - drawings, paintings & designs have been installed in more than 40 exhibitions including shows in UK, USA and Europe (see Portfolio 1, 2, 3 & 4 / Exhibitions pages, etc)


2003 - 2013 - freelance part-time Post-16 Lecturer (Art & Design): Artist-talks, teaching, lectures and projects included; 

  • Manchester Art Gallery (Mosley Street): Manchester City Galleries Trust; in collaboration with the Friends team and Curators of the Collection, Paul was invited to research, select works from the MAG Collection, plan, demonstrate art techniques and teach the inaugural series of 4 practical Masterclass and Art-class events, in the gallery education rooms, to Best Friends and Patrons of Manchester Art Gallery (2010 - 2012)
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: Paul was invited by the Curator of the Historic Collection, to research, select work from the Collection and give a talk on 19th Century techniques of watercolour painting, as part of the Study Day event 'Unstable States: Watercolour today' during the exhibition 'Unstable States: John Ruskin and the Truth about Water' (23rd October 2010)
  • Cornaro Institute (Larnaca, Cyprus): invited as Visiting Lecturer to give slide-illustrated lectures to; Art Foundation & Fine Art Undergraduates (28th November 2007 & 4th March 2010)
  • Cyprus College of Art (Lempa, Paphos): invited as Visiting Lecturer to give a slide-illustrated lecture to; Fine-art Postgraduates (14th March 2007)
  • Salford City Council (Family, Adult & Community Learning Directorate): planned and taught a PCDL funded inclusive art course to an adult community group (Nov - Dec 2007)
  • Turnpike Gallery (Leigh , Greater Manchester): Wigan Leisure Culture Trust; freelance contracted part-time role as the regular Drawing & Painting Tutor. Paul planned, demonstrated, taught and evaluated 86 inclusive, practical art course sessions and workshops, to all levels of adult learners, in various media including; pencils, ink & wash, watercolour, acrylics and mixed-media (2006 - 2013)
  • Touchstones Rochdale: invited to give a slide-illustrated lecture on own work and career at the gallery to Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery (8th August 2006)
  • Nottingham Broxtowe Borough Council: invited to plan and teach 'Indigenous Arts' funded workshops on 'Contemporary Landscapes in Acrylics' (12th April 2005 & 16th March 2006) 
  • The Art House (Wakefield, West Yorkshire): professional Member of national arts charity; invited to sit on national exhibition Selection Panel. Attended Board Development Days (at Henry Moore Institute & Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and regular Board Meetings as appointed voluntary Artists Representative on The Art House Board of Management (2004 - 2006) 
  • Arc Arts Project Stockport (formally MAPS): C&G 7407/01 student Teaching Placement and part-time voluntary Arts-worker for MAPS; leading to the role of Associate Artist. Paul later returned in the role of Associate Artist Teacher at Arc studios; planning, demonstrating, teaching and evaluating various art projects, including 'Arts for Life' and 'Inspirations from the past....techniques & perspectives' (2003 - 2005 and 2009 - 2010)  
  • Start Manchester Arts Project (a partnership between NHS and Manchester City Council): voluntary student teacher placement; leading to an invitation to plan, teach and evaluate a themed studio project; 'Watercolour landscape', as Visiting Artist Teacher (2003 - 2004)

1983 - 1997 - freelance Graphic Artist, Designer & Consultant (accepted severance package from British Airways, to re-focus on his Art & Design and consultancy career)

1978 - 1982 - British Airways (based at London Heathrow Airport) CAA licenced Long-haul Air Cabin Crew (B747 & SVC10 / B707 fleets); operated to 55 intercontinental destinations

1976 - 1978 - Mount Charlotte (Leeds) branch; George Hotel Keswick; Assistant Manager