Andy Ash - Artist, Educator, Researcher
Andy Ash was born in Bulkington in North Warwickshire in 1965 and studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. He completed his PGCE in Secondary Art & Design at Reading University, and his MA in Art & Design Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. His work encompass sculpture, objects, photography, film, drawing and installation.
Andy is a highly experienced Artist, Researcher and Educator with over twenty five years of history working in higher education. Having worked in four Russell Group Universities he has strong education professional skills in Art Education, Contemporary Art, Galleries & Museums, Teaching & Learning, Visual Art Practice as Research and Initial Teacher Education. He has collaborated with cultural institutions such as Tate Exchange, Tate Britain, ICA, Kings College Art Centre Cambridge University, Casa da Imagem and the Freelands Foundation.
There are two interwoven strands to Andy's art, research and teaching interests: 1) art education, visual art practise as research and making; 2) transdisciplinarity, collaboration and a dialogic approach. His artistic practice includes sculpture, film, objects, drawing, print in an installation or in situ context. More recently he has collaborated with neuroscientists enquiring about the brain, depression, dyslexia and (dis)location.
Andy is a member of the Red Herring artist studio co-operative based in Portslade.