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Sir Peter Blake


Sir Peter Blake's contribution to British Pop Art is unparalleled: he is particularly well known for his use of collages and assemblages. His work is inspired by his love affair with icons and the ephemera of popular contemporary culture, including posters of film and music stars, badges, photographs, advertising and postcards.

He has worked with famous bands and rock stars, producing seminal cover art for music albums including The Beatles, Paul Weller, Band Aid and The Who. He continues to work prolifically from his studio in west London, maintaining his reputation and popularity.

UWTSD’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Medwin Hughes, DL said: “I’m delighted to appoint Sir Peter as a Professor of Practice at the University, Sir Peter joins a number of exceptional individuals who are working with the university to bring their unique and professional expertise to benefit our students. The role of Professors of Practice is relatively new to the University and allows us to work with partners with specific expertise related to our strategic aims who sometimes do not come through the traditional academic route. Through their involvement in our provision we can enhance the access to a range of defined skills to support academic delivery and build upon our rapidly improving reputation for delivering graduate skills in the context of employability, sustainability and work-related education and training.”