anthony arrowsmith

Mr Anthony Arrowsmith MA Photography, BA (Hons) Photography, PGCE (PCET)

Lecturer | Cert HE Art and Design Foundation

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481052

Lecturer and Personal Tutor on Cert HE Art and Design Foundation

Specialist Tutor covering areas such as:

  • Photography (traditional and digital practices)
  • Film and Video
  • Visual Communication

This includes delivery of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials in a range of disciplines. This also involves advice and guidance on progression routes, including UCAS. Other roles are Level 6 Dissertation Supervision for Photography.

Graduated from University of Wolverhampton with BA (Hons) Photography in 1999 and MA Photography from Swansea Institute of Higher Education in 2003. I took a route into teaching the same year taking a role at Gower College Swansea, teaching on a variety of Art and Design courses. These included A Level, Vocational and Adult Learner Access courses from Entry Level to Level 3 in Photography, Fine Art and Graphic Design. I still hold a teaching post at Gower College where I contribute to the A Level Photography provision.

I Joined the Foundation Course at Swansea College of Art at UWTSD in 2007 and have been a Photography, Film and Visual Communication Specialist Tutor. In 2016 I contributed to the writing of the new Cert HE Art and Design Foundation course where I continue to teach into my specialist areas focusing on traditional and digital photographic practice and Visual Communication.

I continue to work on my own photographic practice, with a particular interest in Large Format and the relationship between traditional and digital processes.

Lecturer and Personal Tutor Cert HE Art and Design Foundation

Specialist Tutor in:

  • Photography and Lens Based Media
  • Visual Communication
  • Computer Games
  • Film and Moving Image

Other roles include Dissertation Supervision for Level 6.

My own research interests involve the continued use of traditional photographic processes and their relationship to the digital world.

Selected Exhibitions I have taken part in:

  • Ephemeral Coast: A Response
  • Collective Exhibition, National Waterfront Museum, September 2017
  • Time Let Me Play
  • Collective Exhibition, National Waterfront Museum Swansea, May 2015
  • Everything Everyone
  • Collective Exhibition, Ragged School, Swansea, 2013
  • VEND
  • Collective Exhibition, Elysium Art Space, Swansea, 2011
  • What Will Be Seen
  • Exhibition of 15 artists, Bay Art Cardiff, 2010
  • RHOD 2009
  • Group exhibition, Carmarthenshire, 2009
  • On Drawing
  • Exhibition of drawing by fifteen artists and designers, Elysium art space, Swansea, 2009
  • MART
  • MA Graduate Exhibition, Brick Lane, London, 2003
  • Tomorrow, then…
  • Group Exhibition, Custard Factory, Birmingham, 1999
  • Thirteen
  • Group Exhibition, Wolverhampton, 1998

My teaching experience has enabled me to engage with students of a variety of different levels, from Entry Level to Level 6. This has helped me gain a good understanding of student needs and requirements at all levels. The range of students I have taught has helped to inform best practice and refine teaching strategies that can be employed in a range of teaching situations.

In my teaching practice I try to involve many aspects of my own work and ideas to inform learning and taught skills, achieved through a variety of lectures and workshops. This ranges from traditional darkroom work, pinhole cameras and large format photographic processes to digital processes including Photoshop and image manipulation. A significant element includes the use of drawing to experiment with processes through non-traditional materials to inform ideas and concepts.