BA (Hons) coursesIllustration

Staff Research

Lisa Richardson BA (Hons), Hdip (Slade), Fellow HE Academy
Illustration Course Leader

Lisa Richardson is currently working on a body of work entitled ‘Blood from a Turnip’ and is researching potential exhibition spaces for a solo exhibition of sculptures, films and photographs. This work explores ideas relating to motherhood, the Dorset landscape, Thomas Hardy’s novels and the artist’s body as a site for transformation.

Her research feeds directly into teaching across a range of units including Interpretation of Texts and Professional Contexts, Contemporary Illustration: Practices and Debates and Narrative on Level 5. Experience of exhibiting, framing/display and the issues relating to the presentation of practice informs her teaching on the Extended Major Project unit as well as supporting the growing number of student exhibitions and events that are being organised across all three levels.

Joel Lardner MA, Senior Lecturer
Third Year Level Leader

Joel Lardner is continuing with his extensive engagement and the further development of his professional practice. Illustration clients have included Sony Europe, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian Newspaper Ltd and BBC Radio 1. His current focus is on the development of collaborative work and an exploration of new contexts for authorial practice.

Joel has lectured widely across the sector and has had his work exhibited internationally. His work has appeared in numerous industry leading international publications.  He is actively engaged in creative discourse with students regarding his research, live projects and professional practise and is developing his research into new contexts for illustration with the level six cohort.

In 2012 Joel Co-authored ‘The Digital Art Technique Manual’. It was published internationally by A & C Black (Bloomsbury) and Barrons Educational Series (USA).

Sharon Beeden MA RCA, Senior Lecturer
Second Year Level Leader

Sharon Beeden’s creative practice relates to a body of work generated on site, associated to being awarded an Artist Residency at Cape Cornwall. Fascinated by the notion of a ‘small world’, her work captures the spirit and essence of people and place, in a range of creative outcomes.

Sharon is a Master NLP Practitioner, and is interested in developing innovative learning and teaching approaches in relation to the use of space and idea generation, which has recently underpinned several knowledge transfer projects with industry, and topics for published academic papers.