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Meet the Team

So much more than teaching.

Our team doesn’t just inform – they inspire with memorable, groundbreaking courses.

Richard Waring

Fine Art Subject Area Leader

The student experience and ensuring excellent teaching and learning takes place is always at the heart of my planning; I have over 20 years successful experience of working in education and within the fine art industry.

I am a painter and have exhibited my work widely in the UK.

I became well known for my exhibition organisation and promotion work in London in the late 1990’s, having curated for the Blue Note (Hoxton Sq. London) and the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art London) Many of the exhibitions included well known contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, Cornelia Parker, Gavin Turk, Gary Hume, The Chapman Brothers and many others.

I have a Masters Degree in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea, University of the Arts London and a ‘First’ Degree in Fine Art from Cardiff School of Art.

I have been awarded fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and have a Certificate in Education, Further Education.

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Simon Granell

Senior Lecturer & Course Leader MA Fine Art

Simón Granell studied fine art at Falmouth School of Art and The Slade School of Art, London.

Curatorial projects include Underground (2007), with Roger Ackling and Eric Butcher, Shoreditch Town Hall, East London, A Machine Aesthetic (2013-14), Gallery North, Northumbria University, The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Norwich University of the Arts and Transition Gallery, London and I know what I like (2015) with Swedish Artist Jacob Dahlgren.  Solo exhibitions include a Sanchez Cotán (2009), Trondheim, Norway and Nov ’07 – May 09 (detail), Projectspaceplus, University of Lincoln (2015). He has also received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England.

He has exhibited in the UK, Norway, Australia, the US and Thailand.

Publications include:

The New Desk – Chapter author
In: Spyridou, T & Appios, V, CakeJournal  Issue 1, Can I have some of that?

Nov ’07 – May 09 (detail) – Chapter author
Editor: Andrew Bracey in (detail), H Project Space, Bangkok, Thailand, Transition Gallery, London and Usher Gallery, Lincoln. (Exhibition Catalogue)

Down to Zero – Exhibiting Artist
Patrick Heide Contemporary Fine Art, London.

Drawology – Exhibiting Artist
Editor: Deborah Harty (Exhibition Catalogue)

Machines’, Garageland Magazine, Issue XVI – Co-Guest Editor
Published by Transition Gallery, London

Ten Diary Entries [2010 – 2012] – Peer reviewed online submission
Journal for Artistic Research [JAR3]

Some Ways to Disappear, Volume I Issue I & II – Manuscript Editor
Co-edited by Michael D. Brown and Josepha Sanna. A biannual publication of new photography and literature. ISSN 2044-4354

Simón Granell a Sanchez Cotán – Solo International Exhibition
Galeri Pluss Minus, Trondheim, Norway
Texts; Stephanie James (Artist, writer and Director of the School of Art, The Arts University Bournemouth) and Josepha Sanna (Artist, writer and editor of Word Matters, a book of transcripts about the interaction of language and art, from the 52nd Venice Biennale). ISBN 978-0-901196-36-1 (Exhibition Catalogue)

In no particular order – Solo Exhibition
Arts University College Bournemouth. Kathleen Abiker, in Text + Work, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, ISBN 978-0-901196-33-0 (Exhibition Catalogue)

Underground – Co-Editor & Curator
Texts: John Haldane (Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews), Loveslaves, Lee Trimings (Artist and Writer), Process by Protocol, Dr. Julie Sheldon (Reader and Programme Leader in Art History, Liverpool John Moores University), Digging, Tania Kovats (Wimbledon School of Art) in Underground, Shoreditch Town Hall basement, London, ISBN 978-0-9552820-6-5 96 page hardback book published by the Centre for Art International Research and distributed worldwide by Cornerhouse Publications). Foreword by Jagjit Chuhan (Professor of International Art, Liverpool John Moores University).

Meeting Place – Exhibiting Artist
Ed. Stephanie James & Les Buckingham, The Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, in association with Text + Work, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, ISBN 978-0-901196-20-0 (Exhibition Catalogue)

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Dominic Shepherd

Senior Lecturer

Born in England in 1966 Dominic Shepherd studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art at both BA and MA level. Among other awards in 2004 Dominic was a prize winner at John Moores 23. He has exhibited internationally, with an extensive record of group and solo shows in London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Munich and Miami and is represented by Charlie Smith London. He is included in, and has written for, various publications.

As well as his practice Dominic is currently co-creating and managing ‘Black Mirror’, an AUB based international research network that is engaged in actively promoting research and practice that explores enchantment, occultism and Magic in relation to Modern and contemporary Art. As well as initiating projects, events and discussion ‘Black Mirror’ will be realised through a series of peer reviewed publications.

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Lee Mackinnon

Senior Lecturer

Lee Mackinnon is a writer, artist and senior lecturer, working in the fields of media technology and the arts. Her research explores the systems of logic and power present in recent media technologies and in the novel forms of politics and subjectivity brought about by configurations of art and technology.

She is currently completing a PhD at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College London, exploring the redefinition of romantic love in light of online dating platforms and algorithms. Love’s Algorithm: The Perfect Parts for my Machine is forthcoming in a collection entitled Calculative Devices in a Digital Age (Routledge 2014). Other publications include Toward an Algorithmic Realism: The Evolving Nature of Astronomical Knowledge in Representations of the Non-Visible (Leonardo MIT Press 2014) and Gaming in Waziristan (Third Text Routledge 2012).

She has previously exhibited work at the Bloomberg Space, London; Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Temporary Autonomous Art; and The Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow.

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Andy Weir

Senior Lecturer

Andy Weir studied Masters degrees in Fine Art and in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is also currently completing a PhD, researching concepts, affects and politics of ‘deep time’ through collaboration with various futurologists. He is a practicing artist and writer, exhibiting, discussing and publishing work internationally, and co-founder of allsopp&weir. Recent projects include work with Transmediale 2014 and The Anthropocene Project, HKW Berlin; Project Anywhere at the New School, New York; The Matter of Contradiction at Treignac Projet, France; residencies with LUX and [space] in London; talks at LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images and Film Philosophy; texts in the Sternberg Press collection Realism, Materialism Art, and Journal of Curatorial Studies; and shows including with Monitor Gallery, Rome; Momentum, Vienna; Loop Barcelona; The British Council Bangkok and Tokyo Wondersite.

Research interests include: artist uses of video, sound, and digital technologies; modes of collaboration, workshops and productions of subjectivity; realist and materialist philosophies, capitalism and contemporary art; relations between theory and practice; time, the contemporary and the future; diagrams; nuclear cultures; panic, knowledge and the interface in the geological Anthropocene; material fictions and the internet. More info. at

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Dr. Emily Rosamond

Lecturer in Fine Art Theory

Emily Rosamond is a Canadian artist, writer and educator. She completed her PhD in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, where she held a Commonwealth Scholarship. Her thesis examined the roles that literary, philosophical and moralistic concepts of character play with respect to contemporary art and, more broadly, to newly ubiquitous forms of social control: big data, “nudging” in corporate and governmental policy, the reputation economy (fuelled, in part, by “World 3.0” businesses such as Airbnb), and credit scoring. Emily’s art practice spans sculpture, installation, drawing, performance and video.

Emily has a wide range of teaching experience across fine art theory, art history and studio. Before coming to AUB, she was Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting) at the University of Kent and Associate Lecturer on the BA and MFA Fine Art Critical Studies at Goldsmiths. Previously, she taught at Simon Fraser and Emily Carr Universities, Vancouver. Emily was awarded a Fellowship at the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

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Jason Dungan

Visiting Lecturer

Filmmaker, curator, and musician. Recent solo exhibitions at International Project Space, Birmingham, UK; and Zabludowicz Collection, London. Included in screenings at Oberhausen Film Festival; Arnolfini, Bristol; and MUMOK, Vienna, Austria. Co-director of the Hex, an artist-led curating project, and member of the band Squares and Triangles.

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