Our teaching staff are specialists in their fields. You can read more about their research interests and their experience by exploring their profiles below.
The Fine Art team have extensive experience in exhibiting, curating and writing about art. They have strong partnerships with various local and national organisations that support students in their professional development.
It is important for students to maintain an outward facing approach to practice, and the provision of ArtSway, a contemporary visual arts venue in the New Forest has seen a wide range of successful projects and activities since its inclusion across the MA offer, and affords them an opportunity to contextualise their experiences at AUB.
We also work closely with Arts Bournemouth and are very proud to have Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and the New Art Centre at Roche Court, Salisbury as our industry partners. Through these partnerships students and staff are able to access expertise, support for exhibiting and engage in projects and events such as the Venice Biennale and the Arts by the Sea Festival.
Fran Norton Visiting Lecturer
Fran NortonVisiting Lecturer
Fran Norton is an artist, writer and researcher lecturing in contemporary art practice and theory on various Fine Art, Illustration and Drawing courses to Masters level.
Recently awarded a doctorate (subject to corrections), her practice-based PhD used drawing to articulate the concept of home in the context of increasing human migration and mobility. Originally graduating in Design, Fran went on to postgraduate study in Fine Art at Byam Shaw, Central St Martins, UAL and Arts University Bournemouth.
Her extensive professional experience of working in creative industries such as theatre, film, photography and the music business, enriches the support she offers to Fine Art and Illustration students at AUB, coordinating their Personal and Professional Development through the written element of the MA, the Professional Development Portfolio.