Lisa Richardson

Course Leader – MA Illustration

Postgraduate Higher Diploma (Slade) UCL, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Lisa Richardson graduated from The Slade School of Art with a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture).  She has exhibited her work at the Serpentine Gallery, The Royal College of Art and the ICA. Her diverse practice includes sculpture, drawing, photography, performance and moving image. Having  exhibited her work extensively , she now combines her creative studio practice, interest in cross disciplinary activity and enthusiasm within her role as Course Leader at the Arts University at Bournemouth, whilst teaching on the MA Illustration Course. She organised the successful  ‘Interpretation Symposium’ at the AUB  in collaboration with ‘Varoomlab’, the research arm of the Association of Illustrators in September 2014. The two day event was hosted at Bournemouth and explored illustration practice in relation to ‘Interpretation, Re-interpretation and Mis-interpretation. 

Professional practice

Lisa is a Senior Lecturer. She is the Course Leader for the MA Illustration Course . Areas of interest and expertise relate to idea generation, curation, entrepreneurial activities and broad-ranging creative practice encompassing traditional and digital approaches in a wide range of contexts and platforms.

Her research practice and creative projects inform her fine art practice and the development of the curriculum and ensure currency and relevance in relation to contemporary illustration practice and the creative industries.

Professional memberships

  • Member of VaroomLab (2012–Present)
  • Member of the Association of Illustrators (2010–Present)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2008–Present)

Research Specialism

Through her practice which includes sculpture, drawing, photography, performance and moving image. Richardson explores and questions the notion of the female artists body. Her concerns relate to the potential relationship between the landscape, motherhood and creativity . Her work is often simultaneously absurd, humorous and poignant.

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