Paul Vivian

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

New Adelphi Building, Room 6.39


Current positions

Director Art and Design


Born Middlesex 1970 I have worked in Further and Higher Education for 23 years in teaching, programme leadership and management roles. I developed Black Box an international curatorial project space. I hold several external examiner roles and have contributed to validation and review panels for a number of UK Universities. In addition, I am a practicing artist who has contributed to group exhibitions and presented solo projects both nationally and internationally within the UK, Ireland, and Germany. I have published on creative pedagogy and collage and delivered papers at conferences internationally on the subject of collage and trauma. I have a studio within Greater Manchester and previously studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design and Norwich School of Art and Design.


I have taught and lead Fine Art and Arts and Media programmes at UG and PG level in addition to being in Director and Programme Director roles including coordinating Art and Design departments and the leadership of Photography, Digital Film and Media and Fine Art at UG and MA levels.

Research Interests

The language of images and object ontology. I am also interested in the history of and curation of both witchcraft and occult objects and the role of philosophy and materialism.   

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PGCE Post Compulsory Education
  • MA Fine Art
  • BA Fine Art Painting
  • General Art and Design


  • Senior Fellow Advance HE