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About Stephen Carrick

Employment history

  • 1990 - 2000 Course Leader HND Multimedia, Lecturer B.A Visual Communication, Lecturer Foundation studies in Art and Design (Fine Art), Leeds College of Art
  • 2002 - 2004 Senior Lecturer B.A Digital Arts / Digital Animation, MA Computer Arts, Thames Valley University
  • 2004 Academic programme developer for a new Art and Science undergraduate degree using Virtual Reality tools, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art.
  • 2004 - Present Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


Research interests

My research occupies a wide range of territories including:

  • A collaborative practice that seeks to question the construction of meaning and value within an art object.
  • The development of virtual worlds in the broadest possible sense, from the construction of computer generated interactive 3D animated environments to the development of fictional artefacts and communities.
  • The adoption of traditional painting and drawing practices that are enhanced and supplemented by the use of computer software.
  • The use of seamless interactive video to research the implications of locating images of real people in scenarios where their actions and movements become limited and controlled by an external agency.

Fine Art Interests: I have no specific practice as such but respond to ideas and situations with what I believe to be the most efficient tools to affect an appropriate solution in terms of the making of images, objects and environments.

Published Work


Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Tate Gallery, Liverpool
I.C.A. London
Oriel Gallery, Cardiff
St. Paul's Gallery, Leeds
Camden Arts Centre, London
Derby Art Gallery and Museum
Norwich Castle Museum
Leeds Polytechnic Gallery
Leeds City Art Gallery
Seagate Gallery, Dundee
Dean Clough Art Gallery, Halifax
Cleveland Art Gallery
Bury Art Gallery and Museum
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh
Holden Gallery, Manchester

Key Group Exhibitions

New Contemporaries 1996
New Contemporaries 1986
8th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale 1987

Awards and Prizes

The Austin Merrills Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art, 2002
The House for an Art Lover scholarship 2000 - 2002
Yorkshire Arts Individual award 1992
Yorkshire Arts Photography award 1990
Artist in Residence St. Paul's Gallery, Leeds 1987

Work included in the following books, journals and magazines:

'Art and Outrage' by John Walker (1999, London, Pluto Press)
Modern painters (1996)
Art monthly (1996, 1998)
The Guardian (1996, 1998)
The Tate magazine (1996)

I have works in private collections including that of the Nigel Moores family in Liverpool.


  • 1978: BSc. Zoology, Leeds University
  • 1981: PGCE, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 1986: Diploma in Fine Art, Leeds College of Art
  • 1996: MA Art and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 2002: M.Phil Advanced 2D, 3D Animation, Glasgow School of Art