LECTURING

Victoria & Albert Museum 
High Art: Visual Representations of the Underground
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One-hour presentation on psychedelic graphics delivered as part of the V&A’s ‘Lunchtime Lectures’ strand and within the context of the exhibition ‘You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970’. (16/11/16)

University of Chester
A presentation which detailed the various strands of my creative practice with a view to demonstrating how flexibility and a willingness to diversify your skill set can help sustain a creative career. (11/11/16)

University of Sussex
Musedelica: Symposium on Psychedelic Music

Presentation of paper ‘Our Music is Red With Purple Flashes: The Visual Representation of Psychedelia’ at the two-day symposium which drew academics from across the globe to the University of Sussex to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to psychedelic music. (14/6/16)

University of Essex 
Presentation on subcultural graphic art delivered to academics and PhD students at the university’s School of Philosophy and Art History. (24/2/16)

University of the Arts, Norwich
Lecture on the graphic art of the punk and psychedelic eras and the links between them, delivered to undergraduate art and design students. (28/1/16)

University of Chester
A presentation, at the invitation of the student-led Creative Mornings group, which charted my own growing awareness of both the practical and theoretical elements of graphic design through the publication of my own magazine, and the writing of the book The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History. (26/3/15)

Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester
The Graphic Art of the Underground: From Psychedelia to Punk

Not so much a lecture as an on-stage conversation with former Hacienda DJ, Dave Haslam, focusing on a specific aspect of the book The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History. A hugely successful evening attended by over 100 people. (27/10/14)

Cornerhouse Arts Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester
Introduction to Contemporary Visual Art: Beyond the Counterculture

A series of six two-hour presentations which explored notions of counterculture with reference to the visual legacy of a series of subcultures and underground youth movements which have risen to prominence in Western pop culture since the early 1960s. The research undertaken for this series subsequent went on to form the basis of the book, The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History. (19/1/12 – 20/2/12)