Approved: 16.08.2006

Hugh Sanders

Artist, Consultant, Researcher, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

Artist Statement

I am preoccupied by photographicness in the work that I make.

The implication of photography- the “photographicness’ of something.

Not in a direct reproductive way but  a more abstract –

more to do with photographic fragment.


The piece of photographic image which has just enough information to

inform that it is indeed something to do with the photographic –

but leaves one wondering what the rest of it is – to what does it belong –

what does it imply or indicate or disclose.


It has a melancholy –

likened to Barthes espousal of photography only disclosing the past.

CV & Education


Qualifications & Training

BA Hons Graphic Design London College of Communication

MA RCA Royal College of Art

PGCE University of Wales

Selected Exhibitions

London Group Camden Arts Centre                                          

Whitechapel Open                                          

Northern Young Contemporaries                                           

Christies Inaugral,London                                                    

Paton Gallery,London                                                    

Paris,Espace Vendome                                                   

Oriel 31,Davis Memorial Gallery,Powys

Royal  Academy Summer Show

Recent Exhibitions

2015             On BREVITY UNDEGUN Clwyd  Solo Show

                     Elephant in the Room Powys Castle

Photomonth Photo Open Rich Mix Shoreditch

2017             Imagined Space Fake Views ! solo  Bath Spa University

                    Impressions of Wales Oriel Ynys Mon

                    Open Plan  Action Factory  Bath School of Art & Design

Work in Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum

Williams Lea Printing Group                                                  

International Maritime Organisation

Norfolk County Council

Sir Martin Laing

Telford & Wrekin Education Authority

Private Collections in:                                                  

United States, France ,Sweden, Hong Kong, UK and Australia                                                  

Awards and Grants

RCA Travel Grant                                                  

Elephant Trust                                                    

Eastern Arts                                                   

Arts Council Wales

Arts Council West Midlands

Perpeptual Portfolio Digital Residency Print research Department

University West of England 2004

Arts Council Wales 2006

Virtual Award Arts & Business 2006

Photographic Bursary Rhubarb Rhubarb  2007


Publications & Reviews

Arts Review                                         

Times Newspapers                                                    

Artists Newsletter                                                   

Hugh Sanders Paintings and Monoprints                                                    

Oriel Gallery

FAB IV ISBN 1 899999 26 4

Printmaking on a Budget AC Black  Mandy Bonnell & Steve Mumberson (2008)

ISBN-10: 0713673494 ISBN-13: 978-0713673494

A Perpeptual Portfolio. Impact Press. ISBN 0 9547025 0 6

Empty Swept & Garnished. Elsewise Publishing. ISBN 0-9550789-0-3

Surface Oriel  Davis Gallery ISBN1 870797 94 9

Issue Magazine 2013

Work/Space Zine Oriel Wrescam Undecided Space 2015


Teaching Experience


 Current teaching Appointments


2012 – current: lecturer BA Hons Textiles for Fashion & Interiors Bath School of Art & Design Bath Spa University Drawing and Photomedia

2011- current: Lecturer Year 3 Coordinator BA Hons Photography Bath School of Art & Design Bath Spa University

2010 – 15:  Lecturer BA Hons IMO 3 Dimensional Design Bath School of Art & Design Bath Spa University Drawing

2014 – current: lecturer in Drawing International students

(Teaching Award Nomination 2014 Bath Spa University  Students Union)


Full Time Appointments

2017 - Senior Lecturer Bath School of Art & design Bath Spa University

2012 -13 Curriculum Leader Art & Design Shrewsbury School of Art

2006 -14 Module Manager Shrewsbury School of Art Foundation Degree Contemporary Art Practice

2009-10 Head of School of Art Shrewsbury (temporary appointment)

1990 – 2010 Foundation Course Lecturer/Leader Shrewsbury School of Art

Part-time lecture Appointments

 Shrewsbury School of Art Foundation L3 Art & Design ND Graphics, illustration, HND Graphic design

Hereford School of Art L3 Art & Design ND Exhibition & Retail Design

UCLAN BA Hon Fine Art (Printmaking)

Associate Lecturer BA Hons Printmaking UCLAN

 External Examiner Appointments

 2018 – External Examiner International Foundation Diploma Nottingham Trent University

 2018 – External Examiner BA Hons Fine Art Bangor University

 2017 –  External Examiner North East Wales School of Art & Design Glyndwr University

2011- 2015

External Examiner University of Lancaster BA Hons Fine Contemporary Art Practice Blackpool and Fylde College

2004 – 2009  Diploma in Foundation  Studies Art & Design External Examiner Edexcel

Visiting Lecturer Appointmets

Glyndwr University BA Hons Fine Art 2015

Sheffield Hallam BA Hons Fine Art

Staffordshire University BA Hons Fine Art