Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader
MA Subject Tutor
Steven Paige is the Programme Leader on Plymouth College of Art's BA (Hons) Fine Art course and Subject Leader on the MA Fine Art programme.
He maintains his practice as an artist, incorporating installation, video, print, performance, drawing and artist publishing. He explores ideas around instruction, and how the body can engage with recent and historic artefacts to generate new knowledge. He attempts to reanimate historic sources through re-enactment strategies where repeating, rhythm, memory and failure test how and when we do and don't learn. Recent practice research has been in exploring moving image archives and their potential in art making - drawn both from analogue and digital sources.
He is keenly interested in the voice of the artist, and how this manifests in research, practice, writing, events, dialogues through commissions, online projects, residential exchanges, curatorial projects and artist-led activity. He has also worked and has strong relationships with galleries and cultural organisations across the South West, including Tate St Ives, Newlyn and Exchange Gallery, KARST, Back Lane West, Plymouth Arts Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Arnolfini and Spike Island.
Recent projects & exhibitions include AHRC IPS Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, 2017, We Lost Our Tails, Proto Gallery / M E N, Hoboken New Jersey, USA, 2016, Let's Go Bowling, Plymouth Arts Centre, UK, 2016, Plymouth Contemporary Open, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, UK, 2016, A Treatise on Beasts (after Physiologus), Forum, Exeter University, UK, 2015, Moral Development, Motorcade Flashparade, BV Studios, Bristol, UK, 2013.
Steven has a BA (Hons) and MA in Fine Art and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He currently sits on the AIR Council, an advisory committee to a-n's The Artist Information Company and will complete his AHRC 3D3 Practice Research PhD at Plymouth University in 2018.
Huma completed her BFA at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 1995, and her MFA at Transart Institute, Berlin, in 2010.
Huma is a visual artist whose practice navigates the border of fact and fiction. She works with sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting, creating material juxtapositions which are attentive to the absurd, and question notions of ‘certainty’, and ‘truth’, through the use of digital imaging, reanimating objects through taxidermy, or creating clumsy, hybrid objects. The often awkward and scruffy artworks imbue a deliberate anti-heroism, playing out ironically, or sometimes comically, in her works, addressing perceptions of ageing and isolation, urban expansion and its related follies, and dust and geckos, as chronic domestic threats. Her participation in recent exhibitions includes “The Great Game”, Iranian Pavillion, Venice Biennale 2015, “Burning Down the House”, 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, “Extra|Ordinary”, Dubai, 2013, “Twilight”, a solo show at Project 88, Mumbai, India, 2011, “The Rising Tide”, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, 2010, “Where three Dreams Cross”. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2010, “The Empire Strikes Back”, The Saatchi Gallery, 2010 and “Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, at Asia Society, NY, 2009.
Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts, BNU, Lahore from 2003-2015. Visiting artist on the BFA Program, at Goldsmiths College between 2015-17, Associate Lecturer UWE, Bristol during 2017, and currently Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art, at Plymouth College of Art, UK.
Antigoni Pasidi is a visual artist and fine art lecturer. Her work and research examines the element of staging in contemporary sculptural practice. She works across diverse media and disciplines combining objects, installations and moving image into ad hoc stages; architectural models interplay with artificial landscapes, meticulous craft is in dialogue with makeshift, DIY structures.
Pasidi trained in Painting and Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece (graduated 2003). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Central St Martins College in London (2004) funded by the Lilian Voudouri Foundation. In 2013 she obtained a PhD from the Department of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London for the doctoral project titled ‘Staging the Encounter: The Work of Art as a Stage,’ funded by the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation (IKY).
She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally (exhibitions include Disruption, RCA Research Biennial in London in 2013, Denkmal von Hampstead nach Bern at Fenster Gallery in Bern in 2013, Dermatographies at the Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum in Athens, 2007 and The Partisans of the Biedermeier at the Toihaus Theater in Salzburg in 2005). She has published several articles on artistic research. In 2010 she was sculptor in residence at the Andreas Syggros Moulage Museum in Athens and in 2013 she was artist in residence at the PROGR Zentrum in Bern, Switzerland. She has produced site-specific work for museums as well as commissioned projects for theatrical productions.
In her current role she teaches studio, professional practice and contextual modules across our Fine Art and Painting, Drawing and Printmaking BA and MA programmes.
Sarah King is a visual artist and lecturer.
Sarah has two roles at Plymouth College of Art - as BA (Hons) Fine Art Lecturer, and as Lecturer for our Extended BA. Sarah is passionate about the dialogue of practice and the richness of sharing, debating and questioning to bring dynamic and live making and thinking to the studio.
Sarah's work and research explores memory; remembering and forgetting through documenting and collecting traces of repeated acts of daily life. Work is often ephemeral, momentary and fleeting.
Archivist of the everyday, Sarah records thoughts through the marking off of time, using marks for re-mapping, scoring repeated sound, and searching for a presence of silence. She works in soft sculpture, sound installation, photography and expanded fields of drawing.
Recent projects and exhibitions include: 2019 Tiny Sketchbook Project, London, Paris, New York, 2019 Hidden- Fringe Arts Bath Festival, 2018 Royal West Academy, Bristol, 2018 Institut Fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin, 2017 May Day, May Day, Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol, 2012 Specular, KARST, Plymouth, 2012 TRACE, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, 2011 ‘Satori’ Performance drawing, Goldener Saalkun Shaus Tacheles, Berlin
Sarah has a BA (Hons) and an MA in Fine Art from Plymouth University, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Previously, Sarah worked as a coordinator for art journal Proof and for artist website company www.isendyouthis.com. She worked as an associate Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme at Plymouth University for two years before joining Plymouth College of Art as a lecturer in 2013.
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