Senior Lecturer in Sculpture

  • Academic
  • Creative Education
Peter Hofer

Senior Lecturer in Sculpture with key skills in creative arts pedagogy, enhancing curricula and engaging students. Possesses extensive knowledge and understanding of the HE environment at both national and international level. Research interests centre around kinetic sculpture and installations utilising of sound as a spatial, plastic medium. Exhibiting at an international level.

Peter Hofer


Previously Peter worked in the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University.

Graduating with a first-class BA (Hons) in Sculpture from Kingston University, he then studied on the MA Sculpture programme at the Royal College of Art. He completed a PGCHE at the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, CLTAD, University of the Arts London in 2006.

Peter has taught across several Fine Art courses, nationally and internationally. In 2015/16 he has led the BA Fine Art course at UCA Canterbury.

Peter’s focus for his own work is to use sound as a spatial plastic medium within specific spaces and situations in the public realm.

Research statement

Peter’s current sculptural practice and research interest involves the development of sonic interventions in public spaces within both urban and rural environments, with the intention of altering perceptions of a given space’s presumed soundscape.

The works with sound scrutinise a priori associations between specific sounds and specific spaces, often by exposing public spaces to foreign or non-local sounds, either through mobile or fixed mounted speaker systems. The immediacy and urgency of these works are planned to create a sonic tension, challenging our conceptions of architectural and natural territories.

Peter is exhibiting at an international level.

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2006).
  • Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
  • 2011 – Juryprize, Winterthurer Skulpturen Symposium, Galerie Weiertal, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 2008 – Artist Residency, ERSEP Tourcoing, Frankreich.
  • 2006 – Förderpreis für Junge Kunst. Dr. Rudolf Zorn Stiftung, Munich, Deutschland.
  • 2006 – Travel Scholarship to Tallinn, Estonia, Turner Contemporary Margate, England.
  • 2002 – Bursary Award, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, England.
  • 2000 – Stanley Picker Travel Scholarship to Mexico, Kingston University, England.