Adrian Lovis

Senior Lecturer Fine Art, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art and Photography

Adrian is a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Video Theory at UCA Canterbury.

Adrian Lovis has a background in photography, as well as a former career in nursing. He holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in the Creative Arts He is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury where his teaching is split between theory and studio. Key teaching interests are in photography and surrealism, informed by psychoanalytic theory, as well as broad issues surrounding the body – recent seminars have been concerned with Photography, Desire and Death; The Uncanny; Bodies and Caves (a joint seminar with Flora Parrott)

Through the recent role of Study Abroad Coordinator he has had teaching exchanges and established Erasmus partnerships in Helsinki, Istanbul, Zurich, Ghent, Tourcoing and Dublin. He is interested in student travel and exchange as key to learning.

The School of Fine Art & Photography website 

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

External examination:

2013-17 External Examiner University of Kent BA (Hons) Photography, HND Photography

2015 External Panel Member Middlesex University, AKTO College, Athens, course review BA (Hons)Photography (subject specialist), BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Product and Design Innovation, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

2017 New sculptural work for the Folkestone Triennial Fringe (in collaboration with Terry Perk)

2015 UCA research grant ‘Shake the Bottle: Contemporary Photography and Sexual Identity’, an exhibition of young British and International artists, UCA Herbert Read Gallery

2009 Arts Council Grant ‘Displacement’ new photographic, site specific work in eleven sites around South East England

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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