Craig Fisher

Course Leader, Fine Art, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art and Photography

Craig Fisher leads our BA Fine Art courses at UCA Canterbury. He makes paintings, objects and sculptural installations using various fabrics and textile techniques to question representations of violence, disaster and macho stereotypes.

Craig Fisher joined UCA as Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Canterbury in 2016. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University (2006 – 2016). During that time, he undertook a number of roles including coordinating and leading the final year of the BA course and course leadership. He has taught across a number of interdisciplinary Fine Art courses, nationally and internationally.

Craig studied Fine Art (Painting) at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne and gained his MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (2000).

He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include, ‘Gestures of Resistance’ Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens; ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Transition Gallery, London; ‘Getting The Heart Ready’ at The Royal Standard, Liverpool; ‘Standardised Versions (Rubble)’, Billboard Commission at Bloc Projects, Sheffield; ‘Now For Tomorrow II’ at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham; ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize’, Jerwood Gallery and ‘Stand In’ in The Small Collections Room at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham. Craig was recently commissioned by LOCWS International in partnership with the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea to exhibit a large-scale public artwork in Art across the City 2014.

Craig curates ‘Mrs Rick's Cupboard’, a project that presents the work of contemporary artists in exhibitions in an unconventional gallery setting, a walk-in cupboard in his current studio at Primary, Nottingham. 

Craig Fisher's Website

The School of Fine Art & Photography website

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Craig is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)
  • Member of the steering group for NAFAE (National Association for Fine Art Education) since 2008.

External examination:

  • BA Fine Art, Northumbria University (2016-2021)
  • BA Fine Art & Illustration, Illustration & Graphics, Illustration & Animation, Coventry University (2011 – 2015)
  • In 2016, Craig was invited to be an External Panel Member for the Periodic Review of BA (Hons) Fine Art Course and BA (Hons) Art & Design Course, University of Worcester

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

  • 2016  Selected for international residency at Villa Lena Art Foundation, Italy
  • 2014  Winner of ‘Outstanding Teaching Award’, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University, awarded by NTSU 
  • 2010  Sideshow 2010 Curatorial Commission funded by The Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council
  • 2008  Millais Gallery Commission funded by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
  • 2007  Artist residency, Artspace Gallery, Sydney, Australia, with support from the British Council
    Research Funding Sabbatical, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2004  Grants for the Arts, Arts Council EnglanD
    Research Support Award, Goldsmiths, University of London
    Research Award, ECAV, Ecole Cantonale D’Art du Valais, Sierre
  • 2002 - 2004   Fine Art Fellowship ECAV, Ecole Cantonale D’Art du Valais, Sierre
  • 2001 - 2002   Fine Art Fellowship University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
  • 2000 - 2001   Awarded Saatchi Fellowship Goldsmiths, University of London

Research Outputs

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