Art Lecturer Czechs out his artwork at international exhibition launch

Dr Paul Harvey, Programme Leader in Graphic and Digital Design at Tyne Metropolitan College has travelled to the Karlovy Vary Art Gallery as a special guest and collaborator of the Czech-British exhibition taking place at the Summerhouse in Ostrov, Czech Republic.

Stuckists in Ostrov is a joint exhibition of British and Czech Stuckists which launched on Friday 14 July 2023 and was one of the reference exhibitions that accompanied last year’s Venice Biennale of Fine Arts. Dr Paul Harvey along with Charles Thomson, Joe Machine and Ella Guru contributed to the knowledge of this branch of contemporary painting, that is in some respects is overlooked by conceptually eccentric schools of thought. The exhibition closes on Sunday, 1 October 2023.

Dr Paul Harvey said:

I was drawn to the language of Stuckism, where I found parallels with punk attitude and approach, which I first experienced in the original punk movement in 1977. The Stuckists manifesto made sense to me: I found it radical in approach. I appreciated the combination of humour and a deep spiritual message.

Stuckism, an artistic movement born in the context of English art history from which it draws its inspiration, has also attracted the attention of many artists outside the British Isles. It has a special resonance in the Czech Republic, which has been greeted with curious and surprising interest in English professional circles.

Diane Turner, Vice Principal, Tyne Metropolitan College said:

It is fantastic to have an academic of Dr Harvey’s pedigree on our creative team. Learners truly do benefit from studying their art programme with an internationally renowned professional practitioner.

TyneMet College has a variety of art and design qualifications including the level 3 extended diploma in art and design, with higher education options available in Graphic Design with Dr Paul Harvey and Fine Art with Sandra Earl.

To discover details of the art and design programme options available, click here.

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