The Faculty of Arts at Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Tim Brennan as Visiting Professor. Professor Brennan is Head of the Art and Performance Department at Manchester School of Art (MSoA) in the UK, the second oldest Arts institution in the country after London’s Royal College of Art. Brennan will visit ARUCAD regularly to present talks, master classes and workshops to our students and the creative communities in Cyprus.
This appointment further consolidates our new double-degree partnership programme between ARUCAD and MSoA with both parties looking forward to new creative collaborations among the two institutions.
Brennan is an independent well known artist who regularly exhibits his work and performances on the international stage. His doctorate focused on the methodology he developed surrounding the use of the guided walk form to investigate our relations to place and history in new and imaginative ways.
His artistic practice lies in the area of art’s politicised relationship to space, place, writing, image making, archives, performance and artist editions. He has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years, including the 50th and 54th Venice Biennales, Interzone Performance Biennale in Quebec, Canada and The British Museum, London. He has published extensively in multiple academic journals. He was shortlisted for the UK’s Northern Arts Prize in 2007.
Brennan’s contribution to the landscape of art education is instrumental. In the 1990s he established BA Visual Performance at the influential art college at Dartington and then MA Curating at Goldsmiths, London. Since 2000, he has developed, taught and led new programmes as a Lecturer, Head of Department, and Associate Dean at the University of Sunderland and as Professor of Art, and Director of Pre-Doctoral Studies at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand.
Brennan said: “I am very much looking forward to contributing to their dynamic and rapid development as the leading art and design university within Cyprus and to their growing importance both in Turkey and internationally.”