Teacher in Art & Design, Art & Design
Paul Harvey gained a BA (Hons) in Design at North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1982 and an MA with Distinction in Fine Art Practice at the University of Northumbria in 2005. He completed a practice-based PhD entitled ‘Stuckism, Punk Attitude and Fine Art Practice: Parallels and Similarities' at the University of Northumbria in 2012.
Paul has taught Art and Design at Tyne Metropolitan College since 1986 and brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to students. He is currently the Programme Leader for HND Graphic Design at The Creative Studios, Queen Alexandra Campus In North Shields.
Paul has a very high profile nationally and internationally for his painting, with his work having been exhibited at exhibitions across the UK and abroad, including Paris and Prague. He has a remarkable portfolio of work and has become a leading artist in the Stuckism movement. In 2001, he founded The Newcastle Stuckists and has taken part in and curated a number of major UK Stuckist Shows.
In 2012 Paul was discussed in the 'Critical and Contextual Studies' section of the Edexcel January 2012 Art AS Level exam paper. The exam question revolved around the controversial removal of Paul's painting of Charles Saatchi from the window of the Artspace Gallery in Mayfair, London. The reason given for the removal of the painting was that it was considered 'too controversial for the area'.
Paul's passion for Art and Design and his commitment to sharing his extensive knowledge with students is one of the great advantages for any student at The Creative Studios. To be taught by practitioners working at a high level gives the students a real understanding of how the creative industries work.
When Paul is not teaching at The Creative Studios, the remainder of his time is spent painting and playing in punk and post-punk bands, including the legendary North East punk band Penetration.
Why study at Creative Studios
This course is taught in the Creative Studios, on the college’s Queen Alexandra Campus in North Shields. It provides an understanding of the theory, skills and professional practice required to work in the field of graphic design. Combining practical skills, including use of Adobe design packages, with essential theory from the roots of modern visual communication through to urban and street art, this course will provide you with the ability and experience to enter the creative industries as a qualified and informed graphic designer.
Students are encouraged to work on live briefs, as this is seen as an important aspect of their learning. One of the latest projects was to rebrand Northern Oak Credit union, which included a new logo, shown here and designed by John Knox HND Graphic Design Year 2.