Paul Brotherton (BA Hons: Visual Artist; painting)
















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Artist talks, lectures, teaching & community work


(Since 2003 - ongoing): freelance teaching through various artist-talks, lectures, art courses, painting demonstrations and drawing & painting workshops, for; public art galleries, colleges, educational initiatives, arts societies and community arts projects; including;  


Manchester Art Gallery (Mosley Street, M2): Manchester City Galleries Trust; in collaboration with the Friends team and Curators of the collection, Paul was invited to research, select works from the MAG Collection, plan, demonstrate techniques and teach a series of practical art class and masterclass events, in the gallery education rooms, to Best Friends and Patrons of the gallery. Paul’s events:

·         “Art Class: Watercolour landscape painting inspired by JMW Turner” (10th Apr 2010)

·         “Masterclass: Watercolour Painting in the 19th Century” (12th February 2011)

·         “Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites: Art Masterclass” (26th November 2011)

·         “Inspired by Early 20th Century Abstraction – watercolour class” (3rd Nov 2012)


Whitworth Art Gallery: invited by the Curator of the Historic Collection to research, select works from the collection and give a talk on 19th Century Techniques of Watercolour Painting, as part of the Study Day event “Unstable States: Watercolour Today” during the exhibition “Unstable States: John Ruskin and the Truth about Water” (23rd October 2010)


Cyprus College of Art (Cornaro Institute): invited as Visiting Lecturer; to give a series of slide-illustrated lectures, including: to Fine Art Postgraduates (Lempa; 14th March 2007) / Art Foundation & Fine Art Undergraduates (Larnaca; 28th Nov 2007 & 4th March 2010)


Salford City Council (Family, Adult & Community Learning Directorate): planned and taught a PCDL funded inclusive art course to an adult community group (Nov - Dec 2007)


Turnpike Gallery (Leigh, Greater Manchester): Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust; freelance contracted part-time role as the regular Drawing & Painting Tutor, working on behalf of the Visual Arts Officer & Gallery Coordinator. Paul planned, demonstrated, taught and evaluated 86 inclusive, practical art course sessions and workshops at the gallery and on field-trips, to all levels of adult learners, in various drawing & painting media including; pencils, ink & wash, watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. This included an innovative series of courses and workshops entitled; “Approaches to…Still-life / Landscape / Abstraction” (2006 – 2013)


Touchstones Rochdale (Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery): invited to give a slide-illustrated lecture on own work and career, at Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery (8th August 2006)


Nottingham Broxtowe Borough Council: invited to plan and teach ‘Indigenous Arts’ workshops on ‘Contemporary Landscapes in Acrylics’ (12th April 2005 & 16th March 2006)


The Art House (Wakefield, West Yorkshire): professional member of national arts charity. Invited to sit on national exhibition Selection Panel. Attended Board Development Days (at Henry Moore Institute & Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and regular Board Meetings as appointed Artists Representative on The Art House Board of Management (2004 - 2006)


Arc Arts Project Stockport (formally MAPS): City & Guilds 7407/01 student teaching placement and part-time voluntary Arts-worker for MAPS; leading to the role of Associate Artist, leading various drawing & painting projects. Paul later returned in the role of visiting Associate Artist Teacher at Arc studios, researching, planning, demonstrating, teaching and evaluating various drawing and painting projects; including “Arts for Life” and “Inspirations from the past…techniques & perspectives” (2003 - 2005 and 2009 - 2010)


Start Manchester Arts Project (a partnership between NHS & Manchester City Council): voluntary student teacher placement; leading to an invitation to plan, teach and evaluate a themed studio project; “Watercolour landscape” as visiting Artist Teacher (2003 - 2004)



 © “Sunset” (watercolour; teaching demonstration) first exhibited at Castle Park Arts Centre, 2008