Peter Blagg is a Lecturer on BA (Hons) Illustration programme. His previous teaching experience covers a range of courses at FE and HE level including Graphic Design, Fine Art and Illustration.
Alongside his teaching, Peter is a practicing Artist, Illustrator and freelance educator. He is currently undertaking a practical PhD researching the relationship between design communication and The Uncanny. Focussing on how seemingly everyday pieces of design have the potential to alienate their users.
Peter’s work moves between image making and sculpture developing and exploring production processes such as casting. He investigates visual communication through interrogating objects that are essentially taken for granted. He is interested in doppelgangers, alienation, absurdity and mass production. He is currently developing a series of collaborative exhibitions around themes of The Uncanny bringing together and presenting his research.
Peter has exhibited his prints and books nationally and locally including Leeds and Manchester Artists Book Fairs. He has work in various art collections including the Tate Modern Artist Book Library in London, work in Romania and Estonia as part of the Hibrida exchange series. He has also developed interpretative visual displays for Museums and Galleries alongside his role working with schools, colleges and universities interpreting exhibitions and art works.
Peter joined the BA (Hons) Illustration programme in 2015 and his role as lecturer includes delivering lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops including assessment and feedback for the entire year group. Peter also supervises final year students on their dissertation projects.
Blagg, P. (2018) Making the familiar unfamiliar. Leeds City Art Gallery. 12 May 2018.