Gareth is a Printmaker, Textile Designer and Lecturer in BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design. He has worked as a Print and Printmaking Instructor, Progression Support Worker and Lecturer at the University since 2004. Gareth is highly experienced and skilled in traditional printed textiles and printmaking practices as well as contemporary digital printing, heat transfer and sublimation print techniques. Having studied Textile Design and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at University of Leeds, Gareth continues to develop his design practice along with teaching and researching at Leeds Arts University.
Gareth’s pedagogic research and scholarly practice includes investigating digital technologies, process and substrates for printed textiles and surface patterning. He also specialises in collaborative approaches to undergraduate teaching and learning, which includes external and socially engaged projects and outreach with schools, communities, creative organisations, galleries, museums as well as professionals working in the field of art and design. Collaborative projects have included the Sorrell Foundation’s National Art and Design Saturday Club, Leeds Museums and Galleries, The Tetley, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Henry Moore Institute, Thought Bubble Festival and University of Leeds. His own creative practice has a great focus on sustainable colour through the art natural dyeing and transforming traditional printmaking and screen-printing methods to digital outcomes. His current role on BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design involves supporting undergraduates at Level 5, teaching and supporting learning across all modules through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.