Peter Day

Dr. Peter Day
22 Falstaff Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2QN
Tel: 0044 (0) 1743 362040 Mobile: 0044 (0) 7855869236

Teaching and Research Interests:

Art Projects – Pictures of My Father (March 2015) Arts Council England Funded, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Perambulist Somnambulist (2013-Present) – Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton 2013
Invisible Boundaries (2007) Bath Spa University Gallery
– (Derby University PhD) Chapters include - Photographic Fiction and Loss, the Domestic and Personal and the Archive. Throughout all chapters I am interested in the continued dominance of the singular image in contemporary writing at a time when digital technology and culture are making the multiplicity of images prevalent.

Art and Pedagogy – Senior Fellow HEA (2014)
HEA Fellowship Award 2009
Art, Design and Media Fellowship
– the art critique and online communities and Verbal Feedback and the Art Critique A Critical review and examination of the use of verbal feedback and the group critique within art and design pedagogy, as seen by the students.
Publications/Conference: How to make a Firing Squad Less Scary: The Art Critique - Pub April 2013:5 The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education ISSN: 1759-667X
A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing academic practice (4th Edition) Heather Fry (Ed), Routledge 2014
4th Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham, 26&27 June 2015, Portraying Assessment

Art and Health - Wolverhampton NHS Primary Care Trust (2009- Present) – I have created several NHS Primary Healthcare supported arts projects using visual imagery/exhibitions as recuperation at Snow Hill 2009 and West Park Hospital 2009-10. A project with dementia patients Cedar Ward, Penn Hospital 2010-2011 explores the relationships between images, making art and therapeutic recovery and well-being. Cedar Ward created a sustainable model for therapeutic practice, this notion of sustainable practices in Healthcare is at the heart of my recent research projects.

NHS Awards:
Regional Arts & Business 'Jaguar Land Rover' Award 2010
Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare and at the Nationally recognised and nominated for Building Better Healthcare Awards 2010
Won the Judges Special Award for the Use of Art In Healthcare 2010
Conference Paper The Use of the Arts in the NHS UOW School of Health and Well Being Conference 14 June 2012
Research Supervision - 2013 Supervising MPHIL/PHD student research into sustainable models of arts and therapeutic practice including illness and identity.

Cambridge University, The Arts &Science Researcher Forum, CRASSH, Cambridge, UK May 17 2013




Professional Standing and Esteem:


External Examiner



















External Verifier

2010 - Present


























·       Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy 2014-Present

·       External Examiner and Curriculum Validation Roles HEIs



University of Wales BA Photography, July 2012-2016

Lead Examiner for 2013

      Bradford University BA Photography for Digital Media

                             BA/BSc Digital Media, July 2012-2016


Advisory Role

Leeds University FDA Commercial Photography, Wakefield College 2013-2017


·       Previous External Examiner BA/FDA Coursework

·             Croydon College – BA Photography 2009- 2012

      University of Sunderland PGCE (Art and Media) May 2011-

      13. A two-year contract due to changes to PGCE funding.

London Metropolitan University BA Photography, External Examiner 2010-12

University of Surrey FDA Photography,

NESCOT, 2007-2011;



External Verifier 2010-Present

·       BA/PGCE/FDA External Verifier Curriculum:

·             University of Bedford July 2013 PGCE Media

    University of Cumbria April 2013 BA Photography and Level 0 Photography

    Leeds Metropolitan University May 2011(Newcastle College) Periodic Review FDA Commercial Photography

      Liverpool Hope University June 2010

      External Examiner and Adviser for Curriculum Validation

      BA Fine Art

      Edge Hill University January 2010

      External Examiner and Adviser for Curriculum Validation

BA Animation,

BA Film and Television Production,

BA Media,Film and Television,

BA Media, Music and Television

BA Sound, Television Production Management BA Media Joint Honours



·       Programme and Curriculum Author and Validation Author

·       BA Art and Design (with Foundation Year): Level 0 Art and Design. Course Launched Sept 2011 Course Leader until 2013 including - validation and programme development, feasibility studies (Lifelong Learning Network 2008/09), management and product author. Course Validated May 2009.



·       BA Photography Curriculum re-write Learning Works the University of Wolverhampton Dec 2009  - Curriculum design, course and syllabi development. Re-writing Photography BA Programme to 20 Credit Modules June 2009



·       Chief Examiner GCE Art and Design and Senior Examiner - Edexcel

      External Examiner FAD Edexcel 2005-present

      Chief Examiner GCE and Senior Examiner GCE 2003-2007

      Examination Paper and Syllabus author for art and design       

      GCE, nationally and internationally. Centre coursewortk   

assessment in Portugal and UK. Steering Group FAD Level 3/4 Edexcel 2009




Career History:


Course Leader/

Programme Manager





Senior Lecturer























University of Wolverhampton

Course Leader and Programme Manager: Undergraduate Photography

Course Leader: BA Art and Design Four Year Degree (Foundation 2011-2013)


Senior Lecturer art and design, photography

Provision of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art and design, including art and design and photographic theory; digital and traditional image production; research skills art and design. Specific responsibilities and administrative activities include:


·       School Representative on EESG – External Examiners Sub Committee, sit on the following SQEG – School Quality and Education Committee and CLOG – Course Leaders Operations Group plus the usual curriculum boards for assessment academic and management committees including Academic Boards Contextual Studies and Art and Design.

·       Supervisory and administrative duties appropriate with course leader and senior lecturer status.

·       Quality Assurance – developed IV programme and provided additionality for Modules where achievement is/was low

·       Long Gallery exhibition space, got frames and tracking for exhibition space

·       MA teaching and personal qualification for PHD supervision UOW Feb 2009


·       Devised a Blog for peer feedback and peer support, as well as providing leadership on support studies (sketchbook) and the analysis and review of the impact of sketchbooks on acheivement




Exeter College

Lecturer in art and design, photography

Courses written and established – FDA Photography (University of Plymouth), Lens Media Foundation Studies and GCE Film and Video Course led above.

Nominated for StAR teaching awards 2006 the Student Awards Category



Part Time



Huddersfield Polytechnic and Huddersfield Technical College, Oldham College (Part time)

B.A Communication Arts, FAD - Foundation Studies (Fine Art and Photography)







University of Derby – Department of the Arts

Ph. D. Photography – Awarded 2007

Title: Invisible Boundaries.




University of Derby – Department of Arts

MA Photographic Studies. Dissertation-

The Semiotics of the Photographic Image – Cameras Take Pictures Too. Awarded April 1992.




University of Exeter

Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Awarded May 2003




Crewe and Alsager College HE.

B.A. (Hons) Combined Studies in Creative Arts

2.1 Awarded August 1987.

Specialist Areas: Photography, Performance and Creative Writing

Dissertation: Concrete Poetry


1991 - 1991 Bielefeld Fachhochschule, Germany. Researcher. Study Visit supervised by Fontologist Professor Gerd Fleischmann


(Art) Publications and


Solo Exhibitions:

Perambulist Somnambulist  2011 – Present

Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton 23 August- 27th Oct 2013

Perambulist Somnambulist Artist talk Lighthouse Gallery 09 Oct 2013

Blog http://ý

Featured Poet Blank Media Collective issue39 Oct 2011

BBC Radio Shropshire Mid-Morning Show Oct 31 2011. Poetry Reading.


Arts and Community – The Heath Town Project.

Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton

Tuesday 18th June - Friday 12th July

June – July 2013





Pictures of My Father 2010

No current Publication

Garden Manifesto – 2009- Present

Pub April 2010 Blank Media Collective Featured Artist

In Momentum-Walk to Work 2005

Galleri Paradis, Bornholm, Denmark.  Summer 2005

Bank St Gallery, Kirrimuir, Scotland Aug 2005

Invisible Boundaries 2002-05:

May-June 2005 Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton. Devon

May-June 2002 the Michael Tippet Centre, Bath Spa University.

March 2002- Web Page of Invisible Boundaries launched.

Drift Objects 2003

October 2003 Thelma Holbert Gallery, Honiton

Helens Seat 1997

May 1997 University of Plymouth

Coloured Squares 1994

August 1994 The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.

Digital Figures 1992: M.A. Work

May - June 1992 Marsden Mechanics Institute, Huddersfield.

Dec 1991 Derby University.

April 1992 Bradford CTC.

Don’t Look in The Mirror 1987

Sept 1987 Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Joint Project with Paula Claire (Nominated for Poetry Professor, Oxford 2010) forms part of the Concrete Poetry archive here and in the USA.




Day, P.  (2009) The Garden Manifesto. Art Book and Personal Monograph




Arts and Pedagogy

Day P  (2012) Networks Magazine (University of Brighton) Issue 18 July (2012) and online journal at

Day P Interview Q-Arts 16 Nov 2012 – for video on Art Crits.

Day P (2013) April Vol 5 The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education ISSN: 1759-667X

Day P (2013) 18 October 2013 Q Arts Film and Interview launch the Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Day P (2013) Art Crits: 20 Questions Pocket Guide Pub Q Art HEA, Commonplace and Speaking Out. ISBN 978-0-9564355-2-1



Articles in international peer reviewed journals and peer reviewed book chapters:

Day P. Verbal Feedback and the Art Critique– (Wolverhampton University 2009)

Day.P Volume Magazine Issue 4 (2008) images from Invisible Boundaries

Day.P (2006 Feb 24) ‘Digital Call s the Shots’ Times Educational Supplement

Day. P (2004 Dec) ‘The use of web sites in research within Art and Design’. Times Educational Supplement

Day. P (March 1991) the Kirklees Media Handbook

Day. P In the Picture and In Sight magazines - Photography in the Age of Electronic Reproduction. Nov 1991/Spring 1992

Day.P (1999) Ski Masks. Images Published July 1999. Proof Books.

Day.P  (2002-04) Artifact Website The Institute for Learning and Resource Technology, Bristol University. Resource Discover Network case studies for the use of the web based research for art and design students with FAD (Foundation Art and Design)




Teaching, Examining, Training

2005-2008 Edexcel Principal Chief Examiner for GCE Art and Design. Roles and responsibilities included:

*Writing and producing curriculum to QCA subject benchmarks

*Setting national standards for GCE art and design grade benchmarks

*Writing exam papers

*Training examiners, HOD, teachers to national standards and benchmarks

*Monitoring and training of a large team of senior and regional examiners

*Providing expertise toward ongoing subject developments and provision for GCE


2002-2005 -Edexcel GCE Art and Design: Assistant Principal Moderator for the South West of England


2002/3- BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design: External Verifier.


2003-Present BTEC ND Art and Design Foundation Studies. Examiner


1999-2003 - AQA Art and Design Moderator.




Other publications:

Invisible Boundaries

BBC Online May/June 2005


Big Issue June 2005


2008 - Berlin Typography Festival




Invited lectures, presentations and panel memberships:



Day.P (2011) The emotional impact of verbal feedback. ADM HEA Creative Learning and Teaching Seminar. Ravensbourne 29 Nov 2011

Day, P  (2010) How to make a firing squad less scary. ADM HEA

Creative Learning and Teaching Seminar. University of Sunderland 25-26 Nov 2010. Natinal Glass Centre, Liberty Way SR6 0GL

April 11 1992 Lecture ‘Photography as Art’ - the National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford

April 30 1992 Bradford CTC Lecture - Applications of Electronic Media

July 4 1992 Ripon and St John College Photography in Primary and Secondary Education.

Dec 8 1994 Cardiff Institute of Higher Education - Presentation of Personal Artworks.

Dec 1998 - University of Plymouth - Presentation of Personal Artworks to Research Group.