Staff profile

Richard Levesley


Programme Leader

Richard Levesly at our Markeaton Street site.

Subject

Art and Design

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

School of Arts

Campus

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Email

r.levesley@derby.ac.uk

About

I am the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Illustration programme.

Teaching responsibilities

I am the programme leader for the BA (Hons) Illustration course, teaching across all year groups as well as on MDes and MA courses in Visual Communication. 

Professional interests

I practice as a freelance Illustrator and have been commissioned in Editorial, Advertising and Design, developing advertising campaigns in collaboration with Art Directors, Copywriters and Designers.

Research interests

My research explores characterisation, storytelling and visual narratives. As a practicing freelance illustrator my work is underpinned by my professional experiences. The influences on my work come from real life observations, through media, overheard conversations and my own curiosities with people, dialogue and humour.  The artwork is created using a variety of media drawing, printmaking, and digital media but it all stems from my sketchbooks that I obsessively carry around with on a day-to-day basis.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

 

Qualifications

Recent conferences

  • Conference Paper " Illustrated Worlds ": Richard Levesley & Marc Bosward Spatialising Illustration, Varoom, Swansea Met Jan 2013.

 

Experience in industry

I am a freelance Illustrator and have been commissioned by the following:

Additional interests and activities

2018 Title of Work: Unsavoury thoughts Description:  Greetings card collection Published by Paperlink.

Illustration for Rankin Photography Studio to promote British Heart Foundation, World Heart Day 2017. September 2017, Social media and web outcomes and national campaign.

http://www.luukmagazine.com/rankin-e-i-creativi-dal-cuore-social-per-il-world-heart-day/#

http://www.hungertv.com/feature/25-artists-share-a-heart-for-world-heart-day/

Exhibitions

Thingness Arts research Exhibition, University of Derby Staff Show Title of Work: Unsavoury thoughts. Nov – Dec 2018

Exhibition, Nov 2nd -Dec 11th 2016, The Midlands Printmakers Open 2016, Nottingham, Henderson Gallery, “Inside my head” screen-print

Exhibition, October 2016- Feb 2016, Imaginary worlds, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, Digital print, “People in my world” and screen-print “Brolly”

Exhibition, June- July 2016 Animal exhibition, West studios, Chesterfield, Laser 3d cut Illustration, “the fish were smoking”

2011 Curator and event manager of the AOI Images 35 Best of British Illustration touring exhibition, exhibited at Markeaton street.

Ferens Art Gallery 02/15, Open exhibition 14th February- Sunday 26th April 2015, Hull

University Of Derby 11/2014, Off register print exhibition, exhibited three images celebrating diversity of printmaking, University of Derby, Markeaton street

Wirksworth Arts Festival 10/14  Screenprints exhibited Coffee drop Café.

University Of Derby, Staff Show 2012, Digital prints exhibited ‘Susan, Hats, Bears in Chairs University of Derby, Markeaton street

 

Recent publications

2014 Pages Leeds international contemporary Artists book fair 2014, The Tetley, Leeds. 7th- 8th March.

Nov 2012, Illustrations published in: Editor: Richard Levesley 'Susan 'Derby: published by Wooden Dog Press Exhibited at the Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, London.

Nov 2012, Digital prints exhibited at: Richard Levesley 'Staff Show 'Susan, Hats, Bears in Chairs University of Derby, 

Nov 2012, Wooden Dog Press Website: Richard Levesley & Nicki McNaney promotion of research activity and alumni. 

Oct 2012: Collaborative Illustrations have been produced by Stage 3 Illustration Students, hand-printed and published in: Editor: Nicki McNaney & Richard Levesley. 'Lost and Found' Derby, published by Wooden Dog Press Exhibited at the Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, London and the Derby City Museum and Art Gallery Derby. 

Oct 2011, Collaborative Illustrations have been produced by Stage 3 Illustration Students, hand-printed and published in: Editor: Nicki McNaney & Richard Levesley. 'Noir ': published by Wooden Dog Press Exhibited at the Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, London and the Quad Derby. 

2011 Wooden Dog Press: collaborative publication. Screen printed cards and prints "hats" distributed at Small Publishers Fair- RGAP: Conway Hall London.

2011 "The life and death of my tangerine imac " illustration for "The Observatory" publication, Visual Communication Research Group. University of Derby

2010 Wooden Dog Press: collaborative publication. Screen printed publication "cupboard" distributed at Small Publishers Fair- RGAP: Conway Hall London 

2010 "Flycatcher","Ken di J" and "My Life, " illustrations for "The Observatory" publication, Visual Communication Research Group. University of Derby

2009 "A Collection of beige Thoughts" illustration for "The Observatory" publication, Visual Communication Research Group. University of Derby