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Andrew Cross

Andrew Cross

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Room no. JM506

Biography

Andrew Cross is an associate lecturer in photography and has been teaching at Solent University since 2008. After graduating in fine art from Bath Academy of Art in 1983 Andrew experienced a successful career in exhibition curating and worked at a number of regional galleries including Southampton City Art Gallery, as well as working in a freelance capacity for organisations including The Photographers Gallery, London. Andrew has been practicing as a visual artist in stills photography and moving image since 2000 and his work has been exhibited and published widely. Reflecting his wider subject interests Andrew has also been a visiting lecturer to a number of architectural courses.

Work in progress

Moving image commission from Thurrock Council for the 2016 Festival of the Thames Estuary looking at the infrastructural environment of the Thurrock area.

Moving image project investigating the maintenance of army apache helicopters with defence contractor Augusta/Westland.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    As well as a substantial track record in exhibition curating, Andrew’s own work has been exhibited and published widely and met with critical acclaim. His first book of stills photography Some Trains in America was published in 2002 followed by Along Some American Highways in 2003.

    As well as a substantial track record in exhibition curating, Andrew’s own work has been exhibited and published widely and met with critical acclaim. His first book of stills photography Some Trains in America was published in 2002 followed by Along Some American Highways in 2003. His first moving image work, also featuring US railroads was short-listed for Becks Futures 2004. Reflecting interests in landscape and transport infrastructure, An English Journey was commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella and John Hansard Gallery in 2004. More recent projects include The Solo 2010 (featuring the collaboration with rock drummer Carl Palmer and produced at Solent University), Mogadishu – Lost Moderns 2013 (a collaboration British-Somali architect Rashid Ali) and returning to a life-long passion for railways, a major commission for the National Railway Museum, York in 2014.

  2. Research interests

    Interests focus mostly on aspects of space, place and time. In particular how landscape and the history of landscape is experienced through the technologies of movement and how these experiences are represented visually in photography and film.
    Interests focus mostly on aspects of space, place and time. In particular how landscape and the history of landscape is experienced through the technologies of movement and how these experiences are represented visually in photography and film. Andrew is currently undertaking practice led PhD research into the archaeological in photographic practice at Brighton University and is investigating the military and agricultural landscape of Salisbury Plain where he spent his early childhood.
  3. Recent publications

    Andrews recent publications include: 'Mogadishu – Lost Moderns', 'Nowhere & Everywhere: New Photographic Encounters with Space, Place and Dislocation', 'One Photograph', 'A Bucolic Frolic: distractions from the Modern'
    • 'Mogadishu – Lost Moderns' (with Rashid Ali) - Mosaic Rooms/A.M. Qattan Foundation, London 2014 (exhibition publication).
    • 'Nowhere & Everywhere: New Photographic Encounters with Space, Place and Dislocation' - University of Plymouth December 2013 (conference paper).
    • 'One Photograph' - Photography & Culture Journal Vol 6-1 2013.
    • 'A Bucolic Frolic: distractions from the Modern' - Mummery+Schnelle Gallery, London (2012) (exhibition publication).
    • 'The Solo' (featuring the music of Carl Palmer) - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2010) (DVD).
    • 'Framing Time & Place: Repeats & Returns in Photography' - University of Plymouth (2009) (conference paper). 
    • 'This Must Be The Place' - The Drawbridge 14 (2009).