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Andrew Cross, Associate Lecturer

Andrew Cross

Associate Lecturer

Biography

Andrew Cross has been teaching at Solent University is an associate in photography and has contributed to further BA and MA Visual Communication courses.

After graduating in fine art at Bath Academy of Art in 1983 Andrew developed a successful career in exhibition curating and worked at a number of regional galleries including Southampton City Art Gallery. He subsequently worked as in a freelance capacity for organisations including the Photographers Gallery.

Focusing on his own visual art practice in stills photography and moving image since 2000, Andrew has seen his work exhibited and published widely.

He is currently completing a PhD with Brighton University examining landscape, memory and photography. Reflecting his wider interests and experience Andrew is also a visiting lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Nottingham.

Further information

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.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Photography

The rising popularity of photography has seen a wealth of opportunity spring up for creative photographic practitioners. A degree in photography from Solent University will help...

BA (Hons) Photography (Top-Up)

This one year degree gives experienced photographers the opportunity to ‘top up’ their existing skills and qualifications into a full honours degree and spend a year producing...