Anthony Heywood

Lecturer Fine Art - Theory & Practice, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art | Photography and Visual Communication

Anthony graduated in 1974 from Northumbria University, having specialised in sculpture and printmaking.  He identified that he would need to locate himself geographically closer to Europe whilst also having access to London and further afield as his ambitions were to establish a working studio.

After several years of further study and teaching experience, which included completing his PGCE at the University of Christ Church Canterbury and embarking on research into the drawings of Brancusi at the University of Kent, he started teaching in the further education sector, where he developed a significant reputation creating pre-foundation and foundation courses at South Kent College.

In addition he was a visiting tutor at Canterbury KIAD, Camberwell School of Art and the RCA. During the 80s and 90s he created a strong reputation of working in sculpture creating projects which embraced engaging with community as well as having an environmental concern.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Member of the Higher Education Academy


Study and collaboration visits to overseas institutions:

  • 1976 Guggenheim Museum New York; Berg Collection New York Library; Metropolitan Collection New York;
  • 1978 Yale University; Harvard University; William and Mary University; Bibliotheca National Paris;
  • 1980 Pompidou Collection Paris; Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice;
  • 1979 Brancusi archive Musee de art Modern Paris;
  • 1980 Columa Veronca archive Paris; University of Boston Massachusetts; Sidney Geist archive New York;Turgiu Jui collection Romania;
  • 1981 Christian Zervos archive; Dimitrescu Istrati collection Paris;
  • 1983 Cyprus College of Art; University of Nicosia Cyprus;
  • 1985 Cyprus College of Art;
  • 1985 Dahlem Museum Berlin Germany; De Brucke Museum Berlin; Düsseldorf Academy; Essen University;
  • 1988 Cyprus College of Art;
  • 1997 University of the Middle East Ankara Turkey;
  • 1999 American University of United Arab Emirates;
  • 1999 Art Institute of Auckland New Zealand;
  • 2004 Liverpool University; University of Sydney Australia; Mcquarrie University Sydney
  • 2009 University of Sydney; University Nicosia
  • 2012 Rennes -Lorient -ST Malo and Le Havre EESADAR Uni
  • 2012 ongoing; University of Essex.

External examination:

  • BA Visual arts part-time provision - Winchester School of Art, Southampton University (2000-2003)
  • Advisor for new part-time provision BA - Art Institute of Bournemouth and Poole (2003) 
  • Essex University MA Fine Art and Curatorial Practice (2012, ongoing)

Awards, Grants and Commissions:


  • 2001 The Jackdaw’ Magazine, Ageism in Art - A Critical article on the Jerwood Sculpture prize, Anthony Heywood/Kate Hughes.
  • 2001 Co-author paper ‘Unfinished Businesses'. Published Institute for Access studies and European Access Network
  • 2004 ‘What do you think’ Is this really modern art? Author Kelley Bieringer Harcourt Global Library 2007 Front cover ‘Broken family’
  • 2007 Anthony Heywood sculpture Robert Pardo gallery NY and Zurich 
  • 2007 SANART VE CEVRE by Jale Nejdet Erzen and Pelin Yoncaci pub/ Baski/Cilt; Yalcin matbaacilik Ltd. Sti, Ankarra
  • 2009 IMPACT 08  AHRC and Arts Council Funded in conjunction with Liverpool University, Liverpool Bienalle and European City of Culture. Report published autumn 2009.
  • 2012 Sculpture by the Sea: The First Fifteen Years 1997-2011 by David Handley Media 21 Publishing, Sydney, Australia
  • 2014 - Kent Life magazine
  • 2015 'Making the Invisible Visible.  Artists in Conversation' 1st Edition 2015. 


Research Outputs

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