Academic & Teaching Staff

Professor Laurence James Wood

Laurence James Wood 320

Associate Head of Department
Fine Art Painting, Fine Art Printmaking, Visual Arts Theory

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Professor Laurence James Wood

Professor, Associate Head of Department



Graduate of the Royal College of Art, London. Painter and printmaker with over 30 years of Professional Practice experience in the field of Fine Art and more than 20 years experience in senior academic, university management and governance roles.


Currently represented as:

  • An artist by Nadine Fine Art South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Finalist in the 2014 Artelaguna International Art Prize, Venice, Italy 2014
  • Member of UK Council for Higher Education in Art and Design, 2005-2012 and Peer Reviewer for UK Arts and Humanities Research Council 2007-2010.


Previous senior academic posts include:

  • Dean Fine Arts (and Widening Participation) , University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Kent, UK, 2009-2012
  • Dean Art, Design and Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 2008-2009
  • Head of College, Canterbury, University College for the Creative Arts, Kent, UK 2005-2008
  • Head of Canterbury School of Fine Art, KIAD, Kent, UK 1998-2005
  • Head of School of Art and Design, WHC, Watford, UK 1996-1998


Profile Details

  • Qualifications

    MA (Royal College of Art, UK)

    BA (De Montfort University Leicester, UK)

  • Areas of Teaching

    Fine Art
    Visual Research Public Arts
    Arts Management
    Project Design and Development Design
    Visual Research and Concept Development

  • Research Interests

    Please visit;
    Practice based research in Visual Arts
    Pictorial 'space' and notions of 'place'
    Art and Design curriculum in Higher Education

  • Selected Outputs

    • WOOD, L (2019). Night Vision. Mixed-media artwork 2019. Kyung Hee University Museum of Arts. Seoul, Korea: Kyung Hee University and EdUHK.
    • Wood, L (2018). Ornamental Pool of Paper Fish. Acrylic Painting 91cm x 91cm. Shenzhen, China: AIC 8th Shenzhen City Art Fair, China.
    • Poposki, Z. & Wood, L. (2018). Translation(s) I-III: Translating New Territories. International curated video project and original artworks. Osage Gallery Hong Kong. Hong Kong.
    • WOOD L (2018). Bodies In Transit, Asia Remix Mural Painting. Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning, Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen, China: Shenzhen Design Week 2018.
    • Wood, L (2018, December). New needs need new techniques. So what's new, and what do we need to teach?. Keynote speech presented at InSEA Asia Regional Congress and 7th Chinese Art Education Symposium 2018, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Research Projects

    Translating New Territories. International Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts project, 2015

  • External Appointments

    Visiting professor and external sensor (examiner) Bergen Arkitekt Skole, Bergen, Norway