Staff Profiles: Richard Salkeld

Richard Salkeld

Staff Profile: Richard Salkeld
Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Art & Photography

Richard Salkeld

Richard Salkeld

Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Art & Photography


I've been passionate about modern art since studying it as an undergraduate so I am delighted to be able to share my enthusiasm through my teaching. My interests include abstraction, minimalism, Andy Warhol, street photography and aesthetic theories.


After studying Art History and English Literature I began my career as an art librarian working at Goldsmiths College, Falmouth School of Art & Design and the University of Gloucestershire. While working at Goldsmiths I studied part-time for a Certificate in the Foundations of Art and while working at the University of Gloucestershire I studied part-time for an MA in Visual Culture at Bath Spa University . I wrote my MA dissertation on the phenomenon of the Young British Artists, drawing on my experience at Goldsmiths when many of those artists were students there.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) History of Art and English Literature Middlesex Polytechnic 1976
Certificate Foundations of Art Goldsmiths College 1987
MA Visual Culture Bath Spa University 1994
PGCFHE Postgraduate Certificate in Further and Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 1997

Teaching and research


Richard currently contributes teaching to MA Fine Art and MA Photography and to PhD supervision; he has also been a PhD examiner.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Richard has particular research interests in minimalism, aesthetic theory and the ontology of photography


Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

External examining

Bath Spa University, Contextual Studies, Art & Design (2010-2015) University of the West of England, Visual Culture (2005-2009)