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Prof Angus Pryor

HOS - Creative Arts

Angus is a painter, writer and curator as well as being a HE Arts administrator. He works with International colleagues the majority of the time and has completed large projects in both India and Holland.


Angus has shaped the School of Arts into a creative thinking, practice and research-active area. The student experience is at the centre of his ethos and developing the staff and the school environment has been essential to the school’s success.

Angus pioneered Practice as Research at the University, enabling artists, photographers, filmmakers and performers to support international recognition for their research.

He has developed external partnerships in the creative industries to provide placement opportunities for students and has embedded a strategy of internationalisation to create a high-quality global learning experience.

His own practice is invariably enriched by international collaboration and includes large projects in India, Holland and the UK. His current work (painting and curation) is heavily influenced by the culture and artistic style of Ethiopia, paying homage to its religious iconography and the way it is displayed for public worship.

Teaching & Research


Angus is working with colleagues on joint projects and is currently working on a project entitled ‘1 Enoch’ with Professor Philip Esler, to be exhibited in both Gloucester and Canterbury Cathedrals in the middle of Summer 2020. The paintings will have a linear narrative effect on the audience, being created using the language of figuration into an abstract context using the process of post- conceptual painting. The audience will be taken through the journey of Enoch from earth into heaven, giving them the transient experience from image to image.


More publications from Prof Angus Pryor can be found in the Research Repository.