Art Education

1973-1977  B.A (Hons)Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford.
1982-1984  DATEC Certificate and City and Guilds Higher Certificate in Furniture Design and Making, Rycotewood College, Oxon.


1990s-present day
Fine Art Teaching, Phoenix Arts Brighton.
Fine Art Teaching, Evolution Arts Centre, Brighton.
GCSE & A level Art and Design, Bartholemews Tutorial College, Brighton.

2007-2016  Pallant House Gallery. A series of workshops for teenagers to create an artwork to be shown at the gallery. Also leading workshops from primary to adults in response to the Gallery Collection.
2008 Somerset House, The London Craft Fair, a studio day, ‘Fragments of Memory’. Leading a series of projects using recycled materials to create fantasy jewellery and items to wear.
2007 Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham. Leading a series of creative workshops for young people with learning difficulties. The project, Carnival Costume Making, working with the students in the making of Brazilian-inspired costumes using a range of mixed media and textiles.
2007 SMART (Homeless and Marginalised Artists) at Somerset House. Leading three day projects which give students the opportunity to focus on the diverse areas of the Collection. During the studio sessions students guided to develop their own
Work in an innovative and personal direction.
2007  Courtauld Institute, Somerset House. Leading workshops, Giving gallery talks and practical art sessions inspired by the Courtauld and Somerset House Collections.
2003  Scarborough Festival of Youth Arts. Running workshops in  Secondary schools linked to the Islamic Exhibition at  Crescent Arts.
2002  Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. Leading workshops for parents and  children.
1999  Phoenix Arts Association, Brighton. Course Leader Art and  Design.
1998  Bartholemews Tutorial College, Brighton. Head of Fine Art.
1997-1998  Northbrook College, Worthing. Visiting Lecturer on full-time  Foundation Course (3D Studies in Art, Design and Craft).
1996  Eastbourne College of Arts and Technology. Lecturer on  3 Dimension Design Course.
1992-1995  University of Brighton, Lecturer in Art and Design.
1989  Brighton Polytechnic, Lecturer in Art and Design.  Open College of the Arts, Lecturer in Art and Design.
1984  University Museum, Oxford, Furniture Restoration.
1977-1982  St Aldate’s College, Oxford, Head of Fine Art Department.

Selected Exhibitions

2007  Yashar Bish, Brighton
2006  East Croydon, Gallery, Discover Islam
2005  Eich Gallery, Hull, Windows of Change
2003  Crescent Art Gallery, Scarborough, Contemporary Islam
2002  Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, Installation: Fantasy Shoes
2001  Open Houses, Brighton
2001  Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, Open Studios, Mixed Exhibition
1998  Marcham Priory, Oxfordshire, An Enchanted Priory
1998  Rye Art Gallery, Easton Room, Summer Dances
1997  Rye Art Gallery, Easton Room, A Festival of Delights  
1996  Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, Poetics of Space
1995  Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, On the Table  
1995  Westminster Craft Fair
1992  Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, Mixed Exhibition
1991  Gallery 202, London, Mixed Exhibition  
1986  Cleveland Crafts Centre, Painted Wood