Wolverhampton School of Art

Mr Ian Madeley

Senior Lecturer, Visual Communication

Ian Madeley 2
Email address: I.J.Madeley@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321937 Location: MK302 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: Wolverhampton School of Art Est. 1851 Areas of expertise: conceptual thinking, idea generation, Illustration, photography, film


Ians early art and design practice was concerned with drawing, illustration and printmaking, he graduated from Liverpool Polytechnic with a B.A. Hons in Graphic Design, and after completing a Postgraduate Art Teaching Certificate worked briefly in Further Education, Design Consultancy and Training before contributing to the establishment of Design for Screen programmes at the University. Since completing an MA with Distinction in Media Arts his practice has become increasingly directed to the production of short film.

Research interests

Interests Include experimental practice, exploration of territory between photography and film, installation, sound, and performance led actions. Research practice has been informed by looking again at domestic space and the initiation of object re-viewings through re-presentation of the routines and spaces and in which they are reconsidered.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy


  • 2010 Coventry University MA with Distinction in Media Arts
  • 1986 South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education Postgraduate Art Teaching Certificate
  • 1983 Liverpool Polytechnic BA (Hons) First Class Graphic Design


  • (2012) - “Looking Again: Emerging Practice in Domestic Space” 3rd Global Conference Space & Place Exploring Critical Issues, Mansfield College Oxford
  • (2013) - 3rd Global Conference Space & Place Exploring Critical Issues, e-book Inter-Disciplinary Press Oxford, pp. 111-117

Experience in industry

  • 1990-2017 University of Wolverhampton Senior Lecturer Visual Communication
  • 1987-1990 Solihull College Lecturer in Art & Design
  • 1984-1985 Dudley College Visiting Lecturer Graphic Design & Photography
  • 1988-89 Training and Consultancy Publishing Design

External Academic Involvement:

  • 2006-2007 Han Chiang College Malaysia External Examiner, Digital Communication Design
  • 2005 Shanghai University Digital Arts Lecturing Residency


  • 2010 Interim: Video Installation Blink Gallery Coventry
  • Spaces Actions: Inside; Video Installation Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry
  • Spaces Actions: Video Installation Inside Outside Festival; The Edge Birmingham
  • Travelator Sequence Stills: Projected Film Worcester Contemporary Art Open

Group Exhibition Curation/Screenings

  • 2011 Waiting One Minute Film Shorts Lighthouse Cinema
  • 2012 Object Story Custard Factory Digbeth
  • 2015 We Are Park Bessant Gallery School of Art
  • 2016 Kiss Bessant Gallery School of Art Wolverhampton Artsfest