Tony Peart is an Associate Senior Lecturer at the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts. His primary role is as a Year 1 tutor for BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Illustation, ensuring our level 4 students have a thorough grounding and in-depth knowledge of both subjects. He also visits many schools and colleges throughout the north giving presentations about the wonderful art, design and media courses offered by the institute.
He has frequently exhibited his work both nationally and internationally and his painting and drawings are held in many public and private collections, you can see some of them here.
Tony has been a passionate collector of nineteenth century decorative arts for over thirty years and has published many papers on aspects of the Arts and Crafts Movement, in particular the work of the architect and designer CFA Voysey (1857 - 1941). He is a committee member of the CFA Voysey Society and sits on their editorial board.
Qualifications and memberships
BA(Hons) Graphic Design (specialising in Illustration), Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Beckett University)
MA Fine Art, Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of The Decorative Arts Society
Founder member of The CFA Voysey Society
Member of The Christopher Dresser Society
Academic and research interests
Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Architecture, Applied Arts, nineteenth century design movements - the Gothic Revival, Aesthetic Movement and The Arts & Crafts Movement.
Peart, T. (1993) The Lost Art Workers of Tyneside – Richard John Hatton & the (Newcastle) Handicrafts Company. The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society. Vol.17, 13-22.
Advisor to the exhibition ‘Arts & Crafts Metalwork’ – Blackwell ‘The Arts & Crafts House’, Bowness on Windemere, 2003
Co-Curator – ‘William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement in the North East’, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, October 2003 – February 2004
Peart, T. (2009) The Fulham Pottery 1932–1965 A return to ‘artistic’ production. The Journal of The Decorative Arts Society Vol.32, 100-125
Peart, T. (2013 ) Voysey textile designs in the Cummersdale Design Collection. The Orchard (The Journal of the CFA Voysey Society) Vol.2, 21-27
Peart, T. (2015) Voysey’s Lettering Designs – The Orchard (The Journal of the CFA Voysey Society) Vol.4, 35-45
Peart, T. (2016) The Furniture Designs of C F A Voysey, Part 1: 1883-1898 – The Orchard (The Journal of the CFA Voysey Society) Vol.5, 5-15
Peart, T. (2016) The Tile Designs of C F A Voysey for J C Edwards, Ruabon – The Orchard (The Journal of the CFA Voysey Society) Vol.5, 78-81
Peart, T. (2017) The Furniture Designs of C F A Voysey, Part 2: 1898- 1908 – The Orchard (The Journal of the CFA Voysey Society) Vol.6
Peart, T. (2017) The Dalston Hall Hanging – The Orchard (The Journal of the CFA Voysey Society) Vol.6
Recent external roles
2014 – present, external examiner for Salford City College, Graphic Design Foundation Degree (acting for The University of Salford)
2015 - Acted as a consultant and designed promotional material for The C.F.A. Voysey Society
2015 - Acted as a educational consultant for the validation of the BA(Hons) Graphic Design Degree, Glasgow Clyde College
2015 - Advised a PhD researcher on CFA Voysey’s relationship to and involvement with, the Society of Designers (later published in the CFA Voysey Society newsletter).