Creative Industries

Meet the team

A warm welcome from the Creative Industries Higher Education team at University Centre South Devon.

Pav Szymanski

Main areas of teaching

  • Fine Art
  • Introduction to Contemporary Arts Practice
  • Developing Contemporary Arts Practice & FMP

Bio

I am an artist with interests in painting, printmaking and video. My current research project is based on creating visual responses to my observations of people, who are suspended in the vacuum of hypnotic repetition. I have travelled the world interviewing and recording individuals, who genuinely struggle with their existence in the context of their survival. I have gathered substantial primary sources and evidence from destinations across the globe.

Research and scholarly activity

Szymanski, P. (2022) Deepwestgallery.co.uk. Available at: https://www.deepwestgallery.co.uk/pavszymanski (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
Szymanski, P. (2022). Available at: https://www.madsgallery.art/item/d4b8152e-850d-4652-a760-a709fb7b2953/artist/pav-szymanski (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
Szymanski, P. (2022) Southdevon.ac.uk. Available at: https://www.southdevon.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Art-Foundry-Magazine.pdf (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
Szymanski, P. (2022) Interview with fine art painter Pav Szymanski – 123 ART, 123 ART. Available at: https://123art.net/index.php/2020/11/21/interview-with-fine-art-painter-pav-szymanski/ (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
Szymanski, P. (2022) Pav Szymanski — Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. Available at: https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/collectors-vision-international-art-award/pav-szymanski (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
Szymanski, P. (2022) Pav Szymanski — Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. Available at: https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/online-exhibition-river-of-dreams/pav-szymanski (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
Szymanski, P. (2022) Uncertainties of Tomorrow, Adobe Spark. Available at: https://spark.adobe.com/page/fQ9VytzHNpWq9/ (Accessed: 20 June 2022).
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Bruce Chivers B Ed. Diploma of Teaching. Professional member of both the CPA and The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Main areas of teaching

  • Art and Design module lead for contextual studies and negotiated research

Bio

I have been involved in teaching all my life. For the past 40 years I have been a practicing artist and potter and with selected work in national and international collections I continue to exhibit extensively.

Research and scholarly activity

My research in the field of ceramics has been documented in numerous books and magazine articles. I continue to present research showcases and lectures nationally and am now currently furthering my studies with and MA through the open university.