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Staff Profile For Mr Tim Vyner

Senior Lecturer: Illustration. Bath School of Art and Design.

MA [Royal College of Art], BA(Hons) [Camberwell School of Art and Design].

Personal Statement:

Faster Higher Stronger: 9.69 seconds in the Birds Nest Stadium, World Cup football, street life in Africa, jungle scenes in Borneo, changing communities and architecture in East London for London 2012. I work with a pen, a sketchbook an Ipad and a camera on location. In the studio I make illustrations, prints and paintings for a wide range of different clients. I have published 10 books for children including 'World Team' for Random House. In August 2008 I traveled to Beijing to record the Olympic Games and exhibited more than 70 paintings from the Games at the Bankside Gallery, London, in 2009. In the same year I was elected an Associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society. In 2010 I was in Xi'an academy in China for the Xi'an International print workshop. In 2011 I took part in a Design Inquiry workshop in Montreal. In 2012 I recorded the London Olympic Games as the Times Newspapers Olympic Artist featuring in the paper every day during the games, and exhibiting the work at 'The Gallery' in Redchurch Street with a catalogue published by the Wunderkamer Press and forward by Simon barnes, The Times chief sports writer. In 2013 I am using a bursary from the RCA to document the Mount Athos Monasteries over 3 different visits culminating in an exhibition that will contribute to the archive of a unique place where life has changed very little for more than 1000 years.

Professional Qualifications:

BA(Hons) Graphic Design
MA(RCA) Illustration

Membership of Professional Bodies/Subject Associations:

Association of Illustrators.

Teaching Specialism:


Key Publications/Exhibitions/Performances:

2013 - January Awarded RCA Mount Athos Bursary
2012 - December, 'What are They Like', one of 14 invited illustrators to make a portrait of a celebrity (Dame Tanni Grey Thompson) for a Sotherby's Auction to raise funds for the House Of Illustration
2012 - December 'The Games', Solo exhibition Redchurch Street, London, interviews for 'the Londonist', 'Ambit', 'The Artist Magazine'
2012 - December The Old Vic, '48 Hour Musicals' Live drawing event with Kevin Spacey, part of First Hand illustration collective to raise funds for the Old Vic.
2012 - November National Portrait Gallery, iPad drawing demonstration evening.
2012 - Times Newspaper Olympic Artist, regular features on all formats including print, web and iPad editions.
2012 - June Featured Illustrator, Fundamentals of Illustration, Lawrence Zeegen, Louise Fenton AVA, ISBN 9782940411481
2012 - March Illuminate Bath, Live Drawing.
2012 - March .XML Conference, Bath, Live iPad Drawing.
2012 - March SGC International printmaking conference, University of New Orleans Louisiana collaborative portfolio of prints.
2011 - May Design Inquiry Montreal.
2010 - May Fabriano Watercolour Biennial Exhibition, invited exhibitor.
2010 - October Xi'an International Print Workshop.
2010 - January Featured Illustrator, Computer Arts Projects (Issue 132) - A Decade of Illustration.
2009 - November World Games, Solo Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
2009 - March Memory in Landscape, exhibition at UWE, group show.
2008 - September Sunday Times / Royal Watercolour Society exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
2008 - November 'The Beautiful Game', work from the PFA's collection at Manchester Art Gallery.
2006 - September 'Street Life' Solo Exhibition, New Academy Gallery, London.
2004 - December 'Football Dreams' Solo Exhibition, New Academy Gallery, London.
2002 - December 'Buddhist Temples Football Shrines', Solo Exhibition, New Academy Gallery, London.
2003 - The British Counc Tokyo.
2003 - Highly Commended award at the VandA illustration awards.
2002 - May "World Team" Children's book, Random House. ISBN 0-09-942758-3. Published in UK, USA, Japan, Italy, Greece.

Current Scholarship:

Working with the RCA and the Mount Athos Centre in Thesalonika to record and document 20 Orthodox Monasteries as part of an exhibition and catalogue for the Mount Athos archives. Continue to develop links and public spaces for work produced during the 2012 Olympic Games for the Times Newspaper, publishing work in all formats, print / web / iPad. Developing a series of 'live drawing' experiences using iPads and projectors. Venues include XML conference, Bath 2012. Illuminate Bath 2012.

External Examiners:

Other External Roles:

2012 - School Overseas visit to Shanghai / Beijing / Xi'an developing formal links with Chinese Universities.
2009 - Attending National Olympic Foundation conference.
2007 - Overseas workshops in Japan at JCFL, Josei University and the British Council. Set up exchange programme with Josei and continuing to develop links with Tama Art School in Tokyo and Seian University in Kyoto.
2005 - Teacher mobility scheme with Erasmus in Luzern Switzerland, November.
2002 - External panel member for the periodic review and validation of the Illustration course at Falmouth College of Arts.

Recent Professional Updating:

Last Updated: 04 February 2013.

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