Ian Starsmore

1964-68 BA Hons Fine Art, Reading University.
1969-70 MA Art and Design History, Sussex University.

1970-75 Lecturer in Art and Design, Leeds Polytechnic.
1975-96 Head of Department of Cultural Studies, Norwich School of Art and Design.
1996-07 Lecturer for the Open University – MA Popular Culture and BA Hons Art and its Histories.
2000-08 Part-time lecturer and tutor, Norwich School of Art and Design.
2000- Present Tutor at Glion. Switzerland.

Recent exhibitions and events

During July and August 2011, 20 silver and copper houses and towers were exhibited at the annual Salthouse exhibition and a 24ft Silver Birch Ladder construction was sited on Cley Marshes.  From September 2011, Starsmore’s 24ft Silver Birch Ladder transfers from the Marshes to Norwich Cathedral, with a simultaneous exhibition of 12 small ladders in 12 Norfolk churches.

Starsmore has also exhibited at the London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts; The New York Print Fair, Park Avenue Armory; 18|21 Gallery, Norwich; Salthouse 2009 (Poems, Prints, Constructions); Oxford Book Fair; Withers Gallery, Norfolk.

Poems and prints in collection British Library
Poetry South Bank/Tabla
Readings at Norwich and Fribourg (Switzerland)
Introductory talk for the work of Ana Maria Pacheco at the Aldeburgh Festival
Web-based article on Taylor Trumpets
Articles for Nordic Sounds, Copenhagen
Review Article, Kulturbro. Copenhagen
Text on the work of Ana Maria Pacheco – The Banquet
Catalogue essay: Ana Maria Pacheco ‘Inventing the Black Powder':
Art and Education. Published by Pratt Contemporary
Textiles. British Crafts Council article
Crafts Council: Article Tapestry Workshops; Nuremberg and Edinburgh
Deidre Amsden; Soweto Report
Catalogue for Spitting Image Touring Workshop Exhibition
Catalogue for Thursford Museum
Theatre of Images: Marta Rogoyska, Crafts Council
Fireworks, Crafts Council
Series of articles for Art Review
Steam at Thursford. David and Charles
Articles in Time Out; Photography in Observer Colour Supplement
The Fairground, Whitechapel Art Gallery
English Fairs, Thames and Hudson


Poetry Pamphlet


Ladder in the Cathedral










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