Martin Thomas

Personal statement

Martin is subject leader for Multidisciplinary Arts and course leader for Creative Arts Practice, in the field of Art within the School of Art and Design.

Martin’s teaching specialism is photography and digital media.

His current practice uses a range of media (lens based, written, aural and performative) to question and reflect on the roles of representation and language in contemporary culture, and the manner by which they influence and construct (or obstruct?) our understanding and experience of the world.

He is particularly interested in ways in which contemporary culture represents and constructs the 'natural world'.

He has exhibited in the UK and overseas and his work is held in private collections.

Before lecturing full time he has worked commercially as a designer for a leading UK design company, a theatre photographer and a shepherd.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Visual and Performing Arts (Fine Art and Drama)
  • MA Visual Culture (Fine Art Route).


  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Sound
  • Publishing
  • Professional Practice.

Other external roles

  • Link Tutor Weston College.

Areas of expertise

  • Photography
  • Video
  • Sound
  • Artists' books.

Areas of research supervision

Martin Thomas is interested in supervising students in Fine Art Photographic Practice.

Consultancies, business and enterprise work

  • The Bromley Trust (2004 - 2006)
  • Digital Print Consultant Royal Academy (2009).


  • Moby Dick Big Read (2012).

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Provenance : exhibition and symposium

Atkinson, N, Cockayne, A, Thomas, M. and Neudecker, M (2010) Provenance : exhibition and symposium. Wunderkammer Press, Bath. ISBN 9780956646200

Some animals

Thomas, M. (2011) Some animals.


Thomas, M. (2009) Disasters.

Cliffe marshes

Thomas, M. (2008) Cliffe marshes.


Thomas, M. (2008) ritten.

Place to place - Four Limited edition artist's books

Thomas, M. (2008) Place to place - Four Limited edition artist's books.

DuoMoon (for the Moby Dick Big Read)

Thomas, M. (2012) DuoMoon (for the Moby Dick Big Read).

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