Ed Whittaker

My teaching interests span across all fields: painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. It is the latter that I have most specialism in having done a PhD in photography theory completed in 2013.

The Three by Ed Whittaker at ArtHeds

I have published writing on performance art, conceptual art and photography. I have also written extensively on photography and philosophy, but my publishing in this field is more limited.

Discipline and Punish by Ed Whittaker at ArtHeds

I have recently been teaching discursively by doing seminars with year 3 Fine Art students at UEL in which we studied certain philosophers including Descartes, Kant and Hegel. I am very interested in how historically philosophy has become increasingly important to art and artists. If you felt it useful I could introduce this topic.

I tend to prefer group teaching – like seminars, but I do one to one tutorials and find I enjoy them also.

I studied at various art schools: Chelsea School of Art BA, Slade MA, Goldsmith’s MA. I live in Bethnal Green London. I have been involved in teaching for 30 years. I have taught at many art schools. I left Bath Spa University where I had taught for 25 years last year. I am currently teaching at UEL.

Ed Whittaker’s work has been shown in group shows at the ICA, Whitechapel, John Moores, RA., Photographer’s Gallery.

In the 1980’s he showed with Ian Birksted Gallery London and Harry Zellweger Gallery, Basle.

More recently he has had shows at the Imperial War Museum and a solo show at the Historial Museum Péronne, France. He has also shown my work at MFF Budapest, and Bollebygd Konsthall, Boras Sweden (solo).

Stacked Kilometre by Ed Whittaker at ArtHeds

Ed is currently preparing for a show at the Camille Claudel Gallery, University of Amiens 2016.

If you would like to arrange a workshop with Ed Whittaker please contact Victoria Norton.

We arrange our workshops and courses to suit individual and group needs. If you would like to attend/arrange a workshop or short course for yourself. a group, business or school/college weekdays or weekends please contact:

Victoria Norton


01206 385635

07817 480883


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