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1995Fellow - Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce.
1968-70The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
1967-68Goldsmiths' College, University of London
1964-67Wolverhampton College of Art
1963-64Nottingham College of Art

Career History

2005Founding Chief Executive, University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester. Retired from employment in education 2005
1996-05Director & Chief Executive, Kent Institute of Art & Design.
1989-96University of Wolverhampton. Professor of Art & Design and Dean of the School of Art & Design.
1984-89Williams College Massachusetts, USA. Professor of Photography and Video
1974-84Roehampton Institute, London. Postgraduate Course Leader in Art Education.
1971-73Homerton College, Cambridge. Lecturer in Sculpture.
1970-71University of Reading. Part-time lecturer in Fine Art

External Committee Memberships and Trusteeships

2006-13Lay Member, Rochester Cathedral Chapter
2002-Founding Chair, United Kingdom Arts & Design Institutions Association(UKADIA)
2002Member, Kent & Medway Economic Board
2001-05Policy Group member, Consortium of Arts & Design Institutions of Southern England(CADISE)
2001-05Chair, Higher Education Kent & Medway (HEKAM)
2000-05Board of Directors, Higher Education and Research Opportunities (HERO)
1999-09Member, Rochester Cathedral Council
1998-09Member, Rochester Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee
1997-99Executive Committee Member, CHEAD
1997-05Management Committee of the Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP)
1992-98Slade Committee, University College London
1992-96Trustee, Lichfield Cathedral Educational Trust
1989-92Photography Panel, CNAA


1975-81Chairman, River Scientific Ltd, Nottingham. (Family company, manufacturing and supplying laboratory apparatus and chemicals)

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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