Dr Lucy Renton


I am currently Acting Head of School

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990, I have worked part-time in higher education in a variety of roles, whilst continuing my practice as artist and curator, and engaging in pedagogic research through a number of funded projects. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2004, I was awarded SFHEA in  2017.

My personal Fine Art practice addresses the experience of excess in colour, repetition, and ornament, with recent artworks using an expanded definition of printmaking, drawn and painted figure and line, and appropriated domestic objects and patterns. I was awarded a DFA in 2019.

Academic responsibilities

Head of School


  • BA Hons. Fine Art (Painting) St. Martin's School of Art
  • MA Fine Art (Printmaking) Royal College of Art
  • Professional Doctorate Fine Art, University of East London
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Number of items: 16.


Renton, Lucy (2015) Redrawing craft : archival sources and the mark in the work of artist Danica Maier. Craft Research, 6(2), pp. 307-318. ISSN (print) 2040-4689

Renton, Lucy and Gale, Cathy (2014) Blog post describing HEA funded one day Seminar at Knights Park campus entitled "Collecting as a form of material knowledge across design disciplines: a narrative research method from FE to HE to lifelong learning.". Higher Education Academy blog,

Renton, Lucy (2011) Opening out : a learning portal for the future. HEA Networks Magazine, 15, ISSN (online) 1756-9648

Book Section

Flint, Rob, Renton, Lucy and Shave, Terry (2010) The reflexive practitioner. In: Clews, David, (ed.) Stepping out: studies on creative and cultural sector engagement with arts HE. York, U.K. : Higher Education Academy. pp. 67-79.

Renton, Lucy, Flint, Dr. Rob, Shave, Prof Terry [Contributor] and McGuirk, Tom [Contributor] (2009) A reflexive archive: the development of a digital learning repository for the fine art curriculum. In: Szuc, Andras, (ed.) New technology platforms for learning - revisited. LOGOS open conference on strengthening the integration of ICT research effort: proceedings. Budapest : European Distance and E-Learning Network. pp. 105 -113. ISBN 9789638791412

Conference or Workshop Item

Renton, Lucy, Stott, Laura and Blair, Bernadette (2016) Clarity and consisitency: improving assessment and feedback for students with Dyslexia, extended version. In: TeachMe training programme for Moldovan University Academics; , John Galsworthy Building, Kingston Univerisity, London.

Renton, Lucy, Blair, Bernadette [Author in quotations or text extracts], Stott, Laura [Author in quotations or text extracts] and Ungley, Portia [Author in quotations or text extracts] (2016) Clarity and consistency: improving assessment and feedback for students with Dyslexia. In: Inspire – sharing great practice in Arts and Humanities teaching and learning; 03-04 Mar 2016, Brighton, U.K..

Renton, Lucy (2014) Does technology enhance learning? In: Just What Is It That Makes Today's Art Schools So Different, So Appealing?; 29 March 2014, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London.

Renton, Lucy [Research team member], Postle, Paul [Research team member], Gale, Cathy [Research team member] and Blair, Bernadette [Research team head] (2012) Presentation on Open Educational Resources in FADA. In: Practising Open Education: developing the potential of open educational resources in art, design & media; 15 Sep 2012, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Renton, Lucy (2012) Opening out : edgeless Virtual Learning Environments and student producers. In: Future Tense; 18 May 2012, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Renton, Lucy and Postle, Paul (2012) Getting to Grips: A presentation at Drawing on all resources event. In: Drawing on all resources; 16 May 2012, Brighton, U.K..

Renton, Lucy and Flint, Dr. Rob (2010) The curriculum is out there. In: HEARTH: Le 11e congrès biennal d'ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts); 26 - 30 Oct 2010, Nantes, France.

Renton, Lucy and Flint, Rob (2008) A reflexive archive: a pilot scheme to develop a model for supplementing live talks programme by professional practitioners with student-led online forums. Presentation at Centre of Learning and Teaching in Art and Design 4th International Conference - Enhancing Curricula. In: Enhancing Curricula: using research and enquiry to inform student learning in the disciplines; 3 - 4 April 2008, Lycee Francais, New York, USA.


Renton, Lucy [Artist], Maier, Danica [Artist] and Bracey, Andrew [Artist] (2016) Bummock : Attention /Detail. Bummock : Attention/Detail. .

Renton, Lucy (2015) ArtMasters. ArtMasters. .


Renton, Lucy, Flint, Dr. Rob and Shave, Prof.Terry (2008) The Reflexive Archive: contexts of practice in art and design:. York, U.K. : Higher Education Academy.

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