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Mr Robin Harris

Senior Lecturer


Teaching Experience:

1981 – 1994    Visiting Tutor, Illustration Department, Central St. Martins College of Art

1990 – 1991    Visiting Tutor, Illustration Department, Leicester College of Art

1993 – 1995    Visiting Tutor, Hull College of Art

1994 – 2000    Visiting Tutor, Loughborough College of Art

1995 – 2000    Visiting Tutor, Brighton College of Art

1997 – 1998    Visiting Tutor, Illustration Department, University of Westminster

1997 – 2000    Visiting Tutor, Central St Martins M.A Illustration Department

1999 – 2000    Visiting Tutor, Kingston University M.A. Illustration Department

1999 – 2000    Visiting Tutor, Middlesex University Illustration Department

Academic Experience:

1982 – 1993    External Assessor, Graphic Design Course, Harrogate College of Art             

1995 – 1998    External Assessor of Graphic Arts & Illustration Course, Cambridge

Professional Experience:

1974    Freelance Illustrator, producing 3000 Illustrations including those for:

C.B.S., Doubleday Publishing, Andre Deutsch, The A.A., Faber, Honey Magazine, Heron Books, Drive Magazine, Haymarket Publishing, Leisure Arts, Macmillan Publishing, Yorkshire Arts Association, McGraw Hill,  Management Today, The Observer, New Society, Personnel Management, Building Group, Brett Design, Penguin Books, West & Co., Sunday Times, Psychology Today U.S.A., Phonogram Records, Decca Records, Pan Books, Picador, Quartet Books, Roche Products, Radio Times, Sundance Magazine U.S.A., Avenue Magazine Amsterdam, Ellis Productions, North Yorkshire County Council, Sphere Books, Esquire Magazine U.S.A., Sunday Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, Abacus Book, George Allen and Unwin, Management Wissen Germany, Perth Design Group Australia, Campaign Magazine, Design Magazine, Erlandsson and Co. Sweden, Collins Books, J. Walter Thompson, Cadogan Publishing, Hutchinson Books, Illustrated London News, Interior Design, Longmans, Mims Magazine, Marketing Magazine, Manager Magazine Germany, Accountancy Age, Med Economics, New Scientist, Now Magazine, London Daily News, G.Q., World Magazine, Methuen Books, ZombaBooks, Pierrot Publishing, Acorn User,  Psychologie Holland, Pentogram Design, Personal ComputerWorld, Saturday Night, Magazine Canada, Unilever Group, World Medicine, Wiggins Teape, Weekend Magazine Canada, A.N.D., Burnett Associates, B.M.P.-D.D.B.-Needham, Centaur Communications, Career Accountant, The Economist, Esterson & Lackersteen, Euro Business, Marxism Today, Well Red, ElectronicsWorld, G.L.C., G P. Magazine, The Guardian, Intercity, Harpers & Queen, Airport, London Business Magazine, Redwood, Mary Glasgow Publications, Male-Femail, McCarthy Cosby Paul, Vauxhall Cars, Motor Fair, New Statesman, New Internationalist, Exley Communications, Nursing Times, Tyborn Design, Probe Magazine, Oxford University Press, Practical English Teaching, Perception Design, The Viewer, Money Makers Magazine, R.S.P.C.A., Signature Magazine, Scotland on Sunday, Touche Remnant, Ericson Information Systems, Information Resource Management, Uitgeveri BZZtoh Holland, ,The CO-Evolution Quarterly U.S.A, Elemant Books, Bay Leeves Design, Harper & Row, Medical Innovation, V.N.U.Publications, B.M.Z.Agency Dusseldorf, Espancioni Italy, Colgate University U.S.A., Palmey Ellis, Venture Magazine, Savino Design, Chrysalis Records, Excel Magazine, Bloomsbury Publishing, Boots Plc,  Broughton Jacques, O Magazine Holland, Best of Business Quarterly U.S.A., Scribner Books, Whittle Communications.

1987- 1989      Chair Management Committee Pentonville Gallery

Illustration Group Exhibitions:

1979    European Illustration 

1981    European Illustration

1984    European Illustration

1982    Design & Art Direction

            Images Best of British Illustration

1985    European Illustration

            Images Best of British Illustration

            Art of Radio Times

1986    Images Best of British Illustration

1987    Images Best of British Illustration

1988    European Illustration

            Images Best of British Illustration

            Break through 25 Years of Illustration from Royal College of Art

1989    Images Best of British Illustration

1990    European Illustration

            Images Best of British Illustration

1991    Images Best of British Illustration

1992    Fourteen Illustrators                                                                                   

1993    Images Best of British Illustration - Creative Review Award

1995    Festival of Illustration, Touring Exhibition

1996    Images Best of British Illustration

1997    Folio Society Exhibition, Royal College of Art

1998    Group Illustration Exhibitions, Leicester & Hull


1981    Illustrators Magazine

1985    Art of Radio Times

1985    Creative Review

1993    Creative Review

1994    "The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators"

1995    "Festival of Illustration"

2000    Journal of A.O.I.

            "EYE" The International Graphic Journal


Solo Exhibitions:

1976    Park Square Gallery, Leeds

1983 – 1986    Conceived and executed "30 Images Concerning the Universal Declaration of

Human Rights". Works not for sale but to be used as an exhibition to reawaken awareness of these rights.

                              Shown at:

1986    Pentonville Gallery London

            Cavern Walks, in association with Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool                         

            Sponsored by Merseyside Arts

1987    The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

            Sponsored by City of Coventry

1988    On occasion of 40th Anniversary of the signing of the Rights Exhibition at the

            Central Library Building, Manchester, opened by the Mayor of Manchester.

            Sponsored by Body Shop and Manchester City Council

1990    City of London Polytechnic

             Sponsored by Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1999    Exhibition E.I.C.H. Gallery Hull


2000    CD Rom of the whole work with commentary

Group Exhibitions:

1974    Richard De Marco Gallery, Edinburgh                                                                  

1977    Obelisk Art Gallery, London

1977    Asset Art Gallery, London

1978    Roche, Germany

1980    The Moravian in Brno, Bulgaria

1982    ‘Personal View', Thumb Gallery, London

             1st International Exhibition of Polaroid Images England

1985    Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1985    Aberystwyth Art Gallery

1986    'Critical Lines', Talbot Rice Art Gallery, Edinburgh

1989    Miniature Art Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

1992    Oriel Mostyn North Wales

            City of Westminster Crypt Gallery

1993    Hunting/Observer Mall Galleries

            Moving Gallery London

            Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts -

            Annual Royal West of England Academy

            New Academy

1994    Moving Gallery

            Royal West of England Academy

1995    Moving Gallery

1998    Stirling Gallery

2000    Art On The Rock


1986    "Critical Lines"

1987    60 page catalogue "30 Images Concerning the Universal Declaration of

            Human Rights"

1990    Dictionary of British Art " 20th Century Painters & Sculptors"

2000    Contact Magazine

Created website <>

All subsequent work there.

Areas of specialism

  • When kings were tyrants everyone knew where they knelt.
  • Truths change with time.
  • Here the obvious deception is coupled with perception that our secrets are too obvious and our lies require an audience to be true.
  • Trust that I will see your dust gets mixed with the earth. You can rely upon me for that.
  • Existence takes persistence in the face of entropy which hates diversity, wants all to be the same only have one name.
  • Alas all above's deceit, replete with sheet, tedious in the extreme dull as a trope or meme.


  • Foundation Studies, Hammersmith College of Art, 1967 - 1968
  • Dip AD specialising in Pictorial Graphics, Liverpool College of Art, 1968 - 1971
  • MA Illustration, Royal College of Art, 1971 - 1974
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