Andrew Brewerton

Andrew Brewerton

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Professor Andrew Brewerton is Principal & Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art and was founding Chair of Governors of Plymouth School of Creative Arts. Currently, Chair of Trustees of Plymouth Arts Cinema, Vice-Chair of UKADIA and an Advisor to the Cultural Learning Alliance, Andrew has served on numerous national bodies including the National Council of Arts Council England, the Creative Industry Federation’s UK Advisory Council, and was Vice-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Initiative in Higher Education (PMI2). He is a Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Academy of Fine Art and an Advisory Board member of the Shanghai International Art City (SIAC) project. A book-length monograph on his contribution to Art & Design education in China, was published in Shanghai in April 2011. A former Principal of Dartington College of Arts, and Dean of Art & Design at The University of Wolverhampton, his work since 1994 in acadæmia followed a decade in glass design and manufacturing, latterly as head of design and development at Dartington Crystal (UK). An English graduate of the University of Cambridge, Andrew is a poet and writer on contemporary glass and on contemporary art in China. An Italian edition of his poetry is forthcoming with Edizioni Kolibris (Ferrara)