William Titley

William Titley

Lecturer in Fine Art

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Hanover Building, HR202

+44 (0) 1772 89 3200


Subject Areas: Fine Art

Often employing elements of community consultation to engage directly with place and people, William's research explores ideas of location, identity and spatial ownership. Utilizing local resources to facilitate projects and empower communities, the projects act as a catalyst for dialogue and reflection: from archive interventions, documentaries and exhibitions, to private commissions, curation and community workshops

William is research active within the area of art and design: history, theory and practice. He is a member of Collaborative Engagements.


P.G.C.E. Huddersfield University: 2005

MA. Art as Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University: 2002

B.A. (1st Class, Hons) Degree: Fine Art. UCLan, Preston, Lancashire: 2001


Titley, William David (2012) Lahore Chandigarh. Cafe Royal Books, Lancashire, UK. ISBN 978-0-9554693-9-8

Titley, William David (2013) In Situ. [Show/Exhibition]

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International Strategic Partnerships In Research & Education: Funded by The British Council.
This project continues to strengthen communication routes between the University of Central Lancashire, Preston (UK) and the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore (Pakistan), through a series of staff & student skills/culture exchanges, symposia and visual art exhibitions.

This strategic partnership aims to strengthen links via communication through the visual arts by developing and documenting contemporary representations of country and culture. Participants will explore personal perceptions of the UK and Pakistan, leading to dialogue between these two communities and a fuller understanding of cultural differences.

Project Leader: William Titley
Examples of other current and past research projects can be viewed on William's website.


Current/Forthcoming Events 2011-14

  • Touring Exhibition: Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Touchstones in Rochdale, Gallery Oldham.
  • International Conference & Exhibition: Art as a tool for transcending cultural and social boundaries
  • International touring exhibition,'The Archive' in 10 countries.
  • International research project: India.

Curatorial Projects

2010 ‘Lancashire to Lahore’ Beaconhouse University, Pakistan and The Centre for Contemporary Art, Preston.
2002 – 2004 Director/Curator of PAVILION: Contemporary Art Space in Lancashire. 2003 ‘Northern Exposure’: Video Art Festival, Lancashire.

Solo Exhibitions:

2011 - Radar': folly residency, East Lancashire.
2010 - ‘Flower of Lahore’: Rogue Project Space, Manchester.
2008 - 'Home': Print & Video, Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
2006 - ‘Demolition Street’, Video Installation, Brewery Arts Centre,Cumbria.
2005 - ‘Crop’: Digital Media Residency, Greystones, Glenridding, Cumbria.
2003 - ‘Generica’: The ConTEMPorary Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA.
2002 -‘Sorry I am Lost 1’: Trafalgar Sq. London, UK ‘Sorry I am Lost 2’: Manchester Art Gallery. UK.

Group Exhibitions:

2011 - 'Something In The Pipeline': Cube, Manchester, UK
2010 - 'Light, Passion & Darkness' Gallery Oldham, Oldham, Manchester. ‘Lancashire To Lahore’: Centre of Contemporary Art, Preston. ‘Lancashire To Lahore’: BeaconHouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
2009 - ‘One & All’: Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. ‘Current 2’: Re-do Pakistan- The Old Police Station, Deptford, London ‘Other Asias’: Shanakht Festival, Karachi, Pakistan ‘Re-Do Pakistan’: Alhamra Arts Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
2008 - 'In Transition Russia': National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Russia.
2007 - ‘The Lost Artist 3 ’, Galerie Faux Movement,Centre of Contemporary Art, Metz, France.
‘The Lost Artist 2’, New Media Installation, Handwerkergasse at the World Heritage Site, Volklingen, Germany.
2006 - ‘Peace Camp’, Bricklane Gallery, London, UK
‘The Lost Artist 1’, New Media Installation, Galeria Biala, Lublin, Poland
2005 - ‘SuperCity’, Will Alsop: (a reaction to). URBIS, Manchester.