Mr Dale Robertson

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Fine Art Practices Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: 44 (0)116 207 8387




Personal profile

Dale Robertson's own practice has continued throughout his time as a Lecturer and has seen him develop his work towards digital outcomes.  Dale's interest in site-specific art works led him to start a PhD at De Montfort University to continue where his Master of Philosophy studies in Public art and Design stopped. 

Research group affiliations

Fine Art Practices Group

Research interests/expertise

  • Public Art and Design
  • Alternative venues for the visual arts

Areas of teaching

Sculpture, 3d 


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Sunderland Polytechnic (now Sunderland University)  
  • Certificate in Intermedia Croydon College of Art 
  • Master of Philosophy Dundee University M/Phil Public Art & Design. DJCA
  • D31/33 award verifiers award Northumberland College Edexcel
  • 7307/02 FE teaching certificate   City & Guilds 

Courses taught

Fine Art

Honours and awards

  • 1982 Northern Arts Grant
  • 1983 Northern Arts Award
  • 1989 South Square Trust Art Grant

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • 1984 - 90 Tyneside Artist Contact Group, Treasurer
  • 1986 - 90 Greenhaus Artist Group, founder member
  • 1999 – 06 Tantalus Artist Group, Rugby

Forthcoming events

I am the coordinator for Artist Access to Art College at DMU starting in October

Consultancy work

Public art and Design, Fine Art. 

Professional esteem indicators

Other Reviewing Activities

Review of Art and Design books for:
  • 2009 – 2012 Review of Lawrence King art publications: Foundations of art + design 2nd ed, Photography.
  • 2011 - 12Review of Pearson publications: Studying Design at University. The Design Handbook.

Other forms of public presentation


  • 1984 Newcastle festival exhibition of work in shop front venues
  • 1985 Northern mix Washington Art Centre exhibition by Tyneside artists
  • 1986 Six of the best exhibition of work in primary schools along with a workshop
  • 1990 Small works exhibition at Newcastle Polytechnic gallery
  • 1991 Earth-Scape exhibition at Upper gallery Hastings Sussex
  • 1991 Various exhibitions with the Tantalus arts group Rugby
  • 2000 Sculpture in Rugby open
  • 2007-10 Bathing Beauties, Re-imaging the Beach Hut for the 21st Century. 
  • 2008 Photographic competition. Lauderdale house London.
  • 2008 Digital images, Floor One Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
  • 2011 Rugby Open three digital prints 
  • 2012 Ingenious Media exhibition


  • 1984 Showed animated films at Multimedia event Morden Tower Newcastle
  • 1986 Showed animated film at Bath f. stop photography workshop
  • 1986 Art on the Metro poster art displayed at St James Metro Station Newcastle
  • 1986 Series of large drawings displayed in billboard sites, Monument Metro


  • 1990 Dundee festival float for City of Dundee festival
  • 1996 Witness a sculpture situated across a bridge at Tynemouth Metro Station
  • 1996 Witness 2 at Woodhorn Colliery Ashington Museum
  • 2000 Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail 2000
  • 2000 Working on the steering committee, for the sculpture at Rugby Fire Station
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