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Mr Dale Robertson

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities 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

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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

Key articles information

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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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