Public Speaking and Guest Lecturing
Paddy has given guest lectures at numerous Universities and Colleges throughout the UK including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University, Leeds University and the University of the Highlands and Islands, Elgin. His lecture programme covers his own diverse career path over 20 years of development as an artist, designer, curator and educator. He also discusses how to be successful as an arts professional, dealing with self marketing, fundraising and dealing with galleries, giving down to earth, frank advice and guidance as to how to survive the early years as an arts graduate and lay the foundations for a successful career in the creative industries. Paddy also speaks regularly at academic and gallery events, conferences and as part of various public engagement programmes linked to the themes of his practice.
Paddy has delivered artist mentoring for a number arts groups and individuals, most notably the Bradford based organisation FABRIC. His one-to-one analysis and response to artists seeking to take their practice to the next level has proved invaluable in their artistic development through in-depth, yet informal surgeries.