Gary has over 25 years’ experience in the higher education sector, with a specialist focus in international and transnational education. Gary trained initially as a stone carver at Hereford Cathedral.
A graduate of Fine Art Sculpture from the University for the Creative Arts (1989) and the Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture, 1993; MPhil Sculpture and Animation, 2003). He has and continues to exhibit across the UK, Europe, US and China, from Tate St Ives to The Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing. He was Henry Moore Foundation Sculpture Fellow at Falmouth College of Arts (1994–96) and awarded a bursary from the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1996. His recent solo exhibition, Trace Engines, presented new drawings and prints at AIP Gallery Redtory Art Zone, Guangzhou (2015–16), Rochester Art Gallery, Kent (2016–17) and The Brewery Tap, Folkestone Triennial (2017).
Gary was the Head of International Pathways for the University for the Creative Arts from 2012 where he worked with and in association with education systems outside the UK. At UCA he developed, managed and delivered a range of art and design specific progression programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The courses were designed to support students from non-UK art and design prior learning backgrounds, to develop their practice and academic skills appropriate to pursuing further progression. The development and delivery of these courses centred around key research focused on the implementation of embedded models and methods applied to the co-delivery of academic study skills, English for Academic Purposes and practice based study relevant to the Creative Industries.