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Visual Art Advisor   DEREK MARKS

       Derek has held at least nine solo exhibitions in the UK.  His work has been included in three Two Person exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. Derek spent much of 2016-2017 writing a book entitled Legacies: Arts & Culture - A Personal Journey. The book received rave reviews when it was first published.  Derek has spent considerable time in Hong Kong as an educator and painter.  As an art advisor to HKIYAS, he hopes to use his experience and knowledge in the international art scene to help and nurture young students.


1979-82   BA Fine Art (First Class Honors), Goldsmiths College of Art, England

1978-79   Foundation: Chelsea School of Art, London



2012 Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Design Institute

1997-2011 Associate Lecturer, University of Arts, London

1990-91 Visiting Tutor: West Surrey School of Arts

1983-90 Visiting Tutor: Byam Shaw School of Arts



2019-2011 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London, then touring UK.

1996 The Hunting Prizes: Royal College of Art, London and Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, England

1994 L.A.B. Grant: London Arts Board

1984 G.L.A.A Grant: UK

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