Janice Howard

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


Janice Howard is a Principal Lecturer in Art and Head of the Art Department. Janice joined the Art team at Oxford Brookes in 1999, having previously held lecturing posts at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (time based media) and Loughborough University (fine art).

She has also taught on Fine Art courses at Central Saint Martins College, London, Southampton Institute and Leeds Metropolitan University. After her first degree in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University in 1989, she went on to study postgraduate multi media at the Slade School of Art, London University.

On leaving the Slade she was selected for the Barclays Award for Artists held at the Serpentine Gallery and since has exhibited widely across the UK at galleries such as Stills, Edinburgh, Cambridge Darkrooms, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Chapter Arts Centre, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, The Irish Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • U65598 Fine Art Major Project
  • U65552 Research and Development
  • U65588 Independent Study


Research projects include ‘Waterwall’ a large-scale site related projection onto a waterscreen located in the Regents Canal, London in collaboration with Fatima Salim, British Champion Figure Skater and a National Ice Skating Association Gold Medallist, and as part of ‘Visual Busking’, an interventionist artwork along Camden Lock, London which focussed on the old piano factory. She was also commissioned to produce artwork for ‘Luminaries’ an exhibition exploring the use of ‘light’ in contemporary art and co-curated the live- art based ‘Cardiff Art In Time Festival’ for three years.

Research Interests

  • To explore the possibilities of  ‘interdisciplinary practice’ through the collaboration of individuals working in discreet fields
  • To explore the public siting of artwork and to examine ways of remaining sensitive to the perceived and the actual dynamics of a site
  • Movement, structure, chance and time and how they might be used to convey meaning through the format of temporary video projection
  • The idea of ‘the screen’ as a psychological barrier as well as a site for exploring the projection of idealized images

Research Dissemination

Selected Exhibitions: 

1995 - Infanta, The View Gallery, Gostin Buildings Liverpool
1998 - Drawing Across Boundaries, Loughborough University,
1999 - Ffotogallery, Cardiff
2000 - Luminaries, touring to Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
2001 - Tow, Regents Canal, London
2002 - Waterwall, in collaboration with Fatima Salim and ‘Labyrinth’, Kings Cross Basin, London and Regents Canal London


School of Arts

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP