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Andrew Brewerton recently retired as Principal & Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art and was founding Chair of Governors of Plymouth School of Creative Arts. He has served on numerous national bodies including the National Council of Arts Council England, the Creative Industry Federation’s UK Advisory Council, and was Vice-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Initiative (PMI2) for International Education. He is currently Chair of Trustees of Plymouth Arts Cinema and an Advisor to the Cultural Learning Alliance. He has lectured and published widely internationally and was Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Academy of Fine Art and an Advisory Board member of the Shanghai International Art City (SIAC) project. A book-length monograph on his contribution to Art & Design education in China, was published in Shanghai in 2011.
A former Principal of Dartington College of Arts, and Dean of Art & Design at the University of Wolverhampton, his work since 1994 in acadæmia followed a decade in glass design and manufacturing, latterly as head of design and development at Dartington Crystal (UK). An English graduate of the University of Cambridge, Andrew is a poet and writer on contemporary glass and on contemporary art in China.