Marc Provins is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion degree and a photographer exhibiting his work in the UK and abroad. He has worked in education for almost twenty years, teaching on multimedia, photography & fashion courses. Being in this post since January 2017, he is the year tutor for Level 4 and specialises on the Communication Pathway. During this time Marc has collaborated on live project briefs with the international ethical textiles company Plexus Cotton Ltd as well as The Walker Art Gallery & The Singh Twins.
Before joining Liverpool School of Art & Design, Marc studied and completed an MA in Creative Technology. His final project was a video installation exhibited in Manchester and was concerned with how we leave traces of ourselves in the physical and virtual worlds and how our environment informs our own internal worlds. Marc also studied at The Higher Institute of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp and during this time established a relationship with the Dagmar De Pooter Gallery who represented him for over a decade.
1999, University of Salford, United Kingdom, MA Creative Technology
1992, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Design (Photography)
External Examiner, Photography, University of Central Lancashire, 2021 - present
External Examiner, Photography, University Campus Oldham, 2021 - present
Fashion Lecturer, Fashion, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Editorial/letter to the editor
McAssey J, Provins M. 2017. 'Money Diaries' for Season Zine. Pennant F. http://www.season-zine.com/, Publisher Url
Provins M. Manchester Open Exhibition 2020 Publisher Url
Membership of professional bodies:
FACE (Fashion Academics Creating Equality) Associates, FACE (Fashion Academics Creating Equality) Associates, https://www.weareface.uk/. 2021
Redeye the Photography Network, Redeye the Photography Network, https://www.redeye.org.uk/.
https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/cyanotype-prints-beginners, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery. 2020
https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/advanced-cyanotype-prints, National Museums Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery. 2020
http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/, National Museums Liverpool & LJMU, Walker Art Gallery & Lightnight. 2018
Other Professional Activity:
A series of video workshops recorded for the Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) as part of the Linda McCartney Retrospective running 2020/2021. 2020
Other invited event:
1823 Podcast - Episode 4: Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?, LJMU, 1823 Podcast is a place where you can hear interesting conversations about a wide range of issues, debated by some of the interesting people at, or connected to, Liverpool John Moores University. The photograph of ‘Earthrise’, taken from Apollo 8, is one of the most iconic images of the last century. It has been credited with changing our perception of our own planet and our attitude towards the environment. Exactly 50 years since it was taken, we explore the significance of the photograph, its impact on the environmental movement and discuss other influential photographs.. 2018
Talk Tuesday, Walker Art Gallery, Title of event: Talk Tuesday, Location: Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Description: Public engagement talk as part of the Walker art gallery series. Talk topic Fashion Geographies: how fashion shapes, and is shaped by, its geographic location.. 2018
Moo.com, Moo.com used 4 of my pieces in their North America campaign, https://www.moo.com/us/. 2018
Winner of Best Arts & Culture Blog – Blog North Awards, Blog North Awards, https://www.blognorthawards.com/. 2014
http://www.wearefashion.co.uk/through-the-eyes-of-marc-provins/, An online feature about the photography work of Marc Provins from October 2015.
https://blog.moo.com/inspiration/business-cards-for-photographers, An online feature about three photographers including Marc Provins by Moo. February 2018.
https://streetphotographerblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/feature-marc-provins-as-the-light-flickers-and-changes/, An article about the photography work of Marc Provins from August 2013.
https://vimeo.com/30546423, Axis at The Manchester Contemporary - an interview with Marc Provins Photographer, showing at The Manchester Contemporary October 2011.
https://www.creativetourist.com/articles/art/manchester/photo-of-the-month-marc-provins/, A feature about the photography work of Marc Provins from December 2013.
https://www.redeye.org.uk/opinion/excess-baggage, Review of Spreads exhibition, Arles, France. July 2013.