a bit about me

Harry Pearce

I am a photographer, artist, writer and an educational/learning specialist with degrees spanning the humanities, science and business; significantly, a Master of Studies degree in Literature and Arts from the University of Oxford and a First Class Honours degree in Photography & Creative Writing through the Open College of the Arts. I also trained with the BBC in television news production/journalism and have studied a wide range of creative courses, for example, Bookbinding with the London College of Communication. Whilst photography forms the key visual driver for most of my work, I take an interdisciplinary approach in exploring ideas and concepts - it is the 'idea' that drives the medium used for expression. Ongoing projects explore the use of mixed-media (including writing, drawing and stage-sets) in expressing these ideas and concepts based upon my interests in visual communication, cultural studies and the use of artistic mediums to enhance leadership skills in business; the latter of which is the focus of my Doctoral studies with Edinburgh Business School.

I hold several professional Fellowships and Memberships, which help to inform all aspects of my business and creative life. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce (FRSA) and a Licentiate Member of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). As a professional teacher, facilitator and coach, especially within the field of Leadership Development, I hold Fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM). I am also a member of the Institute of NeuroScience and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. This 'melting pot' of experience and affiliations serves to bring an interdisciplinary approach to my work as a Leadership Development Advisor in the Middle East, where I work with executives in developing skills in communication and innovation to help drive better decision making at the board level.

I am currently working on a new exhibition of my creative work, alongside several publications which are finally coming to fruition after long-term development.

Exhibitions:

Solo:

2012 - A Dozen Eggs. Bank Street Arts Gallery, Sheffield.

Group:

2009 - Open Seamers of Gold. Showcase Gallery, Barnsley.
2008 - Open College of the Arts Student Exhibition. Showcase Gallery, Barnsley.

Publications:

2017 - One For The Album (OFTA) (HaVe)
2016 - A Cuban Elegy (HaVe)
2012 - A Dozen Eggs (HaVe)
2010 - The Maldives: Providing Paradise (HaVe)
2009 - Sandringham: Walks With My Human (HaVe)