Richard Whitby

Dr Richard Whitby BA, PG Cert, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Sound and Audiovisual Media

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Dr Richard Whitby

Senior Lecturer in Sound and Audiovisual Media

Richard Whitby (b. Liverpool 1984, works London) makes videos and performances, and writes. His artwork often includes animation, improvised performances and music. He studied at Wimbledon College of Art and the Slade and took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme in 2012/13. He has a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the London Consortium. In 2015 he completed residencies with CCA Glasgow and Seoul Museum of Art. His book ‘The Jump Room’ was published by The Old Waterworks in 2018. In 2019 Richard completed a major commission for Jerwood and Film & Video Umbrella, resulting in a film called 'The Lost Ones'. Richard is a member of Artists’ Union England and an editor or



  • Jerwood/FVU Award, 2019
  • LUX Associate Artist, 2012/13


Fellow of the HEA

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Cinema
  • Art
  • Adaptation
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Liveness
  • Video
  • Experimental Music

Recent publications

Forthcoming in 2021: Ben Hur Live as Post-cinematic Adaptation – Journal for Adaptation in Film and Performance.

The Jump Room book 2018.


‘The Anchorite’ live work with Oliver Brignall and South Kiosk gallery, 2020.