Andrew Pollard

Andy Pollard

Course Leader for MA Arts and Cultural Management and Senior Lecturer


Andy is a practising curator and has staged exhibitions all over the UK, including Yorkshire and St Ives in Cornwall. He was previously course leader of BA (Hons) Arts Management and has taught on several Masters awards.


After graduating from Sheffield Hallam with a BA in Art History and an MA in Cultural Policy and Management, Andy ran Rotherham Art Gallery for a year before working for the Arts Council-funded Creative Partnerships project where he helped forge relationships between artists and teachers to improve creative learning practices in schools. 

He ran a commercial gallery specialising in Cornish painting, print-making and ceramics for four years and currently tours freelance exhibitions of Cornish art. 

During his research in the field of non-western culture, he has worked with South Yorkshire museums to present community-driven exhibitions including the Ferham Families project investigating British Asian cultural heritage held in Rotherham. He has presented at UK conferences and co-written papers.

Specialist areas of interest

Cultural heritage
Museums and diversity Cornish art history


Subject area

Photography and Media


MA Arts and Cultural Management


Cultural Policy
Culture and Identity
Management of Cultural Organisations
Research Methods and Skills for the Cultural Sector


Research interests

Cultural Heritage


Journal articles

Pahl, K., Pollard, A., & Rafiq, Z. (2010). Changing Identities, Changing spaces : the Ferham families exhibition in Rotherham. Moving words : journal of transcultural writings, 9 (2), 80-103.

Pahl, K., & Pollard, A. (2008). `Bling -- the Asians introduced that to the country': gold and its value within a group of families of South Asian origin in Yorkshire. Visual Communication, 7 (2), 170-182.

Other activities

Freelance curator.

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