John Tyrrell

Senior Lecturer


Sunderland University

Drawing, Animation

John Tyrrell’s work involves different ways that drawing can be used to communicate. Founder of the Drawing Society, which, as a platform the aim being to create one student led Society where the forum will encourage a manageable creative platform that will cross - with freedom - all barriers. The project of drawing is founded on two forms of education, careers and practice Art and Design and their divergence and connectivity as disciplines. Practice and Research includes a profile connecting cutting edge drawing research from professors based in London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto, Venice, Berlin, Glasgow and Dundee. The current material is being published starting with a paper presented in June in Toronto. The paper is one facet of a wide ranging creative structure to be published connectinmore...

John is a Senior Lecturer and lead tutor in Life Drawing. John is dual qualified in fine art and architecture. Studying at The City and Guilds of London School of Art, The University of Greenwich and The Architectural Association in London. Three careers, first as a sculptor then as a designer and currently a practicing designer and researcher informing work as a University Lecturer. London and Florence, Industrial sculptor and designer working with shop window display props and fittings and commissioned to create public sculptures on the Thames Riverside at Hammersmith. Exhibited at Kingston and The Royal Academy. London and Tokyo, architectural designer competition commendations and exhibitor at The Royal Institute of British Architects a project for housing, France. Jamore...

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  1. Wheeler, Shirley, Millington, Andrew and Burton, Robert (2004) L'attitude. In: L' attitude. Art Editions North, University of Sunderland, pp. 10-11. ISBN 1 873757 79 4
  2. Tyrrell, John (2000) Built form in Koshirakura, an Activity Centre and Speed Reading Urban Design in Yokohama. In: AA Files 41, 1999, Japan, East and West..
  3. Tyrrell, John and Gaff, Jackie (1999) 70s & 80s The High-Tech Age of Design. 20th Century Design, 5 (6). Heinemann Library, David West Children's Books London. ISBN 978-0836827095
  4. Tyrrell, John (2015) Pret-a-Dessin/Drawing-in-a-box. In: Beyond The Frame, Society for Animation Conference, 13 - 15 Jul 2015, Canterbury. (Unpublished)
  5. Tyrrell, John (2015) A Structure for a Voice. In: Three Rivers Conference. Student Engagement, 27th March 2015, University of Sunderland.
  6. Tyrrell, John (1999) 70s & 80s The High-Tech Age of Design. 20th Century Design, 5 (6). Heinemann Library, David West Children's Books London. ISBN 978-0836827095
  7. Tyrrell, John and Evans, Stuart (2001) Modelling late 19th century Interiors. In: Design History Society Conference, 20 - 22 September 2001, Royal College of Art & Victoria and Albert Museum.
  8. Tyrrell, J.P. (2014) Toronto Society for Animation Studies Conference 2014. In: Animation Conference, July 2014, Toronto.