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Alison Diamond

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Design Academic Tutor

I am an artist/printmaker/freelancer working primarily with the figure. I hold a masters in Printmaking and BA in Fine Art. My role at the University has been to share my printmaking expertise and also my love of mark-making as a means of expression. Drawing is my passion, I love to observe the every day and to trap it within some form of printmaking.

Externally, as a freelance artist, I exhibit my paintings, drawings, and prints both nationally and internationally. I am a member of Manchester Academy Fine Art, a society founded by LS Lowry.

I also work with a wide variety of community groups as Artist in Residence or to commission running workshops. This includes working with nine Sunderland-based nursery schools, as part of the School Engagement programme (Together for Children Sunderland), to produce banners prior to The Tall Ships 2018 visit.

I am a member of the steering group, responsible for founding the Hilltop Community Projects team, based in Tow Law, Durham.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

I support students in all printmaking processes to develop their skill sets and research. I also disseminate my experience in community outreach and freelancing.


I am particularly interested in further developing letterpress, etching, and wood engraving processes.

Printmaking including:

  • Relief printmaking
  • Woodcut/engraving, linocut
  • Planographic
  • Screen printing, monotype
  • Intaglio printmaking
  • Etching/aquatint, mezzotint, collagraphy

Community engagement:

  • Art as wellbeing
  • Life drawing
  • Painting and mixed media

Last updated 28 February 2024