Professor Robert Williams is an artist & academic, he trained at Lancaster University and at Leeds University where he was a Henry Moore Scholar in Sculpture Studies in 1990. He has been leader of the Fine Art Programmes at Cumbria Institute of the Arts/University of Cumbria since 1998.
Jack Aylward-Williams, the son of Robert Williams & Gina Aylward was born on Christmas Day 1998. His current interests include natural history collecting, particularly insects & other invertebrates, Tudor history, experimental chemistry, conservation and The Beano.
Robert & Jack’s interdisciplinary practice encompasses sculpture,installation, performance, film-making & writing, and includes explorations of epistemology and systems of knowledge from the hermetic to the scientific- sources for the work are drawn from subjects as diverse as natural history, archaeology, anthropology, myth and legend.