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George Miles

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)


George is a part time lecturer, he teaches visual practice in year one and two.

He is interested in working with graduate or postgraduate students that wish to engage with the process of making pictures to ask questions about the world, themselves, and the medium itself.

Career overview

George has published numerous photo books.

George’s work has been exhibited in the UK and the USA. His work is held in permanent and private collections worldwide.

Research areas

George’s work examines how the land is used, viewed, and mediated; both physically and through its representations. His practice sits within the photographic tradition of ‘the everyday’ attempting to find the sublime in the ordinary, in the hope that by doing so it may help people to value the world a little more. He is currently intrigued with how this process is affected by the way pictures are made and consumed on mobile platforms, and how it differs from the printed page or exhibition.

External activity


September 2020: Develop, Stop, Fix, Tarpey GalleryGroup show including ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

November 2019: Hidden Corners, The Middle Temple, London Solo show of ‘Middle Temple Pictures’

October 2019: Cloud of Unknowing, Photoparlour, Nottingham Solo show of ‘Cloud of Unknowing’

August 2019: Cloud of Unknowing, Charterhouse, London Solo show of ‘Cloud of Unknowing’

September 2019: Cloud of Unknowing, Beauvale Priory, Nottingham Solo show of “Cloud of Unknowing’

November 2018: Haarlem Artspace, Derbyshire Solo show of ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

October 2016: East Meets West 2, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,

Group show including ‘Bramcote Hills’

July 2016: East Meets West 2, Format at Quad Gallery, Derby

Group show including ‘Bramcote Hills’

February 2016: Poem 88, Atlanta, USA. Documentum. Group show of work accompanying Documentum issue 1 - the Instagram series

November 2015: Photomonth East London Photography festival. Uncertain States Annual show. Group show including ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

March 2015: Format International Photo Festival: Evidence, Derby

Group show including ‘Where Druids Died”

November 2014: Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

Solo show of ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

October 2014: The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath

Solo show of ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

July 2013: Bonington Atrium Gallery, Nottingham

Solo show of ‘Bramcote Ridge’

October 2012: Brighton Photo Biennial, Photobook show, Jubilee Library, Brighton. ‘Bramcote Hills’ self published photobook

January 2012: Archipelago, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

Group show including work from ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

September 2010: Church Gallery, Matlock Bath

Solo show of ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

August 2010: Woods Gallery, Bard College, NY, USA

Solo show of ‘Views of Matlock Bath’

August 2008: Speak Freely Festival, Derby

Group Show including work from ‘Between Beauty and Harmony’

June 2008: Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Open exhibition

Group show

June 1992: The Donnington Collection Motor racing museum

Solo show of graduate show work.

Sponsors and collaborators

The Photo Parlour

Antler Press

Arts Council England

Black Dog Publishing

D-Lab digital arts Derbyshire


Fall Line Press, Atlanta

Format Photo Festival

Grain Photography Hub

Oblique Cartographies

Outlaw Books


'Occasional Picture Stories' published Summer 2018 by Fall Line Press & Outlaw Books isbn 978 0995765221

‘Serendib’ published Summer 2018 by Hemlockstone Press isbn 978 0995765290

‘King’s Landing’ published Spring 2017 by Outlaw books, Nottingham

isbn 0995765207

Documentum issue 1 - the Instagram series February 2016 by Fallline press

‘Where Druids Died’ published Spring 2015 by Antler Press

‘Views of Matlock Bath’ published Autumn 2014 by Black Dog Publishing, London. isbn 1908966823

‘Lenton Priory’ self published photobook 2015

‘Bramcote Park’ self published photobook 2014

‘Lenton Abbey’ self published photobook 2013

‘Bramcote Ridge’ self published photobook 2013

‘Bramcote Hills’ self published photobook 2012

‘Views of Matlock Bath’ portfolio in Ag magazine No62 winter 2011

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