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Based in Stockton On Tees, England, Ritchard Allaway is a research artist who has been examining the relationship between material, landscape and humanity for over a decade. He explores themes around solitude, intimacy and encounter. 

Ritchard's research pursuits have rewarded him to partake in a host of exhibitions across the UK as well discuss his work at several international conferences.

Throughout his time as a research artist, Ritchard has studied at the Universities of, York St John (MA, BA), Teesside (PGCE) and the Northern School of Art (Dip). At the early stages of 2021 he began his research degree (PhD) at the University of Huddersfield under the supervision of Dr Anneke Pettican along with co-supervisors Dr Gareth Hudson and Professor Monty Adkins. Ritchard will pursue his research proposal; Experiences of Remoteness: How to [re]experience intimacy'


Along side his academic pursuits, Ritchard was invited to partake in a residency at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) working alongside artists Debbie Covell and Derek Eland.

Ritchard currently works as a Photography lecturer at the Northern School of Art.

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