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Teaching and workshops

Since 2000, Manco has lectured in Illustration and Graphic Design throughout the UK, including Foundation Art, BA Illustration and MA Illustration courses in Plymouth, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Stroud, Bath and Bristol. Within art and design teaching he has lectured on a wide range of topics including: design principles, professional practice, subversive design and art’s relationship to surrealism and advertising. Alongside contextual studies, Manco has also devised many practical workshops to explore topics such as type+image, character design and idea generation as well as, analogue drawing, painting and construction techniques. Below is a list of key teaching experience.

Teaching and workshop experience

University of Portsmouth, Visiting Lecturer in BA (Hons) Illustration – 2018 – current 
Plymouth Art College, Visiting Lecturer & Part-time Lecturer in BA (Hons) Illustration – 2013 – current
University of South Wales, Visiting Lecturer in Illustration – 2016 – current 
University of Gloucestershire, Visiting Lecturer – Work Practice; CD and Book Design; Set and taught graphic design and illustration projects – 2002–2008
University of Wolverhampton Visiting Lecturer – Work Practice – 2001, 2008 & 2019
UWE Bristol ‘Art publishing’ – authoring and designing books for print lecture, Guest lecture and tutorials, 2013
University of Bath, BA (Hons) Visiting lecturer – Work Practice lectures – 2007 & 2016, MA Visual Communication Visiting lecturer, 2018
‘Zine –making workshop’, Workshop leader, Diffusion Festival, Cardiff, 2017
‘Zine –making workshop’, Workshop leader, Brighton Museum, Brighton, 2013-14
‘Zine –making workshop’, Workshop leader, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 2013
Berghs School of Communication, Sweden, Visiting lecturer – Work Practice; Set and taught graphic design and illustration projects – 2005
Hereford Art College, Visiting lecturer – Work Practice; Tutoring – 2005 & 2006
University of West Wales, Visiting lecturer – Work Practice – 2007
Stroud College of Art, Visiting Lecturer – Work Practice; Set and taught graphic design and illustration projects 2001–2002


Linked to his career as an author Manco has been invited to give talks across the world about his books and the field of street art, including many well known institutions such as Tate Modern, Royal College of Art and The Institute of Contemporary Art. His lectures particularly focus on creativity and community within graffiti and street art culture, as well as other aspects of contemporary art and his own design practice. Below is a list of key talks.

Talks experience

‘Sound & Vision’, the relationship between music design, performance and art, 
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, 2022
‘Experimental Practices’ in relation to contemporary illustration, art and design, 
Norwich University, 2021
‘Experimental Illustration’, Architecture Design and Urban Design school of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2020
Spotlight on: Tristan Manco’, Stencil Graffiti Handbook & Creativity talk, 
Association of Illustrators, UK, 2020
‘The Power of Street Art’, Urban Art Biennale, Völklingen, Germany, 2017
Street Art History Talk, Moniker Art Conference, London, 2017
Street Art Talk, London Transport Museum, London, 2017
Key Speaker, Sorry, Not Sorry, Gent, Belgium, 2016
Key Speaker, WEAArt, Aalborg, Denmark, 2016
‘Make Your Mark’, Speaker, Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University, 2016
‘Nourishment Sessions’, Speaker, Roots and Wings, Hull, 2015
Street Art lecture, Roots and Wings, Hull, 2015
‘Art for Social Change’, Guest Lecturer, Urban Art Biennale, Völklingen, Germany, 2015
‘Learning Creative Thinking’, Guest Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire, 2015
‘Street Art and creativity in Latin America’, Guest Lecturer, University of Bristol, 2015
‘Doing What You Love’, Guest Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire, 2015
‘Doing What You Love’, Guest Lecturer, Modern Times Group, 2015
Sketchbooks & Creativity’, Guest Lecturer, Hull School of Art and Design, 2013
Creativity and Community in Street Art’, Guest speaker at Cheltenham Design Festival, 2013
Sketchbooks & Creativity’, Guest Lecturer and student tutorials, University of Gloucestershire, 2013
Raw + Material = Art’, looking at artist’s working with different materials lecture – Guest lecture and tutorials – University of Gloucestershire, 2012
Contemporary Art and its Relationship to Advertising’ – guest lecture – Newport University, 2013
‘Raw + Material = Art’ lecture  – Plymouth Art College 2012
Sketchbooks and creativity lecture – Plymouth Art College  2012
Contemporary art and its relationship to advertising lecture – Bournemouth University 2012
‘Virtual Space’ discussion – at Nuart Plus 2012, Stavanger, Norway 2012
‘Community and creativity in relation to Street Art – Key note speaker at Komafest, Vardo, Norway 2012
Brazilian graffiti and its relationship to culture and advertising lecture – Bournemouth University 2012
‘Street Art and the Museum’ lecture, Riksutställningar, Visby, Sweden, 2011
Participating speaker at the …Capitalism? debate at NHH Norwegian School of Economics in collaboration with the Nuart Festival, September 2011
Key note speaker at the Living Walls Conference, Atlanta, August 2011
Participating speaker at the Brazil the Cultural Contemporary lecture series at the RCA, January 2011
Lecturer at Universidad de Los Andes as part of the Memoria Canalla festival, Bogota, August 2009
Participating speaker at Groucho Marxism: Street Art – Avant-garde – Resistance event, Lodz, Poland May 2009
Street Art in Different Cities – talk given at Tate Modern August 2008
What is Street Art? – talk given at Amaze Festival, Belgium 2008
Connextions – talk on work practice in relation to art teaching – Arnolfini, Bristol, 2008
‘Graffiti Art: Authorship and Publishing Experience’, Guest lecturer, University of Bath, 2007
Difusor Stencil festival – Street Art talks, Barcelona 2007
‘Work Practice: Design and Illustration Experience’; ‘Graffiti Art: Authorship and Publishing Experience’, Guest lecturer, University of West Wales, 2007
Street Lab – talk on Street Art’s relationship to the gallery, Amsterdam 2007
Too Cool for School – talk on Street Art’s relationship to the gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2007
Red Bull Street Gallery, Lisbon, 2007
Nuart Contemporary Urban Art Festival in Norway, 2007
Branding the Street: New directions in graffiti art, ICA – London 2004
Festival Edicion, Madrid 2004
Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2004
Street Logos lectures, 2004 – Cube Cinema – Bristol
Victor Burgin/Semiotics Workshop – Arnolfini, Bristol, 2003
Arnolfini Annual Presentation – Arnolfini, Bristol, 2003
Stencil Graffiti lecture – Arnolfini, Bristol, 2002