Henry Ward is an artist, writer, and educator living in London.
He works across a range of media and with a variety of approaches. Working predominantly in painting, sculpture and drawing but using photography, film and collage. His background, and continued work in art education, informs much of his practice, focusing on teaching as a form of socially engaged art. He is interested in the relationship between approaches to teaching and approaches to making.
He is the Creative Director for Freelands Foundation (www.freelandsfoundation.co.uk) and was Head of Education at Southbank Centre. Prior to this he worked in a variety of roles at Welling School, a Specialist Visual Arts College, where he led on the school’s specialism. In 2002 he established the alTURNERtive Prize, an annual award celebrating outstanding student practice. In 2011 he founded the biannual arts and education periodical, æ (www.wellingvisualarts.org).
He has written and lectured widely on the arts and education. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions. In 2018 he worked as an advisor for Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin and curated a two day event investigating approaches to public engagement. He is a an advisor for the Crafts Council England.