Phil Cosker CV

Professional Creative Practice
* 2018 ‘Her Own Woman’ – screenplay for feature film
* 2017 ‘Cruelty to Animals’ original libretto for a new opera
* 2017 ‘The Smoke’ a novel and sequel to ‘The Sticks’
* 2016 ‘Landscapes – a particular type of fiction. Photographic exhibition in the churchyards of: All Saints, Branston. All Saints, Nocton. St Peter’s, Dunston. St Oswald’s, Blankney. Holy Cross, Scopwick & St Clement’s, Rowston in Lincolnshire. Each location displayed a different single large image measuring ten feet by eight feet
* 2016 ‘Snaps’ exhibition. 100 selected documentary photographs made between 1965 and 2016 shown at Sam Scorer Gallery & Lincoln. Hull School of Art & Design
* 2016 ‘There’s Nothing There’. Photographic exhibition. Shown at x-church, Gainsborough, and Hull School of Art & Design
* 2016 ‘Phil Cosker – Retrospective’. Photo book.
* 2016 ‘Uriel – After Hiroshima’ – screenplay for feature film
* 2015 ‘The Sticks’ a novel: detective thriller sequel to ‘Cabal’
* 2014 ‘Sedan – an entertainment – the part three’
* 2013 ‘Cabal’ a novel: conspiracy thriller sequel to ‘The Apostles’
* 2011 ‘Lucasz Klimaszewski meets the Reverend Roland Blite in unexpected circumstances with unexpected consequences’ a comic novella
* 2011 ‘The Apostles’ a novel: conspiracy thriller
* 2011 ‘Weber, Marya & Din’ a dystopian novel set in the future
* 2011 Establishes ‘Laughing Horse Productions Ltd’ media production company
* 2010 ‘After Hiroshima’ novel
* 2008 ‘Story – how the Welsh flag came into being’ a children’s book
* 2005 ‘Sedan – an entertainment – the part two’
* 2005 Writer in Residence Lincoln Book Festival
* 2004 ‘Sedan – an entertainment – the part one’ a satirical dystopian novel set in the future
* 2004 Establishes ‘Laughing Horse Books’ – publishing imprint
* 2003 Photographic group show, ‘Images of Hull’, The EICH Gallery
* 2003 ‘Plot’ (with Martin Ayres) Screenplay for feature film
* 2002 ‘Clowns’ Screenplay for feature film
* 2002 appointed director ‘Sweet Child Films Ltd’ feature film production company
* 2001 ‘Life Class’ screenplay for feature film
* 1990 Photographic Exhibit – ‘Its never just a piece of cake’ – HCHE Gallery
* 1989 Photographic Exhibit – ‘Photo texts’ – HCHE Gallery
* 1989 1990 – Photographs exhibited in group show – ‘New Evidence’ shown at Untitled Gallery, Sheffield; Lincoln College of Art and Design; Wakefield Art Gallery; Posterngate Gallery, Hull.
* 1988 Photographic Exhibit – ‘The Nazi’s Berlin – Invisible History’ – HCHE Gallery
* 1987 Photographic Exhibit – ‘Barcelona’ – HCHE Gallery
* 1986 Photographic Exhibit – ‘Work in Progress’ – HCHE Gallery
* 1986 Text – for David Sample’s ‘At a Point East of Authuille’ – Impressions Gallery York & national tour.
* 1986 Group Photographic Exhibit – ‘In and Around’ – Posterngate Gallery, Hull
* 1984-1985 Group Photographic Work included in The Brunel Photo Show national tour.
* 1982 ‘Where Sky and Water Meet’ Photographic Book – published by Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain.
* 1982 ‘Where Sky and Water Meet’ Photographic exhibition Posterngate gallery & national tour.
* 1981 ‘Cruelty to Animals’ Short Story ‘Proof Vol.3 No.2’
* 1981 ‘Humber Crossings’ Photographic exhibition – group show HCHE Gallery
* 1981 Awarded Arts Council of Great Britain Photographic Commission ‘Aspects of Humberside Life’
* 1980 Photographic work included in group show – ‘Made in Humberside 80’ – Beverley Art Gallery
* 1980 – Photographic work included in group show – ‘The City Limits’ – HCHE Gallery * 1980 Photographs published in Welsh Arts Magazine – ‘Madog ‘
* 1979 ‘12th Night’ Short Story ‘Proof Anthology of New Writing
* 1979 Reader of own prose in ‘Write Up 79’ – a literary festival which included contributions from, Margaret Drabble, Elaine Feinstein, Rene Cutforth, Adrian Henri, Douglas Dunn, Alan Plater and Jack Rosenthal
* 1979 ‘Albert’s Friend’ Short Story ‘ published in ‘Proof ‘
* 1979 ‘The Best For Most’ documentary film awarded: Gold Certificate, American Film Festival, New York USA; Cine Eagle Council on International Non-Theatrical Events, Washington DC; Emmy National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Diego Chapter, California USA; Best Documentary Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
* 1978 ‘The Best For Most’ – awarded Bronze Hugo Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago USA
* 1977 ‘An interim Retrospective’ – Photographic Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
* 1977 with Philip Hurn as joint Directors Producers – ‘The Best For Most’ (documentary film, colour, 16mm, 30 mins., a Cosker/Hurn production in association with KPBS-TV San Diego). First screened Public Broadcasting Network February 1978.
* 1977 Film Editor ‘Parent Effectiveness Training’ Public Broadcasting Service network series, KPBS-TV San Diego, California)
* 1976 Exhibition of Photographs – ‘A Foreign View’ – Campus, San Diego State University.
* 1976 Research Assistant (USA) – ‘The Green Machine’ – Produced by T. Edwards, BBC TV ‘Horizon’
* 1976 Film Editor ‘One House in Hull’ – (documentary, b/w, 16mm 30 mins., Produced and Directed by D. Woods) – Screened Edinburgh International Film Festival
* 1975 Director ‘Frame’ (16mm, animation, colour, 5 mins)
* 1973 Editor ‘The Godard Forum’ an event, anthology and compilation.

Employment & Professional activities
* Current. Trustee: St Hugh’s Foundation for the Arts
* 1999-2014: Chair Lincoln Arts Trust Ltd (Trust that owns and operates Lincoln Drill Hall) * 2005-2010 Director of the Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design (resigned in order to write full time)
* 2005 CEO and Director Creative Lincolnshire Ltd
* 2004-2005 Acting CEO ‘The Pool’ (Lincolnshire Media Development Agency)
* 2004 External Evaluator ‘Sound 52’
* August 2003 Appointed to the Board of Hull Time Based Arts
* 2002-2005 Project Manager LCUK ACE capital project: performing arts centre, Lincoln
* 2001-2005 Managing Director Cosker Consulting Ltd
* 2002 – 2006 Regional Council for the East Midlands, Arts Council of England
* 2000 – 2002 Board Member and Director of East Midlands Arts Board
* 2004 Trustee and Chair of the ‘Ruston Trust’ The Lincoln Drill Hall
* 2001-2002 Member of the Steering Committee of ‘Viewfinder’ (Film Education in the East Midlands)
* 2001- 2005 Member Lincolnshire Arts Forum
* 2001 – 2007 Board Member and Director ‘EMMedia Ltd’ (The Film Council media agency for the East Midlands)
* 2001 Conference Paper delivered on the ‘Creative Economy’ (Universities UK, Policy Conference: ‘The Regional Mission’ – June 26th)
* 2000-2001 Member of the Media Agencies Partnership for the East Midlands
* 2000-2001 Member Yorkshire Forward Multi Media Sector Board
* 2000 Founding Chair and Director of Lincoln Media Development Agency Ltd – ‘The Pool’
* 2000 – 2005 Member of the Lincolnshire Committee of the Institute of Directors (IOD)
* 2000 Member of East Midlands Development Agency’s ‘Pathfinder Group for the Creative Industries’
* 1999 – 2005 Trustee ‘Lincoln Mystery Plays Ltd’
* 1999 – 2005 Member of Lincoln Cultural Sector Partnership Committee
* 1998 – 2006 external examiner for Media at the University of Salford
* 1998 – 2000 Subject Specialist Reviewer for QAA for Art & Design
* 1997 Founding Chair of the Radio Research Institute
* 1996 -1998 Member of the Board of Directors of ‘Photo98’ The Year of Photography
* 1996 – 1999 Subject Specialist Reviewer hefce for Communications & Media Studies; for hefce for Drama Dance & Cinematics
* 1995 -1996 Consultant to ‘Les Entrepreneurs Audio Visuel Europeen’ Brussels, EU Media1 programme

Previous (recent) Full Time Employment
* Associate Dean of Hull School of Art Architecture & Design
* Dean, Hull School of Media
* Dean, Lincoln University School of Media & Communications (resigned December 2001 in order to found Cosker Consulting Ltd and to write) I spent the majority of my full time employment as an educator in higher education in the fields of Art & Design, Film, Photography and Critical Theory.

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