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Mike Tedder Visual Arts


about me

Night Flying - paper collage

I am a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a passion for mixed-media collage, photography and design, with a studio based in Dover UK.

My work is inspired by many stimuli such as a dream, an emotion, language, something suddenly remembered, a song, or the experience of a particular moment. Exploring a juxtaposition of reality, fantasy, aesthetics and sensation, I examine some of the transient moments of real life experiences within both shared and autobiographical contexts.

As a young boy, I was enthralled by early experiments with my Kodak Instamatic camera, and photographic imagery remains an important part of my practice today. I am passionate about analogue film, in particular exploring the unpredictable nature of expired instant Polaroid film that still performs, despite the challenge of failing chemical reaction, and creates an image imbued with an etherial beauty of its imperfection..

My postgraduate studies include 'Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation', 'Project Management', and 'Event Design' from the University Centre Folkestone.

I have been commissioned, published and my work exhibited in solo/group events throughout the UK, Europe & North America.

Some recent events:

5e Fête de l'estampe: printmaking festival -- East Kent Open Houses - open studios

All inked up: Artist's Book and Print Fair -- Reflections on the Landscape: Against the Tide

Sluice Biennial 2017 / London

and more...

Beyond the studio there is always so much more going on: whether it's the Sketchbook Project, gallery exhibitions, popular art-trails, open-air events and markets, or artist / handmade book projects.


If you are seeking an individual piece of bespoke artwork for yourself, as a gift or to mark a special occasion please contact me to discuss your requirements.


I am always excited to work on collaborative projects including murals, print editions, book projects and group shows / fairs, sometimes in quite unusual locations.


I have worked as an assistant university painting tutor, given demonstrations to groups, and lead small group adult tuition in printmaking and collage.


I design posters / flyers for art exhibitions and events, single page stories, and unique artist-made books. Some of these are archived in the Brooklyn art library.

artwork and projects

I work with a range of mixed-media, including paper-cut collage, print, text, plus both digital and analogue photographic processes. I hope that you will find my images stimulating, and will want to explore a little further...


Catch up on all the latest stuff happening in the studio, forthcoming events, exhibition information and dates for the diary here...

DC Postcard Show, Eastbourne

Lovely bright morning to start the 2nd weekend of the Devonshire Collective inaugural DC Postcard Show in Eastbourne today. The show will be displayed at the Devonshire Collective DC3 Project Space, at 1-5 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NA during Eastbourne Artists Open Houses 2018 (7/8 April and 14/15 April)...Read more

6e Fête de l'estampe

26 mai 2018, 6e Fête de l'estampe Les inscriptions sont ouvertes! date limite: 10 avril 2018 / deadline: April 10, 2018 Manifestampe - fédération nationale de l'estampe présente la sixième édition de la Fête de l'estampe Manifestampe, the French printmakers' federation, organises the 6th 'Fête de l'estampe' (Printmaking festival) Devenue au fil des années un succès, c'est... Read more

Reflections on the Landscape: Against the Tide

24/25 February 2018 10 - 6pm River Garage Studios, River Street, River, Kent CT17 0RB Reflections on the Landscape: Against the tide will be the inaugural exhibition held at the recently opened River Garage Studios. The exhibition will show work from nine artists based in Dover. Each artist voluntarily submitted work to be included in the exhibition. The only criteria... Read more

ALL INKED UP Artist's Book and Print Fair

I am delighted to have 3 books on display with DAD at this event. 2 new books have been completed especially for this exciting artist book event: Spel för å tta / game for 8 is an 8 page mini A7 format book designed for the forthcoming Ritual Biennial in Philadelphia USA, comprising a single sheet collaged and folded into book... Read more


Mike Tedder

Visual Artist

Creative, detail-oriented, focused - except when blur is required.

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30 Odo Road,
Dover, CT17 0DP UK


44 (0) 7429 826 212

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