Patrick S. Ford

SCD Patrick S. Ford

Originally trained as a sculptor, Patrick has also worked as a printmaker and is currently pursuing projects involving the development of an approach to drawing methodology and performance, especially that related to Walking Art. His practice often seeks to take art-making out into the environment to encourage observation, reflection and response, and just as often focuses on the border between disciplines.

  • Master of Fine Art - RMIT University, Australia
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art - Northumbria University, UK
  • ‘Merit’ Certificate - Leeds Arts University, UK


Media Cultures, History of Art, Drawing, Fine Art

Performance Art, Performative Walking, Experimental Drawing, Conceptual Art


  • 2019 ‘No holiday’, Conference Poster, Walking’s New Movements Conference, University of Plymouth, UK
  • 2019 ‘Strategies for Performative Walks', Conference Poster, 10th International Conference on The Image, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • 2018 'Patrick S. Ford', Biographical and work introduction, Magazine d'Art De Saigon, Issue No.4, Winter, Vietnam
  • 2018 'Walking as Cartography: Collecting Colours in Saigon', Living Maps Review, Lines of Desire, Volume 5, Autumn, Online Journal
  • 2017 'Performance Art as Redemption: Releasing Sisyphus', CONTEMPART'17: 6th International Contemporary Art Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2015 'The Disappearance of Urban Comfort', Ming Pao Weekly Magazine, Hong Kong
  • 2015 'Performance Art as Pilgrimage and Penance', CONTEMPART'15: 4th International Contemporary Art Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014 'Discovery and Creation in Art History Classes', ICERI 2014: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain
  • 2014 'Learning on the Move: Appreciating Culture in Osaka and Sasayama', ICERI 2014: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain
  • 2013 'Learning on the Move: The Value of Student Cultural Study Trips', MEDIASIA 2013: 4th Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication, Osaka, Japan

Creative Works:

Multiple works in the field of Performance Art, Drawing, Sculpture, Painting. Some recent activities are as follows:

  • 2019 ‘No holiday’ – performance, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2019 ‘No holiday’ – performance, Farm Cove, Sydney, Australia
  • 2019 ‘No holiday’ – performance, York Walls, UK
  • 2019 ‘No holiday’, Live-stream performance from Nguyen Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, ‘4th World Congress of Psychogeography’, Huddersfield University, UK
  • 2019 ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’, performance, Hickson Steps, Sydney, Australia
  • 2018 ‘(tele)consequences’, a collaborative drawing performance installation, University of Brighton, conducted in Hong Kong in collaboration with the UK via Skype
  • 2018 Ways to Wander – #9 - ‘Walk with me’, a collaborative walk with Dr. Blake Morris with Twitter connections to the UK and Spain, conducted in Hong Kong
  • 2017 ‘No holiday’ – performance, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
  • 2017 ‘No holiday’ – Live-stream Performance, Inverse Performance Art Festival, Northwest Arkansas, USA
  • 2017 ‘No holiday’ – Live-stream Performance, Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival, Toronto, Canada


Worked as a freelance model maker for around 15 years in the UK and Hong Kong, including 10 years as partner of IMA(HK). During this time the projects undertaken include architectural, advertising, product design, prototyping, planning and for the theatre, working with architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, photographers, art directors, product designers, theatre staff, museum staff and commercial property / retail staff.

Currently employed as Associate Lecturer in the Design Department at RMIT. Has been teaching at all levels since 2004 and in Higher Education since 2011, teaching a wide variety of subjects including both conceptual and practical courses and has also conducted drawing workshops in Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam.

Has experience preparing teaching material, writing syllabi, assessments, related rubrics and has worked on the development of new programmes including acting as team leader through validation, revalidation and accreditation exercises with Education Departments.

In terms of personal practice beginning in 1982, has extensive experience, mounting exhibitions of creative artwork, conducting live-stream performative broadcasts and participating in various international collaborative projects in Asia, Europe and North America.