Des Ward

Des Ward is a lecturer in Art with responsibility for first year students. He has expertise in drawing, spatial studies and form generating models.

Research projects

Des is continualy involved in academic research projects, in the areas of Art and Art Philosophy. His current research interests include: Geometry, Topology and the Philosophy of Space.


Des had given a number of notabe lectures and workshops on the topics of Art Education and Art Philosophy.

'Research in art education’, IMMA, September2014
‘Research in art practice’, IMMA education summer school, July2013
‘About’ the origin of art’, lecture as part of ‘Lessons From the Art School’ series, IMMA, June2013
‘Heidegger, place and ‘thing’’, lecture as part of the ‘Spaces Of Art and Architecture’ seminar, in collaboration with UCD school of Architecture, April2012