Stephen Partridge is a media artist and producer. He was in the "landmark" shows of the 1970s including the Video Show at the Serpentine in 1975, the Installation Show at the Tate gallery in 1976, The Paris Biennalle in 1977 and the The Kitchen in New York in 1979. During the eighties he exhibited widely and also became interested in works for broadcast television and was commissioned by Channel 4 television to produce Dialogue for Two Players in 1984. With Jane Rigby, he formed Fields and Frames - an arts projects and television production company - which produced the innovative Television Interventions project for Channel 4 in 1990, with nineteen works by artists for television (including his own piece in the series - The Sounds of These Words. He also co-produced a short series of student and artists work Not Necessarily with BBC Scotland for BBC2 network television in 1991.
He has also curated a number of influential video shows: Video Art 78 in Coventry; UK TV New York; National Review of Live Art 1988-90; 19:4:90 Television Interventions; and the touring tape packages Made in Scotland I,II, Semblances , Passages.
He has worked with the artist and composer David Cunningham, whose soundworks and structural approach has enriched many of his works since 1974. Other major collaborations include the artist Elaine Shemilt on a series of works including the installation Chimera and the digital prints and etchings series Intangible Bodies.
He has lectured since 1975 in a number of art colleges, and established the School of Television & Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (University of Dundee). He is presently Professor of Media Art and Associate Dean of Research & Enterprsie. He is the principal investigator on the AHRB funded, four-year research project REWIND which received £433,350 from the AHRC in November 2003.
He has experience of evaluation for the Arts Council, Channel 4, the Scottish Arts Council, Lottery, Creative Scotland Awards and AHRC applications and from September 2004-2007, is a Convenor of the AHRC Visual Arts Peer Review Research Panel.