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Carl Bayliss

Carl Bayliss is Head of the Technical Services Department at Norwich University of the Arts. Carl has worked at Norwich in a variety of technical roles over the last past two decades. He is an exceptionally driven, and experienced leader and manager. He works across academic, technical, and professional support areas to improve experiences and outcomes for everyone studying, working and visiting the University. As Head of Technical Services Carl provides senior level leadership, management and development of technical resources and technical teams at Norwich, contributing to the vision and operating plans of the University and supporting a diverse range of specialist activities and subject areas.

I have a BA in Media Production and have worked in the arts sector my entire career. After graduating I worked as a gallery technician at Wingfield Arts working alongside Ian Chance staging a variety of shows including Arts Council Touring exhibitions, Cadaqes Mini Print International and Anthony Penrose’s collection of Picasso ceramics gifted to the Penrose/Miller family by Picasso himself.

I joined the University in 2005 managing and operating our teaching spaces, became Workshop Manager Design in 2011, became Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2022 was appointed as Technical Services Manager heading up the whole Technical Services team.

I am passionate about the part technical staff and resources play in HE and am committed to highlighting the impact that technicians have in the student experience. My team are partners in our students’ creative journey at Norwich, they are catalysts for experimentation, discovery, technical learning, research and knowledge exchange and they help our students develop as practitioners enabling them to discover their own journey through making and creating.