• IV2 3NG

    United Kingdom

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Research Interests

Frank To VPSSA ASGFA teaches on the HND Contemporary Art Practice and BA (Hons) Art and Contemporary Practice at UHI Inverness. His specialism is in contemporary drawing and painting, professional practice and collaboration practice, research skills, and social activism.  

From 2019, Frank has been engaged in the Humanium Metal Art Project. He is one of two artists appointed by IM Swedish Development Partner for the project. He has been chosen by the organisation to develop a new type of colour and painting from Humanium Metal; a new alloy made from melted illegal firearms. Frank is currently working in collaboration with IM Swedish Development Partner to enable project meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal by 2030.  

To date, Frank has participated in several high-profile events presenting his research on the Humanium Metal alloy such as COP26, the United Nations and SIPRI Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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Past research projects

  • 2023 - Disarmament & Art, United Nations, New York 
  • 2022 - Art & Transformation, SIPRI - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm
  • 2021 - Armed Art, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm
  • 2021 - COP26 Humanium Metal Presentation, Glasgow

Research Expertise

  • Conceptual Processes
  • Professional Practice
  • Social Justice Sustainability
  • Art Business & Marketing
  • Contemporary Art pedagogy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Teaching and Learning, TQFE, University of Stirling

15 Sept 201715 Jun 2018

Award Date: 31 Jul 2018

Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Huddersfield

1 Sept 200030 Jun 2005

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Master of Fine Art, University of Dundee

1 Sept 200430 Sept 2005

Award Date: 1 Oct 2004

External positions

Vice President , The Society of Scottish Artists

4 Aug 2023 → …


  • ND Painting
  • NC Drawing Design Illustration


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