Charles Garrad studied Fine Art at Cardiff and Chelsea.
A pioneer of the architectural installation in the 1970’s, he spent the early part of his career making and exhibiting his own work and teaching in many art schools.
His main concerns across all media have consistently been time, memory, the atmospheric quality of places and the signiﬁcance of objects.
In the 1980’s an increasing interest in ﬁlm drew him towards the industry. He cut his teeth as a designer in the world of commercials and pop promos then moved on to TV drama and feature ﬁlms.
He continues to work as an artist and ﬁlm production designer and he also directs.
He has been the chair of Artsadmin since 1999 and of The Shelagh Cluett Trust since since 2007.