Charles Garrad is an artist, filmmaker and film production designer. His work is rooted in notions of time, cinematic illusion and the perception of meaning, often shown in immersive environments which comprise of found objects, sculptures, photography, signs, furniture and architectural assemblages.

In 2017 Garrad co-wrote and directed his debut feature film ‘Waiting For You’, starring Fanny Ardant and Colin Morgan. From the mid 1980s he worked as a production designer on many film including 'The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain' (1995), 'The Serpent’s Kiss' (1997) and 'Waiting for Godot' (2001). He has exhibited widely including at Serpentine Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; National Museum of Wales; MCA, Sydney, Australia. He has taught at Chelsea School of Art, Exeter and Cardiff Colleges of Art and Sheffield City Polytechnic and given guest lectures at many other institutions. Garrad was born in Somerset in 1952. He lives and works in London and studied Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design before attending Chelsea College of Art & Design. He is currently chair of The Shelagh Cluett Trust and was chair of Artsadmin from 1999 until 2021.