Areas of Interest Challenge – How to ‘connect’ the old and present communities by exploring the trace of the past. The role of re-enactment; how much is done, what form does it take, what community involvement is there; is it […]
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I am thrilled to be working as the Artist in Residence at The Scottish Crannog Centre this Spring. The post is supported by the SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities) and will run from the end of January […]
A blog to document and discuss my Artist in Residence post at the Scottish Crannog Centre, supported by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities.
The Salford-based peer-led art school has teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University for a fully funded research post which will explore alternative school models.
For practice-based research, creating and applying a methodology has it’s challenges. For many artists, art works are developed with different goals and themes that can make applying a recurring working method difficult. This also applies to my work, however, I […]
Rising to the Challenge One of the hardest parts of any new period of study, research or creative practice is moving on from older work and managing to keep the creativity flowing. I’ve found this challenging and probably even more […]
This post is a reflection on the challenges of developing my theoretical position and how this underpins my practice and work. As my research is practice-based, theoretical writing is optional but is something that I am interested in. However it […]
I am half way through my PhD first year in the music department at the University of Aberdeen. Over this time I have focused on my thesis topic, re-focused on my thesis topic and changed my topic! I have started […]
This blog will document the development of my practice and my PhD thesis Traces and What’s Left: Constructing a Communicative Form as an Art Practice as research in the Music Department at the University of Aberdeen.
the account of a journey towards a Doctorate and towards fulfillment as a practising artist
Dr Stephen Thompson’s research and ideas lecture discussed the concepts researched during his PHD which was completed prior to him taking the post of deputy Dean seven years ago; he also tied this into how he sees this research evolving […]
Pedagogy is the word of the week. It’s also reading week, or (un)reading week as it’s colloquially known here in the fine art department. This means that there is no formal teaching, which doesn’t really affect me, but did give […]
When embarking on a PhD, there are undoubtedly lots of admin procedures and working methodologies to get your head round. Luckily, the university has specialist training and professionalisation courses for people working in academia. As I noted earlier, the course […]