Professorship awarded to Esther Johnson

Professor Esther Johnson

We are pleased to announce that Esther Johnson was recently awarded a Professorship and now holds the title of Professor of Film and Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. Esther is an artist and filmmaker working with moving image, audio and photography. She was awarded an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, and is a Fellow of The […]

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Professorship awarded to David Swann

Professor David Swann

We are pleased to announce that David Swann has been awarded a Professorship in Design. David is a double graduate of the Royal College of Art (MDes Industrial Design 1991 and PhD 2011). His design research is grounded in global healthcare challenges. In 2014, David won the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design’s World Design Impact Prize. In the […]

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Sharon Kivland, Reader in Fine Art, features in student’s film nearly 25 years on …

Image from The Problem of Perspective

The Problem of Perspective is a series of screenings illuminating a distinctly northern perspective on the history of artists’ moving image in England. The project surveys an array of production strategies deployed by video artists and filmmakers across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and Cumbria from the ‘60s to the early 2000s. This edition of the project includes […]

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19 January 2017 – Redress ‘EcoChic Design Award’ Educators Workshop & Fashion Academy

SIA Post Hall, HPO Cafe, Research Support Surgeries

Reader in Fashion, Dr Alison Gwilt, invites SHU staff and students to a free one-day fashion workshop on 19 January 2017 that aims to inspire through the positive power of fashion. The event is organised by Redress,  a Hong Kong based environment NGO working in the fashion industry, in collaboration with hosts, ADRC and Sheffield Institute of Arts. As the only […]

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Professor Lise Autogena to deliver keynote at ‘Agents in the Anthropocene Symposium’ in Rotterdam on 27 January 2017


Professor Lise Autogena and frequent collaborator Joshua Portway will deliver a keynote presentation at the symposium Agents in the Anthropocene: Trans/disciplinary Practices in Art and Design Education Today at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam on 27 – 28 January 2017. Agents in the Anthropocene Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, Netherlands 27 – 28 January 2017 The symposium will explore the […]

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Professor Lise Autogena to present at international Data Publics conference on 26-28 January

Data Publics logo - Goldsmith's University Department of Visual Cultures

Professor Lise Autogena will present at the Data Publics: International Research Forum, at Goldsmiths University’s Department of Visual Cultures on 26-28 January 2017. The theme of the forum is Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy and takes as its starting point an active understanding of the participation of today’s populations in data generation and the shaping of new […]

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Dr Esther Johnson’s film ‘Hinterland’ selected for exhibition at Hull’s new Humber Street Gallery

Still from Esther Johnson's 'Hinterland'

Hinterland, Dr Esther Johnson‘s 16mm artist film has been selected for an exhibition opening in April 2017, curated by Film and Video Umbrella for Hull’s new Humber Street Gallery. Focusing on an East Yorkshire community which live on the fastest eroding coastline in Europe, Hinterland asks how it feels to live in such a precarious situation with homes fatally threatened […]

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