Esther Johnson invited to be a panel member at London Short Film Festival and Celtic Connections Festival

Celtic Connections

Professor Esther Johnson has been invited to be a panel member for the ‘Incoporating Archive Film‘ session at the London Short Film Festival on 23rd January 2023 at Richmix, London, where she will discuss her film research and use of archive material especially in her feature films ‘Dust & Metal‘ and ‘Asunder‘.   Esther has also been invited to discuss […]

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Michelle Atherton’s ‘The Invite, The Impetus, & The Chat’ featured in Borrowed Time: Death, Dying and Change

Borrowed Time book cover

image by   A new piece of writing by Michelle Atherton has been published in Matt Osmond & Richard (Eds.) Borrowed Time: Death, Dying and Change, Kingsbridge, Devon, England 2022. The book’s overall premise is that: ‘we’re all of us living on borrowed time: the brevity of our personal span of existence now mirrored by a biosphere under intolerable pressure, its […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s DUST & METAL to screen at Leeds International Film Festival 2022

Professor Esther Johnson‘s new poetic documentary feature film DUST & METAL which received its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield DocFest will screen on 9 November at the 36th Leeds International Film Festival. Esther has also been invited as a member of the jury for the drama feature film competition. Tickets for the film are available HERE Further information on the film can be found here and […]

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Giant Hand Eats Building from the Inside

Giant Hand Eats Building

‘Giant Hand Eats Building from the Inside’ and ‘Loop Until Escape’ launched at Sarah Wigglesworth Architecture (SWA) September 19th 2022 Becky Shaw’s work developed from a recent artist residency at a firm of architects is now on show. Following a residency at Sarah Wigglesworth Architecture in 2019-20, Becky was invited to show the body of work in the context of Stock […]

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No Bounds Festival – Hallam’s collaboration set to spark conversation

No Bounds

An exciting, barrier-breaking cultural festival is coming to Sheffield this October – and we’re thrilled to announce that staff and academics from the Culture & Creativity Research Institute have been involved in key exhibitions. What to expect from the festival? If you come to the festival, you’ll have an opportunity to see the city from new and different perspectives and a rare […]

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Penny McCarthy’s exhibition ‘Cloud Falls in Love With Mortal’ opens on 8th October 2022

Penny McCarthy, Cloud falls in love with mortal, pencil on paper. Photo Hugo Glendinning.

Solo exhibition by the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award Winner 2019 at Hastings Contemporary. Cloud falls in love with mortal is a solo exhibition by Penny McCarthy and comprises an extensive series of graphite drawings made between 2019 and 2022. The artist received the biennial Evelyn Williams Drawing Award in 2019. The catalyst for these drawings was a newspaper image from […]

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‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ – Thursday 1st September 2022, 09.00-17.30

Only 2 weeks to the ‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ event. This event marks the publication of our anthology: ‘Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World’ (Stephanie Hartle and Darcy White (Eds), Bloomsbury Academic. Pub. 25 August 2022). The event offers a wonderful opportunity to meet […]

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“Three Raymond Briggs books that helped make the graphic novel respectable” by Matthew Edgar for The Conversation

Following the death of Raymond Briggs on 9 August, visual communication lecturer Matthew Edgar has written an article for The Conversation about how the illustrator transformed the way we see and value of the strip cartoon and graphic novel in this country. Edgar says: “Briggs’ great achievement was to make the form intellectually respectable through telling stories about seemingly ordinary characters, […]

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