Dr David Swann invited to attend the first in a series of ‘Plans for Growth: Industry and Skills’ Roundtable discussions hosted by Policy Connect

Policy Connect

Research Lead for the Department of Art & Design Dr David Swann has been invited to attend the first in a series of ‘Plans for Growth: Industry and Skills’ Roundtable discussions hosted by Policy Connect. The first event scheduled for 22 November at the House of Lords, will be a larger roundtable meeting with Labour’s Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Business […]

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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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Hester Reeve presenting at Show and Tell on How to Dwell in the House of Art – Wednesday 27th July 11:00AM

FTI-Io Flat Time House & /origin\forward/slash\ Free event  Wednesday  July 27th  11 am  BST  2022 on Zoom.   How can art be a location or place of ‘dwelling’ in our contemporary situation and why should it matter to us? What does it mean to be ‘at-home-in-the-world’ and if, as Heidegger maintained, we are suffering from the ‘plight of homelessness,’ does […]

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Dr Becky Shaw Researcher Blog – Becky Shaw and Emma Bolland (PhD candidate and Fine Art Associate Lecturer) report on participation in the National Association of Fine Art Education (NAFAE) annual conference, and their paper on oHPo Radio

oHPo Radio

NAFAE explores and champions the changing terrain of fine art education in the UK. The focus of this years’ conference (May 29th) was Making Communities and Making with Communities, looking at the significance of community both within fine art education and in the communities that fine art education interacts with and builds. The day was intense and packed with really […]

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Dr Becky Shaw Researcher Blog – Running across subsidence: The ordinary failure of public art and public infrastructure services

Becky Shaw Putting myself in every pipe in the City of Calgary. Live work September 2017. Image credit Becky Shaw

Becky’s Shaw’s exploration of the unstable space of commissioning included in new book on public art and failure. When an artist is commissioned to explore an institution or organisation the pretext is often to ‘celebrate:’ to communicate complicated ‘hidden’ work to a public; to reach a ‘hard to reach’ community; to give visibility or to find a form to express societal […]

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Dr Becky Shaw’s work with the SHU Art & Design PhD community included in new Routledge International Handbook for Practice-Based Research

'Title, formatted in Sentence......' a project exploring artist researcher identity through re-imagining the research poster. Exhibited, as part of Art & Design HPO Degree show 2018. Including posters by Johnathan Michaels, Jo Ray, Rachel Smith, Sarah 'Smizz' Smith, Diana Taylor, Julia Walters. Image credit Sarah 'Smizz' Smith.

‘Title, formatted in Sentence……’ a project exploring artist researcher identity through re-imagining the research poster. Exhibited, as part of Art & Design HPO Degree show 2018. Including posters by Johnathan Michaels, Jo Ray, Rachel Smith, Sarah ‘Smizz’ Smith, Diana Taylor, Julia Walters. Image credit Sarah ‘Smizz’ Smith.   The new Routledge International Handbook for Practice Based Research (editor Craig Vear) […]

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Professor Esther Johnson presents ‘Echoes of Protest’ at MMU’s ‘Bunker Talks’

Echoes of Protest

Professor Esther Johnson was recently invited by Manchester Metropolitan University to discuss her collaborative research with Debbie Ballin ‘Echoes of Protest‘, a body of work that bears witness to the untold stories of children of the 1984-85 UK Miners’ Strike. The discussion is part of MMU’s BUNKER TALKS, a recording of which can be found here. Further information on work by Esther […]

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Professor Esther Johnson to present SHIPS in the SKY at ‘Changing Places’ Space & Place seminar – Wednesday 27th April 2022

Ships in the Sky

Professor Esther Johnson will present research from her ongoing social history arts project SHIPS in the SKY at the next ‘Changing Places‘ Space & Place group seminar convened by Dr Luke Bennett. This will take place on Wednesday 27 April between 2-4pm. You can sign up for this on Eventbrite.   SHIPS in the SKY is a social history arts project recording the many lives of the majestic Hull & East Riding Co-operative Society store […]

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Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by Paul Atkinson & Virgina Heath to screen on BBC4

On Friday 18 December, the BBC are broadcasting a documentary by two Sheffield Hallam Professors from the Art & Design Research Centre. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and players of cigar box guitars. Many […]

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Lab4Living is recruiting! Professor, Reader and Researcher posts

Lab4Living recruitment

Lab4Living is recruiting to expand its team of researchers as the 100-Year Life project gets underway. Plans for the project, funded through Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) research fund, include a new creative working space, an international research hub and a Design4Ageing Academy. The E3 award has enabled a major recruitment opportunity which includes a Professor, two Readers, a Project […]

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