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

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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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Transmission: Becky Shaw and Katrina Palmer – Tuesday 25 February 2020

2020 TRANSMISSION SHAW Becky - Katrina Palmer (2)

TRANSMISSION 2020 Keywords are words or concepts of significance. Sometimes they are used as shortcuts to interpretation or expectation. Words (and concepts) have multiple and often contradictory meanings. They are not fixed, and there may be a struggle over their definitions. They change and flow or are blocked and fought over. They are employed, weaponised, or otherwise. This year Transmission […]

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‘Gravity 2020: Museum’ – Becky Shaw and Frances Scott in discussion

2020-02-13 SHAW Becky - Gravity Museum III - Image detail from PHX - X is for Xylonite

  Gravity: Museum   We look forward to a new season of Gravity lectures convened in partnership with Museums Sheffield. Through Gravity, we offer an innovation platform that aims to build a learning community seeking new forms of understanding of art practice through speculative conversations that are often propositional and co-created between students and speakers. Each presentation will begin with […]

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Dr Becky Shaw Researcher Blog – As ‘How Deep is your Love?’ launches at Contemporary Calgary

Becky Shaw - How Deep is Your Love? - Banner image by Becky Shaw

About the author Dr Becky Shaw is Reader in Fine Art and leads the PhD cohort in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. She makes process-based, live artworks in the social realm. Here she writes about her recently exhibited work as part of Dynamic Environment, an exhibition marking the culmination of works concluding Calgary’s WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab. […]

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‘Dynamic Environment’ – Dr Becky Shaw’s work concludes with series of events at Calgary’s WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab

Banner image featuring logos of Contemporary Calgary and Dynamic Environment - Exhibition featuring Becky Shaw

Dr Becky Shaw will this month be exhibiting work as part of Dynamic Environment, an exhibition marking the culmination of works concluding Calgary’s WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab. The exhibition is complemented with a series of events opening on Thursday 26 September with a panel discussion at Contemporary Calgary. Becky will be hosting a public interactive tour centred around her How Deep is Your Love? artworks […]

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Dr Becky Shaw researcher blog: The Odd Project

About the author Dr Becky Shaw is Reader in Fine Art and leads the PhD cohort in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. She makes process-based, live artworks in the social realm. She is currently Artist in Residence at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Here she writes about the Odd Project, a three-year interdisciplinary project. In 2017 I […]

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Becky Shaw to open ‘People, Place and Policy’ conference, 3 July 2019

People, Place and Policy conference

Fine Art Reader Becky Shaw will be one of three speakers opening the  conference tomorrow at Sheffield Hallam University. Organised by the University’s Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), this one day event will focus on Social and spatial inequalities. Autonomy is central to the production, reproduction and reduction of social and spatial inequalities. Becky will join Becky Tunstall (University of […]

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Becky Shaw’s latest Artist-in-Residence blog post at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

SWA residency - Becky's ongoing image library

In her latest artist blog post at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (SWA) in London, Fine Art reader Dr Becky Shaw reflects on warmth and windows, the speculative ‘soup’ of her journey so far, and the inevitable dead ends and dead wood along the way. 26 June 2019 Becky Shaw: artist-in-residence reflections In this blog entry, Becky discusses her ideas for a sequence of […]

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