175 Years of an Art School – Heritage Open Days this week features tours of the Head Post Office, an exhibition, screenings and more

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This Friday and Saturday there are many events taking place in Sheffield as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day programme, and the Sheffield Institute of Arts at the Head Post Office will be hosting several including an exhibition of work by C3RI PhD Candidate Caroline Claisse, screenings of Professor Esther Johnson‘s curated programme Without Brutality, guided walking tours showing Where Bombs Fell and behind-the-scenes […]

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Debbie Ballin and Esther Johnson at The XX International Oral History Association Conference, Finland

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IOHA 2018 – Memory and Narration is the XX International Oral History Association Conference, being held this year at the University of Jyväskylä between Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June. Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking Debbie Ballin have been invited to present a paper on their collaborative research project A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ as […]

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Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre – Professor Esther Johnson curates Sheffield Doc/Fest film programme

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‘Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.’ – John Ruskin 2018 sees the 25th anniversaries of both Doc/Fest and the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Without Brutality consists of films by students and staff of the university, from 1969 to 1993, when the art school was integrated into Sheffield Hallam University and the […]

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Professor Esther Johnson on ‘Live Scores and Archive’ panel at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Live Cinema Summit – 08 June 2018

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Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson has been invited to be on the Live Scores and Archive panel at the Live Cinema Summit at this year’s Doc/Fest. The theme real live marks the inaugural Live Cinema Summit which will bring together filmmakers, musicians, performers and practitioners from across the realms of factual and fictional storytelling with the aim to address what live cinema […]

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Professor Esther Johnson featured in British Universities Film & Video Council Viewfinder magazine

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Esther Johnson has written a feature article for the latest edition of Viewfinder, the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) magazine, about the research behind her film Asunder. The article, to be featured in the April edition, can be found on Esther’s website here. Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ nominated for the Archive Award at the Learning on Screen Awards 2018

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The British Universities Film & Video Council Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media in education and research. Since 2005 the awards have showcased the very best of educational television, recognised the valuable moving image output of the UK’s leading universities, and provided a platform for a generation of upcoming student filmmakers. In 2018 […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ screening in Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum with Director / Co-Producer Q&A – Wednesday 11 April 2018

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Sheffield Hallam University’s Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will be screening Asunder at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield on Wednesday 11 April 2018. Esther will be giving a Q&A after the screening in a session chaired by SHU Reader in Journalism Dr David Clarke. Asunder (featuring Q&A with Esther Johnson) Weston Park Museum, Sheffield Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP Wednesday 11 April 2018, […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘Asunder’ – Screenings announced

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Professor Esther Johnson‘s Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. New dates for screenings of Asunder, with Q&As are below: 21 February 2018 Newcastle University […]

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‘Wilderness’: Professor Esther Johnson exhibiting ‘Hinterland’ at the New Art Gallery, Walsall – Opens with preview on 01 February 2018

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Professor Esther Johnson, Professor of Film and Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University, will be exhibiting work as part of a new exhibition entitled Wilderness at The New Art Gallery opening in Walsall with a preview on Thursday 01 February 2018. As part of a season of exhibitions exploring the theme of wilderness, The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present paintings, drawings, photographs […]

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