Peter Spence’s ‘The Archive’ nominated for Best Documentary Short Film at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival

Banner - Promotional image for 'The Archive', directed by Peter Spence - with logo of Moscow Jewish Film Festival

The short film The Archive – directed by Peter Spence, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University – has been selected for screening at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival where it is also in competition for Best Documentary Short Film. The Festival was founded in 2015 as the first of its kind in Russia and being held annually ever since. It […]

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Chloë Brown’s ‘A Soft Rebellion in Paradise’ reviewed in Corridor8

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise is a new short film by artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Chloë Brown. The film was shot on location in Sheffield’s Paradise Square and being internationally premiered in the form of an outdoor screening in partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest on Saturday 08 June 2019, in the Square itself. A review of the screening was recently posted by Holly […]

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SHU Space & Place Group Conference – Featuring screening of Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together’ and sessions by Becky Shaw and James Corazzo – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Still from 'Alone Together' by Professor Esther Johnson

This free day-long event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University’s Space & Place Group at Kelham Island Industrial Museum on 10 July 2019 (as part of the University of Sheffield’s From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism programme) brings together academics from across SHU, and beyond, to explore different ways of researching spaces and places, specifically from the perspective of comfort and discomfort. This event […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘Lift Share’ selected for special ‘Made in Scotland’ Showcase in Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

Image of Videotheque at EIFF featuring still from Lift Share by Virginia Heath

Professor Virginia Heath‘s Lift Share has been selected for a special showcase at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Festival, where Lift Share had its premiere in June last year, has included the film in its Videotheque Made in Scotland Showcase, available in the Videotheque and online for festival delegates. See the full list here. The festival is on now, starting on Wednesday 19 June and […]

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8 Lab4Living PhD studentships announced

Lab4Living PhD studentships

Lab4Living is pleased to announce 8 new PD studentships in Art and Design. We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognised for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people’s lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the […]

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Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History) and Professor Virginia Heath (Film)

Title: Hairy Guys in Sheds / Three Chords and the Truth (with ‘work in progress’ film screening and live performance) Speakers: Professor Paul Atkinson and Professor Virginia Heath Abstract Emerging as a side project from research into a book on the design history of electric guitars, Hairy Guys in Sheds is the title of an article written by Paul Atkinson looking at […]

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Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Susannah Gent (Film Production)

Banner image for Susannah Gent's - Intuitive Filmmaking and the Territorial Unconscious

Title: Intuitive Filmmaking and the Territorial Unconscious  Speaker: Susannah Gent, Senior Lecturer in Film Production Filmmaker Susannah Gent analyses her recent experimental shorts in the light of Deleuze and Guattari’s understanding of territory. Throughout her twenty year practice Gent has explored the representation of subjectivity in her films. Her current, practice-led Ph.D. employs a mixed methodological strategy including psychoanalysis, philosophy, and […]

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‘SHIPS in the SKY’ – Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project launches at Hull Central Library on Wednesday 27 February

Three Ships Mural (Hull) - Image for Esther Johnson's SHIPS in the SKY launch

A launch for Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project SHIPS in the SKY will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Hull Central Library. Led by artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson in partnership with Hull Libraries’ oral history project Untold Hull, SHIPS in the SKY is a film, oral history and exhibition project that will uncover peoples’ memories of a treasured Kingston-Upon-Hull […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ airing on the BBC to celebrate Burns Night – Friday 25 January 2019

Composite image of From Scotland With Love, directed by Professor Virginia Heath

From Scotland With Love, Professor Virginia Heath‘s acclaimed feature documentary film will be broadcast this Burns Night (Friday 25 January) on BBC4, the seventh BBC broadcast since its premiere in 2014. Information about the screening, airing at 00:30 on Friday, can be found here – the film will also be available on iPlayer shortly afterwards. Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland […]

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