Association for Art History annual conference

Bringing together current research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures Online EventWednesday 14 – Saturday 17 April 2021 Who should attend the 2021 Annual Conference?The Annual Conference is open to all.  If you are doing research about art, art history or visual culture this online event is a perfect opportunity toContinue reading “Association for Art History annual conference”

DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Peer-review, publishing and editorial roles

17th November 2020 | 15:00-16:00 GMT | Online | Cluster members, PGR and ADM BCU staff are invited to join us for the first in a series of Cluster Writing Workshops that will take place over the coming academic year. This informal session will include feedback from two current doctoral students, Harriet Carter and EdwardContinue reading “DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Peer-review, publishing and editorial roles”

Thinking Through Drawing

‘Teaching drawing online: a showcase of examples and resources for artists and educators’ Material Encounters member Chloe Regan delivered a workshop with the University of the West of England Drawing Research Group on ‘Teaching drawing online: a showcase of examples and resources for artists and educators’ at Thinking Through Drawing Symposium 2020.  Contributors to the workshop presented theirContinue reading “Thinking Through Drawing”

Drawing as a Research Tool

As we have a number of researchers who are interested in Drawing Research, we thought that you might be interested in this Volume of Studies in Material Thinking (sadly no longer funded): https://www.materialthinking.org/volumes/volume-10 There are other volumes but this one focuses on Drawing as a Research Tool. Perhaps a reading gathering might also be aContinue reading “Drawing as a Research Tool”

Devious Tools

Blame the Tools:  Crafty Robots, Well-behaved Implements and Disobedient Devices 2-6pm, 8 October 2020 (NEW DATE) ONLINE There has been a long-standing recognition in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences, of the importance of tools and implements, and the ways in which they are used to create, transform and enhance objects. The character of these toolsContinue reading “Devious Tools”

Post-webinar thoughts: How can art be a practice of research?

CAN ART BE A PRACTICE OF RESEARCH was presented by guest speaker Professor Timothy Ingold, world renowned Anthropologist and author of books including: Lines (2016), Making (2013), Being Alive (2011) and The Perception of the Environment (2000). The premise of the webinar was that it is a commonplace that scientists do research. We might reasonablyContinue reading “Post-webinar thoughts: How can art be a practice of research?”

Art as a practice of research seminar: Prof Tim Ingold

20th May 2021 | 15:00-16:30 GMT | Online We are delighted to invite guest speaker Professor Timothy Ingold, world renowned Anthropologist and author of books including: Lines (2016), Making (2013), Being Alive (2011) and The Perception of the Environment (2000). It is a commonplace that scientists do research. We might reasonably ask the scientist toContinue reading “Art as a practice of research seminar: Prof Tim Ingold”

Amélie Doche

Originally from the Beaujolais region of France, Amélie is currently undertaking a PhD at Birmingham City University. Her doctoral research – carried out in collaboration with the literature development agency Writing West Midlands – uses linguistic tools to investigate the conditions underpinning the reception of new literary writing.  In her PhD, Amélie attempts to makeContinue reading “Amélie Doche”

Ana Rutter

Ana is a practicing artist and a PhD researcher based between Birmingham School of Art and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Her research centres around affect, embodied installation and the commonplace aural landscapes that we live within, it is concerned with affecting experience created using re-mediated gathered material. Her practice spans sound, video, digital image andContinue reading “Ana Rutter”