Joanna Fursman

Joanna is an artist-researcher-educator living in Birmingham, UK. In 2013 she completed an MA Art and Education Practices and has taught on MA, BA Fine Art and PGCE Art and Design courses and in Secondary School since 2005. Joanna’s practice-led research examines where the pedagogic turn in contemporary art practice proposes different futures, potentials andContinue reading “Joanna Fursman”

John Hillman

John is a researcher, writer, educator and image-maker engaged in the interdisciplinary areas of photography, image and visual culture. He is Associate Professor at Birmingham City University whose research interrogates an expanded view of photography. His interests lie in philosophical approaches to contemporary culture and understanding how images and media technologies shape our experience. HisContinue reading “John Hillman”

Jonnie Turpie

Edward ‘Jonnie’ Turpie, having established a successful creative industries career returned to education in 2017 as a Doctoral Research Student at Birmingham School of Art. His career included establishing an independent production company producing television programmes and innovative digital content.  During his journey towards PhD completion he has achieved a PG Certificate in Research Practice in 2018,Continue reading “Jonnie Turpie”

Monika Fischbein

Monika Fischbein is a visual artist, researcher, and educator. She has been working with images for over 20 years and her work has frequently featured in international and national solo exhibitions, conferences, and workshops.  From 2014-2019, Fischbein’s research and practice focused on the idea of national identity, resulting in several projects: a photographic elegy titledContinue reading “Monika Fischbein”

Niamh Seana Meehan

Niamh Seana is a visual artist who creates performative readings, sound and text-based installations, writing projects and conversations based on the slippages involved within the translation of thought to text. Her practice investigates the unknowability of language, the messiness of language and how language has the potential to become visual, performative and moveable. To createContinue reading “Niamh Seana Meehan”

Rebecca Court

My research seeks to understand the relations between people and things in exhibition spaces. Through exhibition making I consider how we (as artists, curators, researchers), make things through the key relators that exist within a system of things that interact. Defined as an encounter between audience, thing and maker, the exhibition is situated, aiming to understand it as aContinue reading “Rebecca Court”

Simon Fleury

Simon Fleury’s practice-led research fabricates museum-objects to explore and test the intimate entangling encounter between the museum and photograph. Accessing this saturated field of material relations (photosphere) via the conservation-based modes of photo-documentation and material analysis of museum-objects, known as the condition report (counter-factual conservation). As a senior conservator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum,Continue reading “Simon Fleury”

Taiba Akhtar

Having completed her undergraduate studies at the School of Art, Taiba Akhtar has progressed onto the Fine Art MA developing visual and material encounters throughout her journey rethinking her position as a printmaker.   She is interested in imagery that dissects an individual’s view of reality through complexity, multiplicity, assemblage and the traces of echoing or sameness.  Her engagement withContinue reading “Taiba Akhtar”