Recent Submissions

  • An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture. 

    Watson, Allan (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design. Gray's School of Art, 1992-05-01)
    WATSON, A. 1992. An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture.
    This research is concerned with the utilization of chance as a stimulus to encourage experiment and discovery in sculpture. The aims of this research project were: to examine the role of chance within the creative process ...
  • City as a spaceship. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Mohanty, Susmita; Imhof, Anna Barbara (International Astronautical Federation www.iafastro.org, 2014-09-29)
    FAIRBURN, S., MOHANTY, S. and IMHOF, A.B. 2014. City as a spaceship. Presented at the 65th International astronautical congress (IAC), 29 September - 3 October 2014, Toronto, Canada. Available from: www.iafastro.org
    While past visions of future cities were often inspired by space and exploration of the unknown, and thus based in science fiction, we propose future visions of the city based in science fact; that which is known and learned ...
  • Critical art in contemporary Macedonia. 

    Blackwood, Jon (Mala Galerija, 2016-12-31)
    BLACKWOOD, J. 2016. Critical art in contemporary Macedonia. Skopje: Mala Galerija.
    This book is the first in-depth study, in English, of contemporary art in Macedonia. Featuring a critical introduction, and over twenty interviews with contemporary artists, cultural workers, curators and writers, this ...
  • On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. 

    Douglas, Anne; Gray, Carole; Delday, Heather (Fruitmarket Gallery, 2002-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A., GRAY, C. and DELDAY, H. 2002. On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. In McLean, E. and Dougherty, S. (eds.) Heaven on earth. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, pages 14-27.
    This publication was published to accompany the forum Heaven on Earth which took place at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on 7 December 2001.
  • Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fairburn, Susan Marie (INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING DESIGNERS AND THE DESIGN SOCIETY https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34720, 2013-09-04)
    GULARI, M.N. and FAIRBURN, S. 2013. Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field. In Proceedings of the 15th international conference on engineering and product design education (E&PDE13): design education - growing our future, 5 - 6 September 2013, Dublin, Ireland. Bristol: Design Society [online], pages 246-251. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34720.
    "Jack-of-all-trades, master of none" is a figure of speech that suits generalists well. Having special knowledge is usually confused with being an expert. Does it mean that a non-specialist or a generalist is not an expert? ...
  • Introduction to contemporary art in BiH. 

    Blackwood, Jon (Duplex 100m², 2015-08-01)
    BLACKWOOD., J. 2015. Introduction to contemporary art in BiH. Sarajevo: Duplex 100m2.
    This will be the first ever book on contemporary art in Bosnia & Herzegovina, in any language. The book derives from a period of three years of research and participatory observation around the differing art activities in ...
  • Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. 

    Douglas, Anne (http://www.orpheusinstituut.be/en/education/docartes, 2016-02-26)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. Presented as part of the docARTES: crossing borders programme, 26 February 2016, Ghent, Belguim.
    docARTES is an international inter-university doctoral programme for practice-based research in musical arts, designed for musician-researchers. This was an invited lecture for the Crossing borders programme.
  • In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. 

    Bugali, Hilal; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Halsall, Robert (TRADERS http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf, 2016-11-21)
    BUGALI, H., FAIRBURN, S. and HALSALL, R. 2016. In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. In the Proceedings of training art and design researchers for participation in public space (TRADERS): mediations; art and design agency and participation in public space, 21-22 Nov 2016, London, UK. London: TRADERS [online], pages 163-173. Available from: http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf.
    Design has expanded its scope towards social change and innovation - this is observed to a great extent in the UK in parallel with the 'Big Society', but is happening globally as well. The existing literature concentrates ...
  • Spheres of practices for the co-design of wearables. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Steed, Josie; Coulter, Janet (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/20511787.2016.1255445, 2016-12-12)
    FAIRBURN, S., STEED, J. and COULTER, J. 2016. Spheres of practices for the co-design of wearables. Journal of textile design research and practice [online], 4(1), pages 85-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20511787.2016.1255445.
    As expectations within the area of smart textiles increasingly become informed and driven by technological developments, the disciplinary boundaries and relationship between user and technological innovation will unavoidably ...
  • What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Prestel, 2016-10-25)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. In Harrison, H.M. and Harrison, N. (eds.) The time of the force majeure: after 45 years counterforce is on the horizon. Grantham: Prestel.
    "Simply paying attention guarantees the transformation from a nature supposedly asleep to the work that displays nature’s strange vitality. Art is what attention makes with nature." This observation by Michel De Certeau, ...
  • Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Bergen National Academy of Arts, 2008-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 5 (SK5): questioning qualities, 2008, Bergen, Norway. Bergen: Bergen National Academy of Arts.
    Our research is concerned with the changing nature of public art. We work with the experience of making art, drawing on articulations of process developed by artists themselves as well as theorists and historians. We also ...
  • Leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile: an ecology of practice in the everyday. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2005-11-30)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2005. Leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile: an ecology of practice in the everyday. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 2 (SK2): aesthetic practice and aesthetic insight, November 2005, Bergen, Norway.
    This paper reviews the projects that fed into the On the Edge research programme between 2001-2004.
  • The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris; Delday, Heather (Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2004-10-26)
    DOUGLAS, A., FREMANTLE, C. and DELDAY, H. 2004. The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 1 (SK1), 26-28 October 2004, Solstrand, Norway.
    This paper articulates an approach to art and design practice that questions two fundamental assumptions: firstly, it is not framed by the creative practice of an individual artist delivering an authored artwork to a public ...
  • 'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday. 

    Delday, Heather (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Gray's School of Art., 2006-06-01)
    DELDAY, H. 2006. 'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This research proposes and develops a critical framework - a 'matrix' to make sense of the artistic process from the practitioner's perspective. It draws from the research of de Certeau into everyday culture and the art ...
  • Encounter in art. 

    Douglas, Anne (http://2014.fola.com.au/program/art-and-encounter/, 2014-03-15)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Encounter in art. Presented at Art and encounter 2014: beyond audience develpment; why do artists engage publics in participation?, 14-30 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne: Arts House.
    This presentation explores how 'encounter' is different from 'event' and making this differentiation has important implications on how we imagine the relationship of art to audience. The author introduces some theoretical ...
  • Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Melbourne, 2014-03-04)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. Presented at the Macgeorge fellowship, Centre for creative partnerships, 4 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
    A keynote such as this raises the expectations of a new beginning to a discourse, of presenting another way of thinking about a shared set of issues. The process of arriving at the focus of the keynote has been collaborative ...
  • "Context is half the work": developing doctoral research through arts practice in culture. 

    Douglas, Anne (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/The-Everyday-Practice-of-Public-Art-Art-Space-and-Social-Inclusion/Cartiere-Zebracki/p/book/9781138829213, 2015-11-19)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. "Context is half the work": developing doctoral research through arts practice in culture. In Cartiere, C. and Zebracki, M. (eds.) The everyday practice of public art: art, space and social inclusion. Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 8.
    In 2001-4, a small research team of post doctoral and doctoral artist researchers, working with five cultural partners drew together two apparently incommensurable issues: remote rural culture and contemporary art. The ...
  • Leading cultures of transition through arts practice. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Valencia, 2016-11-30)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Leading cultures of transition through arts practice. Keynote presented at the Art and ecology seminar, 28-30 November 2016, Valencia, Spain.
    In this third keynote I want to rise a little to the surface while rising to the challenge that both speakers have offered the arts. All three presentations share in common the importance of the stories we tell ourselves. ...
  • Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life. 

    Douglas, Anne
    DOUGLAS, A. [2016] Venturing out on the thread of a tune: the artist as improvisor in public life. In Oliver, J. (ed) Creative practice and the art of association, trajectories of practice as research. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press, forthcoming.
    In discussing the work of Wassily Kandinsky of some hundred years ago, Will Grohmann, an art historian, focuses on Kandinsky's effort to develop a new grammar for the visual arts. Kandinsky, Grohmann argues, undertakes a ...
  • What is it possible to know? 

    Douglas, Anne (NAFAE http://www.nafae.org.uk/events/research-practice-practice-research, 2016-07-15)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. What is it possible to know? Presented at the Research practice practice research symposium; fine art research network, 15 July 2016, Lancaster, UK. Lancaster: NAFAE [online]. Available from: http://www.nafae.org.uk/sites/default/files/papers/research_practice_keynote_anne_douglas.pdf
    In his 1978 movie Manhattan, Woody Allen’s character, lying on a coach in his apartment after a break up of a relationship, records his thoughts on life: “An idea for a short story about people in Manhattan who are ...

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