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  • Imperfect art: working in public; a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). 

    Lacy, Suzanne (Robert Gordon University Grays School of Art, 2013-06-30)
    LACY, S. 2013. Imperfect art: working in public; a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). Robert Gordon University, PhD Thesis.
    In Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art (1994) the author called for a new language of critique for the transient and publicly located art practices known today as social, or public, practices. Since that time authors ...
  • The making of modern Scottish craft: revival and invention in 1970s Scotland. 

    Peach, Andrea (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2017-08-01)
    PEACH, A. 2017. The making of modern Scottish craft: revival and invention in 1970s Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The 1970s were a period of renaissance for the crafts in Britain, often referred to as a craft revival. The creation of national organisations and infrastructures to support craft, and define its identity, played a crucial ...
  • An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and "intelligent making". 

    Toner-Edgar, Maggi (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2008-05-31)
    TONER-EDGAR, M. 2008. An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and "intelligent making". Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis examines the relationship between textile craft practice and Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning. The nature of craft practice has been described as 'Intelligent Making'. The aims were to investigate the ...
  • Social art practices as feminist manifestos: radical hospitality in the archive. 

    Gausden, Caroline (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2016-09-01)
    GAUSDEN, C. 2016. Social art practices as feminist manifestos: radical hospitality in the archive. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The research presents a practice-based examination of the politics and poetics of the manifesto form, drawing on feminist theoretical writing and activism alongside contemporary iterations of socially engaged art. It ...
  • 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 ...
  • '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 ...
  • Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. 

    Hope, Charlotte Sophie (Birkbeck, University of London Film, media and cultural studies, 2011-12-31)
    HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change [online]. Available from: http://sophiehope.org.uk/research/
    Through this practice based research I argue that cultural democracy as a way of thinking contests dominant models of commissioning art to effect social change. A method of generative metaphor of critical distance emerges ...
  • Ethical design: a foundation for visual communication. 

    Buwert, Peter (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Gray's School of Art., 2016-05)
    BUWERT, P. 2016. Ethical design: a foundation for visual communication. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The central original contribution to knowledge proposed by this thesis is the setting forth of a conceptualisation of ethical theory specifically in relation to design, with a focus on visual communication design. Building ...
  • Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. 

    Bunnell, Katie (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1998)
    BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    See Coversheet for system requirements. The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to ...
  • The discourse of cultural leadership. 

    Price, Jonathan (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Gray's School of Art., 2016-02)
    PRICE, J.F.R. 2016. The discourse of cultural leadership. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Cultural leadership has been a key concept in cultural policy and training since 2002. Most closely associated with the UK’s Clore Leadership Programme, it has been developed through various courses and initiatives ...
  • Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. 

    Smith, Helen (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2015-07)
    SMITH, H. 2015. Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    • What insights can art reveal in the context of organizational change? • How do artistic practices influence the way communities address change? • In what ways can an individual artistic practice concerned with the role ...
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2014-12)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth and job creation. Governments have devoted considerable resources to increase their competitiveness in the market. Several design support ...
  • An examination of the physical and temporal parameters of post-physical printmaking practice: exploring new modes of collaboration, distribution and consumption resulting from digital processes and networked participation. 

    Thompson, Paul (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2014-02)
    This research was initiated by questions raised from the researcher’s professional activities in fine art printmaking and examines, through contextualised artistic practice and critical enquiry, redefinitions in the physical ...
  • Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. 

    Irving, Iain (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2013-06)
    (Research Aim) This research sets out to explore and define a Contemporary Independent Curator and his/her practice. This type and method of curating activity occurs in a cultural context by ...
  • Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational practice. 

    Chu, Chu Yuan (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2013-06)
    CHU, C.Y. 2013. Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This PhD research offers a new conception of negotiation that attempts to re-imagine the roles of and relationships between artist and participant-other in social art practice. Negotiation is implicit in art practice, ...
  • Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? 

    Goto Collins, Reiko (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2012-02)
    GOTO COLLINS, R. 2012. Ecology and enviromental art in public place: talking trees: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? Robert Gordon Unviersity, PhD thesis.
    My research started with a question: Is it possible to create change if we understand life is interdependent and interrelated with nature in our environment? I researched this question from the perspective of a practising ...
  • A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. 

    Her, Jiun-Jhy (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2011-10)
    Over the course of the past decade the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations in Taiwan have become open air art galleries: with more prominent and frequent display of various artistic creations in stations, including interactive ...
  • An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer. 

    Cumming, Deborah (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2007-08)
    Graphic designers encounter particular difficulties when undertaking work for small business clients. Identifying the core business values is an essential step to ensure that a successful design solution results. An ...
  • The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions. 

    Malins, Julian Paul (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1993-05)
    The ceramic glazing techniques of vapour glazing, reduction lustre, Raku and fuming all require specialised firing conditions with the use of potentially hazardous kiln atmospheres and specialist kiln designs for their ...
  • Environmentally sensitive printmaking: a framework for safe practice. 

    Pengelly, Jon (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1997-08)
    This research is concerned with establishing a rationale which will link safe printmaking practices with artists' individual and sustainable creative practices, by investigating the preconception that printmaking practices ...