Fine Art Practices Group
The Fine Art Practices Research cluster, one of three clusters in the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, is an established area of research with international standing, having submitted to all RAEs, with outcomes recognized as 'world leading' in the RAE 2008 UoA 63 sub profile.
The Fine Art Practices cluster consists of 14 researchers from the department of fine art with outcomes that include exhibitions of work (spanning a wide compass of fine art practices including installation, lens based and digital media, sonics, drawing, painting and sculpture), publications (as exhibition catalogues, books, articles, journal entries), residencies and curatorial projects.
Research funding has been obtained from a number of external sources including The Arts Council, The Scottish Arts Council, the AHRC, Leverhulme, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
International standing is evidenced through the exhibitions, residencies and curatorial projects completed by members of the Fine Art Practice team, most recently in museums such as the Witte de With in Rotterdam, Tate Modern in London and the Mori Museum in Tokyo and galleries in Cologne, Brussels, Basel, Berlin, Milan, Los Angeles, Stockholm, London, Kyoto, Melbourne, Sydney, Boston and New York. Staff have also been invited to undertake international residencies/fellowships at the University of New South Wales, Seian University (Japan), the Triangle Artists Residency (New York), the Braziers International Artist's Workshop Residency and the Helen Chadwick Fellowship at the Ruskin School (Oxford) and the British School at Rome.
The research strategy and environment in Fine Art at De Montfort University is rigorous, expansive and responsive to encouraging staff and students in cutting edge research.
Fine Art Forum
A regular series of Artists Lectures and Forums organised take place throughout the academic year. Forum themes have included:
- Strictly come Drawing
- On Humour
Recent lectures have included:
- Clunie Reid
- Andrew Bick
- Suky Best
- Dan Hays
- Emma Hart
- Daphne Wright
- Paul Winstanly.
The Pleasure Centre
The Pleasure Centre is an academic research project run by the Fine Art Practices (FAP) staff.
News: Academics explore the meaning of pleasure
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