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How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed on 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow.

Readings from selected poetic texts by Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b. 1932), known as 'the Harrisons,' at UNFIX Festival Glasgow on 30 March 2019. Chris Fremantle and Anne Douglas read six excerpts selected to highlight the... Read More about How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed on 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow..

Social art practices as feminist manifestos: radical hospitality in the archive. (2016)
Thesis
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 offers feminist manifestos as a l... Read More about Social art practices as feminist manifestos: radical hospitality in the archive..

Artist as leader (2007-09) [online]. (2016)
Digital Artefact
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2009. Artist as leader (2007-09) [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/artist-as-leader-2007-09/

Artist as Leader posed the questions What does leadership mean to artists? Can artists be leaders? The research formed a partnership between Performing Arts Labs, London, Cultural Enterprise Office, Glasgow and the Cultural Leadership Foundation, Sco... Read More about Artist as leader (2007-09) [online]..

Remote rural culture and contemporary art [online]. (2016)
Digital Artefact
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2005. Remote rural culture and contemporary art [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/about-phase-1/

Five project partners responsible for cultural development in remote rural places offered their particular challenges, opportunities, expertise and experience to a shared learning space developed by the researchers who were also artists. For example,... Read More about Remote rural culture and contemporary art [online]..

The discourse of cultural leadership. (2016)
Thesis
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 UKs Clore Leadership Programme, it has been developed through various courses and initiatives domestically and internationally, in... Read More about The discourse of cultural leadership..

Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. (2015)
Thesis
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 of art in society, add new insight... Read More about Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice..

Drawing paper 8. (2015)
Other
DOUGLAS, A., GENEVER, K. and RAVETZ, A. (eds.) 2015. Drawing paper [online], 8. Available from: http://www.mikesstudio.co.uk/project/drawing-paper-8/

Drawing Paper, the free newspaper based gallery concerned with contemporary drawing practice returns. Our 8th issue was curated and produced in collaboration with Anne Douglas, Kate Genever and Amanda Ravetz.

Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. (2013)
Thesis
IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

(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 an individual who practices (mostly) outwith a cultural ins... Read More about Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator..

Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. (2013)
Thesis
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, and is often used without elucid... Read More about Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice..

Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). (2013)
Thesis
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 have taken up the challenge... Read More about Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001)..

Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? (2012)
Thesis
GOTO COLLINS, R. 2012. Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? Robert Gordon University, 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 artist in the field of envir... Read More about Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature?.

Participating in the 'wrong' way? (2011)
Thesis
HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. Birkbeck (University of London), PhD thesis.

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 through four projects based... Read More about Participating in the 'wrong' way?.

A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. (2011)
Thesis
HER, J.-J. 2011. A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

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 artworks. However, unlike... Read More about A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems..

Artist as leader. (2008)
Digital Artefact
DAVIE, E. 2008. Artist as leader. [Video recording]. Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art.

Artist as Leader posed the questions: "what does leadership mean to artists," and "can artists be leaders?" The research formed a partnership between Performing Arts Labs, London, Cultural Enterprise Office, Glasgow and the Cultural Leadership Founda... Read More about Artist as leader..

Working in public: art, practice and policy [online]. (2007)
Digital Artefact
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Working in public: art, practice and policy [online]. Available from http://www.workinginpublicseminars.org/

The partners for this project were Suzanne Lacy, Public Art Resource + Research Scotland, the Scottish Arts Council and On the Edge together with the four venues in the four major Scottish cities, The Foyer (Aberdeen), CCA (Glasgow), University of th... Read More about Working in public: art, practice and policy [online]..

Away from end product or genre: a protocol as artistic language: evolving a critical framework for contemporary visual art practice in the public (or social) realm, 2000-2003. (2007)
Thesis
BOURNE, S. 2007. Away from end product or genre: a protocol as artistic language: evolving a critcal framework for contemporary visual art practice in the public (or social) realm, 2000-2003. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1437838

For contemporary visual art to be visible and exist as art in peer networks it usually depends upon its transformation into objects. Can we define and test out an alternative visibility more adequate to a production that is 'an act of supplying'? I p... Read More about Away from end product or genre: a protocol as artistic language: evolving a critical framework for contemporary visual art practice in the public (or social) realm, 2000-2003..

Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection, 19-20 June 2007, Inverness, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-3

We explored some of the ethical and artistic implications of veiwing the idea of public as a living process of forming of different publics in response to specefic circumstances and through discrete modes of address. How might ethics be judged in the... Read More about Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection..

Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power, 22-23 May 2007, Glasgow, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-2

This seminar explored power in relation to the authority of the artist, institutional authority and authority as individual. In each of these situations the issue of representation was closely linked to how power might be taken and used to develop ne... Read More about Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power..

Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public, 27-28 March 2007, Aberdeen, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/seminar-1

The seminar drew discussion through a range of questions: How we might determine what is art and what is not art? When and where is it appropriate for the artist to speak for others? When art is camouflaged in every day activity, how might we underst... Read More about Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public..

Research papers: leading through practice. (2007)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. (eds.) 2007. Research papers: leading through practice. a-n magazine [online], 2007(3), supplement. Available from: https://www.a-n.co.uk/tag/leading-through-practice.

Artist as Leader is a programme that aims to understand the ways artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture. There are two complimentary parts to the Artis... Read More about Research papers: leading through practice..