Centre for Media, Arts and Design

Centre for Media, Arts and Design

Research conducted through the Centre falls within six subject areas: Creative Media Technologies, Humanities, Journalism and Broadcasting, Theatre, Television and Performance, Welsh and Art and Design. Research includes themes of Social Engagement, Arts in Health, Material Thinking within Art and Design, and Technology & Innovation involving collaboration within the University’s Centre for Creative and Applied Research for the Digital Society (CARDS).

If you are interested in studying for a research degree or collaborating with a researcher please contact :

Dr Susan Liggett, Head of University Research Centre for Media, Arts and Design, Reader in Art and Design s.liggett@glyndwr.ac.uk

The ethos of the Creative Arts Research Centre is that teaching is informed and improved by research. The strategy for the centre is underpinned by the delivery of a research seminar series of talks from academic and non-academic contributors with the aim of fostering collaboration between stake holders and encouraging interdisciplinary projects that utilize other areas of expertise within Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University.

The centre produces publications, exhibitions, conferences, public seminars and generates both written and practice-led outputs. It also works closely with the University's Oriel Sycharth Gallery.

 

 

 

Research Outputs and Scholarly Activities for Research Centre for the Creative Arts academic year 2015/16

 

Conference Papers/Journals

Alonso, C. (2015) “The Narrative of Craft: Digital Capabilities within Traditional Stories”, In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015), Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Baker, D. (2016) 'Deep Time and The Anthropocene in d.g.nanouk okpik'sCorpse Whale.' Strata Symposium, Aberystwyth University.

Cooke, A. (2015) Motyf, Type in music. (conference and publication) In: Hochschule fur Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd. ISBN 978-3-936483-07-09.

Davies, S. (2016) Towards HAL-ography (Conference Paper), In: Stanley Kubrick: A Retrospective, International Conference, De Montford University.

Davies, S. (2016) CVMP – 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production, (poster presentation) London.

Jones, P. (2016) Art and Geopolitical Borders: Contested Sovereignty and Art Practice, (conference paper) Manchester Metropolitan University.

Liggett, S, Heald K., Earnshaw R.A., Thompson E. and Excell P.S. (2015): "Collaborative Research in Art, Design and New Media - Challenges and Opportunities ", In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2015) Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Liggett S., Earnshaw R.A., Cunningham S., Heald K. and Thompson E (2015): "Models for Research in Art, Design,and the Creative Industries", In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015), Wrexham Glyndwr University .

Liggett S., Earnshaw R.A., and Excell P.S. (2015): "Evaluating the REF2014 Results in Art and Design", In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015), Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Liggett, S. (2016) Positioning Ones-Self in the Research Process: eliminating pseudo-science, a split personality and narcissism in combined arts and science research projects at Wrexham Glyndwr University. In: Research Practice, Practice Research, Fine Art research network symposium, NAFAE, University of Cumbria.   

Mckenna, M. (2016) A Murder Mystery in Black and Blue: The Marketing, Distribution and Cult Mythology of Snuff in the UK. In: Jackson, N et al. (eds) Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media. London: Bloomsbury.

McClenaghen, J. (2016) Teaching Painting (conference paper), The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 2016.

Mclenghen, J and Liggett. S. (2016) It wasn’t what I thought I was making”: Managing uncertainty in a speculative space (conference paper). National Association of Fine Art Educators (NAFAE) Conference, London.

Shepley, A. (2015) The Persistence of Escapology: The Relevance of Indeterminate Practices in Contemporary Art and Thinking through Unmaking. In: 11th International Conference on the Artsin Society: The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene. University of California, 10-12August.

Shepley, A. (2016) Art Schools as Heterotopias ( Keynote Speaker). In: The Hidden Curriculum Conference, National Association for Fine Art Education. University of East London, London, 22 January.

Simcock, J. (2016) Dyslexia and Teeline: Best teaching practice for shorthand students with learning differences. Conference presentation, NCTJ national shorthand conference, London.

Thompson E & Noga L., Bick A., Kidner M., Marce M.,Sturgis D., Sutton T., (2016) Imperfect Reverse (Exhibition) 18-Oct-16-18-Nov-16 Camberwell Space Projects, London.

Woodford-Smith, R. (2016) ‘Working with Gekidan Kaitaisha: Contemporary Japanese performance, cultural hybridization and transcultural collaboration’, Asian Performance and Diaspora Working Group, Theatre and Performance Research Association, University of Bristol.

Books

Berry, D. (2016) Sent/Not Sent. Self published. Reviewed by Page 45 http://www.page45.com/store/SentNot-Sent-Signed-Sketched-In-.html

Brake, J. (2016) Meithrin Sgiliau Gwrando a Deall a Gwylio a Deall. In: Jones, C and Morris, S. (eds) Cyfoethogi’r Cyfathrebu. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Earnshaw, R.A. (2016) Research and Development in Art, Design and Creativity. Published by Springer.

Ellis, K and Bolton, P. (2016) ‘A Mansion for Miners’, Plas Mwynwyr, Rhosllannerchrugog.  ISBN 978-1-910607-10-7.

Kenyon-Owen, S, C. (2015) “Broken, rusty, charismatic”– the Transmedial destiny of found objects in the artwork of Penny Hallas'. (Book Chapter) in: Moenander, SJ. and Kavner-Miller, N. (eds.)

Kenyon-Owen, S, C. (2015) Not ever absent: Storytelling in Arts, Culture and Identity Formation. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84888-337-6, SKU: 9781848883376 (e-book publication).

Kenyon-Owen, S, C. (2015) “Broken, rusty, charismatic”– the Transmedial destiny of found objects in the artwork of Penny Hallas', (Book Chapter) in: Moenander, SJ. and Kavner-Miller, N. (eds.), Not ever absent: Storytelling in Arts, Culture and Identity Formation. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84888-337-6, SKU: 9781848883376 (e-book publication).

Miles, M. (2015) Dark Satanic Mill - historical thriller, published by Rowanvale Books.

Miles, M. (2016) Eagle and the Lady-Killer - eighteenth century crime novel, published by Rowanvale Books.

Thompson, E., & de Caires, D., Danby, C., Schultz, D, White, M., Bevan R., NEUSCHLOSS, Stent, D., (2015) Artists’ Book: Artists’ Book: Collaborations (Conference) A Frame of Mind with Hand in Glove; Artists’ Book collaborations in education; a working collection, 20-Mar-15 Richmond, The American International University in London.

 

Radio Production

Harrison, S. (2015) TheToffee Tip – Radio Drama. (Producer) BBC Radio 4, 3rd September.

Exhibitions

Alonso, C. and Mellor J. (2016) Prize winners exhibition,The Cutlers Hall, London.

Clarke, W. (2016) Ceramic Wales, Wrexham.

Hitchin,S. (2016) Wirral Open Williamson Art Gallery;The Ellesmere National Art Exhibition;

Ceramic Wales, Wrexham.

Keegan S. (2016) Ceramic Wales, Wrexham.

Jones, P. (2015) Carbon meets Silicon, In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2015) Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Jones, P. (2016) Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, London (Oct-Dec).

Jones, P. (2016) Summer of Love, Undegun Art Space, Wrexham (Sept).

Jones, P. (2016) Wheel of Life, Ty Brethyn, Llangollen (Sept).

Jones, P. (2016) Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF), Canada (June).

Jones, P. (2016) Oriel Wrexham Offsite projects, Holt, Wrexham (Feb).

Jones, P. (2016) Moving Minds, Oriel Sycharth, Wrexham (Feb-Apr).

Liggett, S. (2015) Carbon meets Silicon, In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2015) Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Liggett, S. (2015) Carbon meets Silicon, In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2015) Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Liggett, S. (2016) The New English Art Club Open, Mall Galleries London.

McClenaghen, J (2016) Moving Minds, Oriel Sycharth, Wrexham (Feb-Apr).

Thompson, E. & Innes, C., Irvin, A., (2016) Contemporary Abstract Prints (The Golder-Thompson Gift) [Exhibition] 02-Jul-16 – 02-Oct-16, Pallant House Gallery.

Thompson, E. (2016) Artist of the Day [Exhibition] 23-Jun-16 Flowers Gallery, London.

Thompson, E. & Wilding, E., Ford, L., Carter, J., Begum, R., Hambling, M., Kirby, J., (2015) Small is Beautiful [Exhibition] 09-Dec-15-09-Jan-16, Flowers Gallery East, London.

Thompson, E., &, Batchelor, D., Boxall, H., Dickens, P., Booker, C., Donaque, M., Brook, P., Harris, J., Hilliard, J., (2015) In Light of the Monochrome (Exhibition) 06-Mar-15-25-Mar-15 Dye House Gallery, Bradford College.

Commissions

Berry, D., Gaffney, D., Lowes, S. The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head - performance graphic novel at the Brewery Arts Centre, Lakes International Comic Art Festival, October 2015.

Berry, D. (2015) Bear Canyon - as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 24 hour comic event.

Hitchin, S. (2015)   Sculpture for Cunningham Grange St Helens. ‘Ex Terra Lucem’ commissioned by Taylor Wimpey North West.


Events/Festivals

Berry, D (2015) Hourly Comics. See http://www.thingsbydan.co.uk/2016/02/hourly-comic-day-2016/

Berry, D. (2015) An "almost weekly" hour long in-depth artist interview for the podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody - (makeitthentelleverybody.com).

Clarke, W. (2016) Curator for Ceramic Wales.

Dr Susan Liggett, Professor Rae Earnshaw (2015), Workshop Chair, “Art, Design, Science, Technology and Applications – Interface Issues, Challenges and Opportunities” In: Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015), Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Thompson E & Noga L., Bick A., (2016) Imperfect Reverse (Symposium) 03-Nov-16 Camberwell Space Projects, London. Panel member.

Woodford-Smith, R. (2016) From Tokyo: Site/Memory Mapping Project, Sound/video installation, collaboration with Mikyoung Jun Pearce, Walking Women Festival, Somerset House in association with Live Arts Development Agency.

 

Collaborations

Berry, D. (2016) collaboration with the Lakes International comic art festival - we had ACE funding for a performance themed adaptation of a literary work through the medium of comics.

Cooke, A. and Williams Y. (2016) Refugees; Erasmus + project  consortium consisting of 6 institutions from 4 countries: Poland, Finland, Greece, and the United Kingdom. The partnership includes institutions specialising in studies on migration, human centred design attitude, Innovative teaching methods, and new technologies. Workshops and exhibition in Warsaw  Pjatk and Helsinki Aalto.

Jones, P. (2016) Techscaping:Humans Nature and Technology in the Dee Estuary; a collaborative project between  University of Manchester, UCL and Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Jones, P. (2016) Guardians of The Border; a collaboration between Oriel Wrexham Offsite projects and Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Kenyon-Owen S. C., The Tales We Tell, (Art Installation & exhibition, organiser and curator), Wrexham. 2015

S. Liggett (2015/15) In-between-ness Windows Within, joint research proposal between Bangor University, Liverpool University and Wrexham Glyndwr University.

McClenaghen, J. (2015) Teaching Painting Network; committee member for this cross UK Universities group.

Thompson, E., & Galeta, R., Batchelor, D., Dickens, P., Booker, C., Donaque, M., Brook, P., (2015). You see what you see or you see who you are? - Reflecting on painters making mirrors, walls and voids with pigments and light. In:  In Light of the Monochrome (Exhibition and Symposium) 05-May-15 Dye House Gallery, Bradford College.

Awards

LLywarch, T. (2016) Research and development of online video tutorials. Highly commended for Best Production Values by the CADARN Educational Media Awards, at Cardiff Millennium Centre. Ongoing collaboration with Childhood Studies, Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Alonso, C; Mellor, J (2016)  Joint second prize for spoon design UCL's Institute of Making in association with The Worshipful Company of Cutlers.

http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/blog/2016/09/competition-results-of-the-cutlery-design-challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Research Seminar Series 2016/17


Rebecca Woodford-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Wed 26th October, 1-2pm, Room 25 Regent St, Wrexham Glyndwr University. 

Title of talk:
Working with Gekidan Kaitaisha: Contemporary Japanese performance, cultural hybridization and transcultural collaboration

Rebecca will be drawing out research from her PhD thesis and discussing the publication of her PhD. Her practice lies between theatre and dance, and she collaborates with artists working in a range of disciplines. Rebecca has worked with the Japanese experimental theatre company Gekidan Kaitaisha (Theatre of Deconstruction) on various projects in Europe and Japan since 2004. She is currently developing postdoctoral research, which is concerned with performance-making practices for contemporary audiences, Japanese underground performance, the body, intercultural performance and international collaboration.

 

Wed 12th October, 1-2pm, Room 25 Regent St, Wrexham Glyndwr University. 

Dr Alisa Miller, Director of Research at Norwich University of the Arts will talk about her current research with an opportunity for a Q&A. 

Dr Miller holds a BA in History and English Literature from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), an MA in International History from the London School of Economics, and a DPhil in Modern History from Christ Church, Oxford. Her research focuses on the comparative development of war cultures in Europe and the United States in the twentieth century.

As a cultural historian she is interested in how the violence associated with modern war is represented – through poetry, literature, photography, illustration and film – and with the ways in which various audiences access and interpret it. She has published on the First World War poets Rupert Brooke and Alan Seeger, considering how publishing cultures and media networks contribute to political discourses, as well as on the development of a canon of war literature. She has also recently completed a animation and poetry project with Prof Suzie Hanna (NUA) and the Writers’ Centre Norwich which considers how image and language interact to form immediate and, in some instances, persistent frameworks and / or collective narratives in to which war and its associated violence can be fitted.

Currently she is researching for a chapter on the Georgian poets, and working to complete a book on popular patriotic poetry and literary celebrity, investigating how and why the idealised image of the poet-soldier took such a hold on the public imagination during the war, and what this means for how readers understand the conflict today.

 

 

 Resources to build research include Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Catrin Finch Centre, Calon FM, Glyndwr TV, the Creative Industries Building, the Goldstein Library and the Regent St building with art studios and a broad range of workshop facilities and access to technicians.

Since opening in February 2009 the Oriel Sycharth Gallery has endeavoured to provide a varied programme of group and solo exhibitions highlighting the work of local, national and international artists.

The gallery aims to exhibit work of the highest calibre from emerging artists to those recognised and established in their field. The programme showcases a wide range of disciplines and media to inspire and interest students and the wider community.

Have a look at the Gallery's website here.

 

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