School of Art

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Murmuration of Starlings over BrightonResearch is at the heart of the School of Art’s academic community. Our researchers are artists, makers, designers, curators and writers who work creatively and critically across contemporary arts practice and across disciplinary boundaries. They employ creative research questions, methods and approaches to investigate, for example, how we manage waste through sustainable craft and design, how drawing supports mental health and wellbeing, how we alleviate social isolation through inclusive art practices, and how we envision future cities through interactive digital communication. Our research explores how knowledge is produced, challenged and disseminated through materials and making, thinking and practice, with outcomes taking the form of exhibitions, installations, performance, curatorial projects, journal articles, book chapters and monographs.

A main focus for the school is leading and developing interdisciplinary research activity and social partnership work both across the university and with external organisations, exemplified by the activities of the Centre for Arts and Wellbeing (CORE) that it leads. We actively value and mentor both new and experienced researchers. We provide specialist supervision for doctoral study, including for students who wish to submit a combination of written thesis and art practice. Our annual Research Week involves the whole school, with students and staff exploring ideas together, nurturing research at all levels of education and career.

In the School of Art, we believe that it is through research and enterprise that we continue to develop pioneering, creative, entrepreneurial, critical and experiential approaches to the arts. It is through research that we produce new knowledge and make a difference to our local community and to the wider world.

Image credit: Christopher Stevens, University of Brighton School of Art, Murmuration of Starlings over Brighton (detail).

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    Photo of Gavin Ambrose

    Gavin Ambrose

    Person: Academic

    Photo of Martin Andersen

    Research Output

    Catalogue for One day...after another exhibition 2020

    Benn, T. & Ward, G., 2020

    Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

    Ceramics Masterclass

    Taylor, L., 6 Aug 2020, 1 ed. London : Thames & Hudson. 300 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

  • Ensembles and Configurations

    Tyler, P., 23 Jul 2020

    Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

  • Activities

    6th Illustr4io Conference

    Roderick Mills (Participant)

    22 Apr 2021

    Activity: EventsConference

    SIA International Art Education Grand Master Program

    Roderick Mills (Presenter)

    Nov 2020 → …

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

    Hiiibrand (Publisher)

    Roderick Mills (Reviewer)

    Oct 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review