Louise Colbourne


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Personal profile

Scholarly biography

Louise Colbourne is a lecturer for Visual Communication in the School of Art. Formerly working in the School of media Louise was instrumental in the development of the BA Design for Digital Media course and more recently the BA Animation and BA Games Art courses. Louise has lead modules in both theory and practice  and is particularly active in instigating internal and external collaborative opportunities for students. Louise has also worked as the Student Community and Engagement Lead for the School of Media.

Working as an artist/curator, with a particular interest in interdisciplinary film practices and expanded cinema, Louise uses both analogue and digital methods for the production and presentation of installations and single screen works. 

Having won several Arts Council bids to fund projects which explore the relationship between artistsic practice and technology, Louise has been able to produce and curate major international exhibitions. These projects have been hosted at the Brighton Digital Festival, The Observer Arts, The Gerwood Gallery and the Brighton Cinecity Film festival amongst others.

Louise produces a programme of video art, film, performance and music for the Big Screen at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk each year. She has also curated screenings for many other exhibitions and festivals to include: Loop video art festival in Barcelona, Liverpool Biennale, Whitstable Biennale, ESPS in St Leonards-on-Sea, and the ICA in London. 

Currently Louise is working on a series of exhibitions called Our Machines and has recently completed a research project in collaboration with The Slade School of Art Research Centre called Motion in Form. This project included a series of exhibitions, workshops and a symposium exploring the specific qualities of analogue film as an expanded art form.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University College London


External positions

Steering Committee

24 Sep 2012 → …

Artistic Director

15 Apr 2010 → …