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Matthew Cornford

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20082018
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Matthew Cornford is an artist and leads the BA (Hons) Fine Art Critical Practice course at the University of Brighton.

He began working with David Cross after graduating from the RCA in 1991, for over 20-years Cornford & Cross created a wide range of art projects in response to specific contexts and situations. Their work and projects have been exhibited in Europe, North America and at galleries in the UK including Camden Arts Centre, ICA, John Hansard Gallery, Photographers Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. A monograph on their work, Cornford & Cross, including an essay by John Roberts was published in 2009.

For a number of years Matthew Cornford has worked with Professor John Beck (University of Westminster) researching the cultural history of British art schools, including an ongoing topographic survey of former British art school buildings. Since 2009, they have given numerous talks at galleries and universities, including ‘Excavating the British Art School’, Utopics in Art and Architecture, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2010 and ‘The Lost World of the Provincial British Art School’ at Tate Britain’s 2011, Reflections on the Art School conference. The Journal of Visual Culture published their article ‘The Art School in Ruins’ in 2012 and an artists’ book, The Art School and the Culture Shed, was published in 2014. Their exhibition ‘The Art Schools of North West England’ at the Bluecoat, Liverpool is the first occasion their photographs and texts will have been exhibited in a public gallery.

Keywords

  • NX Arts in general
  • Art education
  • Architectural photography
  • Art school
  • Fine Art

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Research Output 2008 2018

The Art Schools of North West, England: Exhibition of photographs and texts

Cornford, M. & Beck, J., 17 Nov 2018

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibitionResearch

England
Art School
Workers
Middle Class
Aesthetics

How Do You Write a Risk Assessment for Lips of Thomas?

Cornford, M., 1 Dec 2016, In : Performance Research. 21, 6, p. 107-112 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Art
Risk Assessment
Pain
Authority
Experiment

Old School: The Case for Specialism in Art Education

Cornford, M., 15 Apr 2016, Specialism. Blamey, D. (ed.). London, p. 21-35 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearch

Old School
Art Education
Signature
Artist
Printmaking

Afterimage: Afterimage I (2012); Afterimage II (2014); Afterimage III (2014); Afterimage IV (2014)

Cornford, M. & Cross, D., 4 Oct 2014

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibitionResearch

File
Aluminum
Afterimage
Substrate
Destruction
Art

The Art School and the Culture Shed

Beck, J. & Cornford, M., 10 Jan 2014, Kingston upon Thames. 48 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearch

Art School
Art
Signature
Tourists
Educational Institutions

Activities 2017 2019

Association for Art History

Annebella Pollen (Member of programme committee), Lara Perry (Member of programme committee), Louise Purbrick (Member of programme committee), Claire Wintle (Member of programme committee), Naomi Salaman (Member of programme committee), Matthew Cornford (Member of programme committee), Jeremy Aynsley (Member of programme committee)
4 Apr 20196 Apr 2019

Activity: EventsConference

Association for Art History Annual Conference 2018

Naomi Salaman (Presenter), Matthew Cornford (Presenter)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

What was Art School? Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics

Matthew Cornford (Presenter), John Beck (Presenter)
6 Sep 2017

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

What was Art School?

Matthew Cornford (Keynote speaker), John Beck (Presenter)
6 Sep 2017

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk