Art and Democracy

March 13, 2013

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Wednesday 13th March 2013 ABS 608/609 1.00pm-3.00pm This DART led by Jon Price and François Matarasso explores the state of the relationship between art, policy and society. Taking the form of a conversation between Jon Price and François Matarasso, it will consider artistic practice in the light of political and economic change. What do creative and civic life have to […]

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The Dynamics of Exchange: Participation and Co-creation across practices in Art and Design

November 21, 2012

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Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 21st November 2012, 1.00 – 3.00pm Venue: SB05, Scott Sutherland Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QD     This DART Seminar led by Paul Harris and Chris Fremantle explores the shared territory and differences of approach of social and participatory practices across Art and Design. Design talks about […]

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All day seminar: Shifting Cultures of Expertise 13th of June

June 13, 2012

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  A one-day seminar hosted by Gray’s School of Art Research as part of the DART Seminar Programme, funded by the IDEAS Research Institute at Robert Gordon University.   Room H230, Conference Suite, Faculty of Health & Social Care Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QG. For more details see the website: https://culturesofexpertise.wordpress.com/ Attendance […]

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‘Where is Curating if It is Not in the Institution?’

May 2, 2012

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DART Seminar 6: Where is Curating if It is Not in the Institution? Led by Iain Irving, Curator/Lecturer, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Wed 2 May 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Venue: SB05, Scott Sutherland Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QD With special guests: Dr Andrew Patrizio, Professor of Scottish Visual Culture, Edinburgh College of Art. Emma Nicolson, […]

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Augmented Reality: Mobile Networked Curatorial & Post Physical Print Practice

April 11, 2012

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DART Seminar 5: Augmented Reality: Mobile Networked Curatorial & Post Physical Print Practice Chaired by Dr Jon Pengelly, Lecturer, Grays School of Art Wed 11th April 2.00pm – 4.00pm G408, 4th floor, Central Services Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QD Seminar programme: - Introduction by Dr Jon Pengelly - Outline of current […]

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‘Visual Art: Fact and Fiction’

February 15, 2012

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‘Visual Art: Fact and Fiction’ by Michael Agnew and Andy Cranston, lecturers from Grays School of Art, 15th February, 2012, 2 – 5 pm.

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An Examination of the Concept of Artistic Development

November 30, 2011

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An Examination of the Concept of Artistic Development 30 November           2.00pm – 5.00pm       G 408, Central Services Building, RGU, Garthdee Road Jim Hamlyn, Lecturer, Grays School of Art  with Thomas A Clark, Poet,  and Alistair Rider, St Andrews University. In this presentation and discussion Jim Hamlyn will give a critical background […]

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Connecting Communities through the Arts

November 2, 2011

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Connecting Communities through the Arts 2 November, 2011          2.00pm – 5.00pm       G 408, Central Services Building, RGU, Garthdee Road   Anne Douglas, Research Professor and Helen Smith, artist and doctoral researcher, Grays School of Art , RGU; Mark Hope, founder director of Woodend Arts Limited with a contribution from Alistair Anderson, […]

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The Work of Art as Labour

June 22, 2011

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Seminar 6: 22nd June 2011 Researchers: Dr. Alexandra Kokoli Title: The work of art as labour Guest presenter:  Monica Ross (artist) Two of the most culturally and politically provocative aspects of the transition from object-based to process-oriented art practice have been the challenge to the assumed identity of the artwork as commodity combined with the […]

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Exploring Journeys and Addiction

May 25, 2011

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Seminar 5: 25 May 2011 Researchers: Charlie Hackett Title: Exploring Journeys and Addiction Guest presenters: Performance artist and activist Kate Deeming, occupational therapist and researcher Stephanie Morrison and socially engaged artist Merlyn Riggs Hackett’s artistic research is focused around investigating people’s lives in order to explain people’s feelings that would perhaps be difficult to explain […]

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‘Design Thinking – Myth or Magic?’

May 18, 2011

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Seminar 4: Wednesday 18 May 2011 Researchers: Julian Malins and Melehat Gulari Title: ‘Design Thinking – Myth or Magic?’ Guest presenter: Professor Paul Rodgers, Chair in Design Thinking, Northumbria School of Design     In recent years a number of organizations have adopted design thinking as a methodology for bringing about innovation, however there is […]

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Improvisation as an Artistic Method

April 13, 2011

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Seminar 3: 13 April 2011 Researchers: Anne Douglas, Reiko Goto, Chu Yuan, + Chris Fremantle Title: Improvisation as an artistic method Guest presenters: Professor Kathleen Coessens, Orpheus Senior Fellow and Prof of Philosophy of Science, Virje University, Brussels; Dr Amanda Ravetz, Head of Research, Art and Design, MMU In this seminar, improvisation as an artistic […]

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Co-creativity of Hand and Mind

March 16, 2011

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Seminar 2: 16 March 2011 Researchers: Allan Watson with Craig Ellis, David Blyth, Libby Curtis, Iain Irving, Jim Hamlyn Title: Co-creativity of Hand and Mind Guest presenters: Chris Fremantle (IDEAS Researcher in residence); Nuno Sacramento, Director, Scottish Sculpture Workshop   This seminar featured discussions by the emergent research cluster at Grays School of Art entitled […]

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Incentive Transfer Accessibility Play Challenge, with Jim Hamlyn, Jim Buckley, Jiun-Jhy Her

February 16, 2011

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Outline: This seminar focused on issues around interactive technologies and public art. It was led by Grays School of Art lecturer/ head of PEM, Jim Hamlyn and PhD student Jiun Her. Jim presented his projects, the Island Gallery CD ROM 1999 and IDEAS in Public Space LTD (with Jim Buckley, Grays School of Art lecturer/ […]

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Entry Points: Rethinking Collaboration- Negotiation, Autonomy and Intervention by Chu Yuan

August 9, 2010

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DART seminar 5 A key issue facing an artist working in the area of cross cultural collaborations is the process of creating entry points in engagement, which will then hopefully lead on to more expanded relationships and the process of devising forms of collaborative actions. With an intention to address the complexity of negotiations in […]

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Architectural Theory into Practice?

June 14, 2010

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Led by Penny Lewis, from Scott Sutherland with Samuel Penn also from the architecture school.  Penny presented her ideas on the relationship between theory and practice in architecture and architectural education; with examples from teaching by Sam. Introduction, dealing with architectural theory (diagram drawings, below by Georgina Barney). Thinking and making at Scott Sutherland; Penny […]

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‘Farming Fiction’ and Rural Arts

June 10, 2010

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Led by Gray’s PhD student Georgina Barney, with external expert Harriet Blaise Mitchell, and Alice Carey (by Skype). Georgina presented on her research and project, ‘Farming Fiction’.  Alice summarised an approach to the Baroque, through a paper, Cultivating Spectacle: Marie Antoinette and the ferme ornée.  Harriet contextualised her interests in the rural, from metropolitan arts-based discussion […]

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‘Ecological Inter-relationship’ with Reiko Goto

May 19, 2010

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The second DART seminar focused upon Ecological Inter-relationship. Ecology and Environmental Art in Public Place, by Reiko Goto Tree Cover in Scotland, by Stephen Brown Reiko Goto, gave an overview of her doctoral research on her work with trees and empathy.  She presented empathy as a theory that can inform experimental ecological art practice; a process […]

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‘Artistic Leadership & the Entrepreneurial’

March 11, 2010

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‘Artistic Leadership and the Entrepreneurial’ took place on 11th March 2010. On The Edge Research invited: Von B und C, Barbara Hahn and Christine Zimmermann, communication designers; Dr. Izzy Warren-Smith, rural socio-economist and Prof. Alistair Anderson from Aberdeen Business School; Chris Fremantle an external producer and researcher working in the visual arts. We came together to reflect and develop […]

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