Deadline for abstracts: 30th April 2016
A symposium exploring aspects of doctoral research in Fine Art practice and Fine Art pedagogy organised by NAFAE in collaboration with the University of Cumbria. We are offering an opportunity to present a paper about what you are researching, and how you are researching it or, if you are supervisor, strategies for supervision.
The aim of the symposium is to explore and debate issues of fine art research. It is hoped that a broad range of approaches to fine art research may be represented, to facilitate discussion of the range of topics being researched, and the methods being used to research them.
The Fine Art Research Network invites the submission of abstracts that might include some of the following:
- topic being researched
- aim of the research
- method for researching the topic
- pedagogic strategies
Abstracts are invited from MPhil/PhD students, and post-doctoral researchers, and MPhil/PhD supervisors. Collaborative papers produced by supervisors with supervisees are welcomed, along with other forms of collaborative work.
Abstracts may address the following questions (though they are not limited to them):
- Why the methods you are using are appropriate for your research aim? And why they are more appropriate than other methods?
- Methodological innovations: how an existing research method has been developed and adapted for your research, and the reason?
- How methods developed by other subject areas might be used in fine art research?
- What are useful models of MPhil/PhD research in Fine Art?
- What methods are useful for practice-based research?
Abstracts are to be submitted for peer review by the 30th April to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers will have 20 minutes for delivery with time after for questions.
The symposium follows the NAFAE Fine Art Research Network Symposium 'Correlating Theory and Practice in Fine Art Research' at London Metropolitan University on 27 March 2015.
The event venue will be the University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road.
Basic accommodation will be available on campus for £25 per night.
If you require accommodation please email email@example.com with the dates accommodation is needed by 30th June 2016.
Schwitters Trip: Saturday,16 July 2016
There is a coach trip on Saturday 16th July to visit Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn at Elterwater, near Ambleside, and to the Schwitters Archive at the Armitt Museum.
The visit is hosted by Littoral Arts and seeks to extend the MerzNorth network of researchers who examine and respond to the legacy of Kurt Schwitters.
LITTORAL is a non-profit arts trust that promotes new creative partnerships, critical art practices and cultural strategies in response to issues about social, environmental and economic change.
The coach trip is free to NAFAE members.
Please register for the Schwitters trip on the on Eventbrite:
The symposium is FREE to members.
Institutional Membership: £150
Individual membership: £30 (£20 artists and students)
Subscribe on-line at: http://nafae.org.uk/about/joining-nafae
(please note: the institutional subscription fee of £150 entitles members to 5 free places at any of our conferences or symposia throughout the year)