Arts Grads – Profiles of Success & Resilience: March

Scottish-American Hustle Arts Grad: Suzanne Miller Course:  MSc, Museum Studies (Graduated 2012) Current Job: Nation Manager – Scotland, Help Musicians UK    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Origins Suzanne Miller is good at making friends.   These days, her network spans across the country as Nation Manager – Scotland for Help Musicians UK, the leading charity supporting British musicians through set-backs and towards their goals. Born […]

In Search of Veronica Franco

Written by Rose King (second year PhD student in History of Art, specializing in the representation and reception of women in 16th century Venetian art). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Over the past year, I have been searching for a true likeness of the famous 16th century Venetian poet and courtesan, Veronica Franco. With the help of a Research […]

History on Screen: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Public History

Written by Alison Basil and Ross Kennedy ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ We hosted a one-off event entitled History on Screen on Wednesday 19 September, 2018, following a successful application for College of Arts’ Graduate School funding. The intention was to explore how history is presented to audiences through the medium of film and television. However, in doing so, we […]

Religious Dress in the Flesh

Exploring Religious Clothing through Interfaith Encounter A partnership event between Interfaith Glasgow, the University of Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art Funded by the University of Glasgow Chancellor’s Fund and the College of Arts. 26 August 2018 On a Sunday afternoon in August, 35 people from diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds […]

Audience members standing on the stairs watching the closing performance of OINK TRAP under hangings created during the residency

History of Art building hosts artist residency

CRACK SQUAD OF SITU was a week-long takeover of the History of Art building at 8 University Gardens by MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) student Holly Knox Yeoman and artist Fritz Welch. Combining installation, wall drawings and video, the residency culminated in the performance of OINK TRAP – a graphic score of live experimental music, […]

A Writers Residency for the Visual Arts at the ZKM

When asked to think back to an example of engaging with an outside institution in the visual arts, my mind (fairy) immediately went back to what I recall as my first experience of working in such a context. In the second year of my PhD I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Writers Residency […]

Working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on NationLive

Scottish universities have a tradition of being responsive to the needs of industry and civil society: this means that engagement ‘beyond the cloisters’ with commercial, artistic and welfare communities is simply part of our day to day work. Often this means that serendipitous connections built up over time lead to unanticipated consequences. So it was […]

Seeing through the Louvre

I have just returned from a visit to Paris. There, I spent a Sunday morning visiting one of the world’s greatest art museums: the Louvre. As I walked around, with a fellow art historian, marvelling at the collection, we enjoyed spotting familiar works and discovering new ones. We looked at details, noticed unusual techniques and […]

The Art of Stroking Animals

How can historians and  contemporary artists enrich each other’s work?  What can we learn from each other?  We are often concerned with the same questions, but approached from different angles and expressed in different ways.  Our work can intersect, or generate sparks, in ways that are stimulating for both sides and can help push our […]

Visual Arts Crossovers

Two and a half years ago, while at Jeremy Deller’s Joy in People exhibition at the Hayward, during his re-enactment film of the miner’s strike, the Battle of Orgreave, I killed off a character in my second novel. In the manuscript all the signs of ill-fortune were already written – risk, storm, grief – but […]