Staff profiles: Creative Practice and Theory
View members of staff working in the Creative Practice and Theory research priority area.
The Research Priority Area for Creative Practice and Theory brings together staff from across the two schools of Art and Design and Creative Industries.
The staff are practitioners and theoreticians working across Fine Art and Painting, Lens-based Media, curation, Design illustration, Music, Film making and Journalism.
All research from within the RPA is submitted to the REF Unit of Assessments (UoAs):
The RPA enjoys outward-facing creative partnerships with the RWA, The Wilson, and National Cyber Security Centre and through these alliances, aims to develop community-focused and impactful applied research.
With strengths in community arts work, curation, socially engaged practice, pan-European music and storytelling projects, music and digital media innovation and public art project commissioning, its research benefits from working alongside external collaborative partnerships with a variety of arts, culture, NGO, local government and local community stakeholders.
Our artists and designers are working on a number of projects around the theme of reinterpretation.
Film makers, media theorists and Postgraduate students are engaged in creative and theoretical work on the broad arena of the unheard and marginalised.
How might we visualise future landscapes? Work in the Research Priority Area with international organisations focuses on innovative design.
From spatial audio to immersive storytelling, our sound and VR experts are working on several projects that use lo-fi to cutting edge technologies to tell stories and open up spaces for new ideas.
Our recent (2022) Immersive Audio Conference featured performances exploring the boundaries of spatial audio practice in the everyday use of artists and creators. View images from ‘Everyday is Spatial’ on Twitter: @uogimmersiveaudio
Approaches to research in Creative Practice and Theory range from the production of new art and design, exhibition curation and public art initiatives, through documentary and drama filmmaking to analytical approaches to popular music, and sports journalism.
Our work is themed around reinterpretation, landscape, health, immersive technology and ‘under-represented voices’ and we encourage interdisciplinarity in research activities.
Many of our projects are launched and/or supported through Hardwick Gallery, and we have a strong record of achieving Arts Council England project grants and collaborating with public arts institutions internationally.
CPT places a strong emphasis on practical outcomes as the primary evidence of an interrogation of research questions across art, film, popular music and sound.
Contact Prof. Abigail Gardner, research priority area convenor for Creative Practice and Theory.
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