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Art, Architecture & Design September Good News

The latest good news from the School of Art, Architecture and Design.


Senior Lecturer, Anna Pepe, has been shortlisted for “Reflections”, a juried photography competition launched in February 2017 by The Motif Collective, an online gallery that presents the finer works of talented Photographers from all over the world, to help them become successful in one of the most dynamic and challenging times on the global art scene. Anna’s photo is entitled “Waterway in Venice”.

Anna Pepe

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Julia Kelly to the School of Art, Architecture & Design as new Course Director for BA Fine Art and MA Art & Design.  Dr Julia Kelly joined Loughborough University as Research Associate in September 2014. Prior to that she was a researcher at the University of Hull, and was part of the AHRC Research Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies at the University of Manchester. Her first degree was in French and German (Hertford College, Oxford), followed by an MA and PhD in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), on the art writings of Michel Leiris (1901-90). She has worked on exhibition projects in museums and galleries, including Tate (Surrealism, Desire Unbound, Tate Modern, 2001) and the Pompidou Centre (Francis Bacon, 1998). She has lectured in Art History and Visual Studies at the Courtauld, the University of East Anglia and the University of Manchester, where she also held a Henry Moore Foundation post-doctoral award.


Senior Lecturer, Dr Sean Ashton has written a new book, Living in a Land.  Living in a Land is a novel written almost entirely in the negative, consisting mainly of things the narrator has never done, no longer does or will never do. Given that what he has not done is more diverse than what he has, there is much ground to cover, and he approaches the task with arguably greater zeal than a conventional diarist. A study of the conceivable versus the actual, the personal versus the universal, idiocy versus logic, black versus white, circles versus squares, renting versus buying, Living in a Land is a chronicle of a mind fighting its own oppositional nature, a portrait of a hypothetical man. You can buy the book here.


Senior Lecturer, Alan Dunn and artist, Jeff Young have been presented at the ANTI Sound Art Festival in Kuoplo, Finland for their, ‘Music for the Williamson Tunnels: A collection of the sound of dripping water’.


Senior Lecturers, Aidan Winterburn, Jo Hassall and Liz Stirling recently attended, The Graphic Design Educators’ Network 2017 Conference Ideas of Revolt: Stationing ideas of revolt within contemporary graphic design education in Sheffield.

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