Arts and humanities is the last refuge of ethics (vs science or economics) – funding art as a reflective practice – funding models other than REF

26 Oct 2017 After a recent Brighton University lecture about Fine Art Research, where we were challenged to justify the practice of art using the framework of science research, I commented that neither science nor economics have any framework they can use to examine the ethics of what they do. I mentioned  J.R Oppenheimer, the…

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 – art exhibition at Imperial War Museum, London: 26 Oct 2017 – 28 May 2018 – is this really what war looks like?

22 Oct 2017.  The Imperial War Museum (IWM) says artists have a unique and crucial role in representing war, and from 26 October will show the “UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001”. I respond to the art selected for the show, and…

Tabitha Knight - painting - 128 Show 3 oct 2017

The Public and the Intimate: Shelly, Fleur and Tabitha; 128 show 3 October 2017

3 Oct 2017, Tabitha Knight, Fleur  Campbell and Shelly Morrow showed painting, photography and 3D work. I was excited by the show, partly because I knew the artists and was excited by the work becoming more certain of itself – finding a direction. In my interpretation, the work shared perspectives on ‘Being’ in society –…