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Portrait of Dr Rowan Bailey Dr Rowan Bailey

r.bailey@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471837



Biography

Graduating from the University of Leeds with a PhD in Sculpture and Philosophy, I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009. I am currently Programme Leader for the MA suite of courses in digital media, graphic design, fashion textile practices and international fashion management. I lead on several modules in research methodologies in art and design and creative innovation. I also provide contextual studies support to undergraduate students specialising in art and design subjects.

Research & Scholarship

My current research explores practitioner approaches to archives and existing collections, with a view to addressing strategies and methodologies of ‘interventions-in-practice’, including different materials and modes of archival engagement in art and design. I am also a member of the CST (Centre for Sculptural Thinking) http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/. Within this centre, I am currently exploring how sculptural processes such as carving, moulding, shaping and forming provide other disciplines with the rhetorical tools they need to think. My research shows that whilst sculpture is often registered as an explicit object-example in writing the implicit use of sculptural processes signals modes of productive activity not yet accounted for in existing research on sculpture.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Garside, J., Tyas, M., Ormrod, G., Topping, A., Bailey, R. and Stone, G. (2014) ‘Developing the culture of publication’. In: NETNEP 2014 5th International Nurse Education Conference , 22-25 June 2014, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

Bailey, R., MacDonald, J. and Beverley, K. (2014) ‘Interdisciplinary Imaginations: Using Creative Methodologies to Solve 'Wicked Problems' ’. In: Interdisciplinary Imaginations: Using Creative Methodologies to solve ‘Wicked Problems’., 14th January 2014, University of Huddersfield, UK

2013

Bailey, R. and Barber, C. (2013) ‘The Sleeping Bag Project’. In: The Subversive Stitch Revisited, 29th November 2013, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Unver, E., Swann, D., Bailey, R., Govindarajan, I. and Dollan, F. (2013) The Art of 3D Sculpted Printing : Royal Coat of Arms Case Study [Artefact]

Bailey, R., Perren, N. and Barber, C. (2013) ‘Archival Interventions’. In: HEA - Storyville, 29th - 30th May 2013, Brighton

Bailey, R., Tinker, A. and Hill, P. (2013) ‘Ensuring Progression in Learning Development’. In: 10th ALDinHE Conference 2013: Celebrating Learning Development, 25th – 27th March 2013, Plymouth University, UK

Abbott, A., Bailey, R., Bradshaw, A., Bristow, L., Brown, N., Carmichael, Y., Crouch, A., Drozd, L., Hill, J., Lloyd, C., Ronalds, D., Rowson, E., Thomas, D. and Welding, P. (2013) Are you the enemy? Are you losing it? Black Dogs Quarterly [Artefact]

2012

Bailey, R (2012) ‘Five steps toward a radical pedagogyRadar , 1 (3), pp. 6-10. ISSN 2049-4327

Bailey, R., Taylor, A. and Lewis, L. (2012) ‘Themes of drawing and digital context: student engagement with theory and practice using the tool of the integrated learning portfolioNetworks (18). ISSN 1756-9648

2011

Bailey, R (2011) ‘The Sculpture of Philosophy - The Philosophy of SculptureRadar , 1 (2), pp. 5-6. ISSN 2049-4327

Bailey, R (2011) Art Collaboration between Phil Welding and Rowan Bailey: The Effects of Involuntary Thinking in the Workplace [Show/Exhibition]

Bailey, R (2011) ‘Book Review - Andrew J. Mitchell, Heidegger Among the Sculptors – Body, Space and the Art of Dwelling Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2010, 144pp., 32 illustrations, £44.50. ISBN 9780804770224Sculpture Journal , 20 (2), pp. 284-286. ISSN 1366-2724

Bailey, R (2011) ‘Herder's Sculptural ThinkingParallax , 17 (2), pp. 71-83. ISSN 1353-4645

2010

Bailey, R (2010) Lost in Transition - Exhibition by the art collective Fictional Museum [Show/Exhibition]

Bailey, R (2010) ‘Herder’s Sculptural Thinking – A Philosophy for the People?’. In: Guest Lecture, April 2010 , University of Leeds

2009

Bailey, R (2009) The philosophy of sculpture: the sculpture of philosophy Casting Bodies of Thought Doctoral thesis, University of Leeds.

Bailey, R (2009) ‘Monochromatic Productions: The Ends of Photography and the Beginning of Writing’. In: The object of photography: exhibition catalogue. Leeds: Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. .

Esteem

Conference Panel organiser for 'Archival Interventions in Sculpture' - AAH, Royal College of Art, April 2014.

Language/Copy editor for Kivimma, E. (ed.) (2012) Working with Feminism: Curating and Exhibitions in Eastern Europe. Tallin: Tallin University Press.

Editorial Board Member for Evental Aesthetics - http://eventalaesthetics.net/

Research Degree Supervision

I am willing to supervise PhDs on the following topics related to my current research activity:

SCULPTURE AND THE ARCHIVE • Archival legacies of sculptural production. • Inheritances and receptions of British sculpture and its thinking. • Thinking worlds of the sculptor – poiesis, praxis and production in and through the archive.

SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC: • Sculpture Parks and Public Festivals – re-thinking site specific orthodoxies through the sculptural. • Behind the scenes of sculptural production: foundries, workshops, studio cultures, public art making, community engagement, global/international sculpture exhibitions. • Sculpture and sites of public engagement.

SCULPTURE AND MATERIALITY: • Re-thinking materials through sculpture: stone, marble, concrete, plastic, etc. • The languages of sculptural form and the vocabularies of sculptural process. • Technical histories, theories and cultures of sculptural making.

SCULPTURE AND EDUCATION: • Art School models and the teaching of sculpture. • The ‘educational turn’ in sculptural practice. • Intersections between sculptural practice and pedagogy.

SCULPTING ACROSS BOUNDARIES: • Sculptural thinking and making in science, neuroscience, engineering, architecture, forensics, archaeology and philosophy. • Sculpture in craft, design, architecture, graphics, textiles and fashion. • Sculptural models and cognitive capabilities, e.g. neurological plasticity and sculptural form. • The sculptural language of material science (casting, moulding, modelling, etc.), the aesthetics of microstructures and material properties. • New technologies of the sculptural – 3D printing, scientific modelling, material innovations, data capture and visualization.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Bailey, R. and Tinker, A.(2013)Second Year Blues: Developing Interactive Resources for Progressive Curriculum Design (TALI funded project).

Advisory Board Member for the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA) at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Garside, J., Graham Omrod, Annie Topping, Moira Tyras, Graham Stone, Rowan Bailey (2013) Developing a Culture of Publication (TALI funded project).

I currently teach undergraduate history and theory to students in Textile Craft, Textiles with Surface Design, Contemporary Art and Costume Design. I am also responsible for the coordination of the Taught Cross Disciplinary Masters Programme within the School of Art, Design and Architecture

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