Martino Nicoletti: Submerged Landscapes

Martino Nicoletti, a PhD doctoral student with the School who has just returned from field research in Thailand, has recently published an art book that brings together his key research themes of myth, margins and pinhole photography. Submerged Landscapes is inspired by an ancient pagan myth, and narrates the tragic love story of the fascinating … Continue reading

Polymash Musician, Artist & PhD Student Chris Dooks releases back-catalogue for free.

Musician, audio artist & 1st Year PhD student Chris Dooks has decided to release his back catalogue of ten album online and for free on bandcamp. One of the albums – Social Electrics, was hailed as one of the first net-collabrated albums in a pre-broadband age (1999). Chris encourages students to download, share and pass on the … Continue reading

“No Worries”: New PhD Student Alison Bell Exhibits at Major Australian Show

New PhD student Alison Bell started her doctoral creative practice study with a bang at a major international arts exhibition in Australia. The Shorelines exhibition at the Arts Health Symposium at the University of Newcastle near Melbourne was the responses of artists to five coastal locations in England, Scotland, Wales and New South Wales, and … Continue reading

Writer/Teachers: Andrea McNicoll and Nick Brooks

Two new faces on campus, both published writers. Nick’s novels include ‘My Name is Denise Forester’ and ‘The Good Death’. Andrea’s ‘Moonshine in the Morning’ – a collection that centres on the lives of women in a contemporary Thai village – was published last year. Both Nick and Andrea are doing Practice as Research doctorates … Continue reading

Ayr Alternative Arts Day organised by Doctoral Researcher Chris Dooks

On September 25, Ayr was the host of Ayr Alternative Arts Day part of the second edition of the Ayrtime programme. Curated by doctoral researcher Chris Dooks, presented by South Ayrshire Council in collaboration with the University of The West of Scotland and supported by Su Casa,  Ayshire Arts Network and Ayrshire Creative Conversations, the event provided participants with a mix of art … Continue reading

Creative Writing PhD Studentships

A new research direction for UWS: creative writing as research. Of the 80 studentships being offered, two are offered to begin this exciting new development. It’s hoped that there will be many more on the way, not just in the field of writing but across the entire range of the Creative Industries. Other developments in … Continue reading

New PhD Studentships Announced

I’ve been asked to circulate some of the studentship opportunities being of offered for next year from the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of the West of Scotland. Details and links are available below. Please feel free to circulate to anyone who you might know who would be interested applying. Ethics … Continue reading

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