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Painting as emergent knowledge: Exploring contemporary artistic labour as a process of ecological cognition


‘SUV Net’. Image source: USA Hurricane Sandy, 2012.

You’ve come to the right place for documentation of the practice elements of my practice-led PhD project.

The eThesis is now available to download from the White Rose depository.

There were three events.  The first event held on 9th May 2013 is documented in The Gesture of Thinking.

The second phase of practice culminated in the 17th December 2013 event: Feeling a way through …

The third phase of practice led to the final event held on the 18th May 2017: The Garden of Earthly Delights.

The paintings can be viewed in the Gallery.

Part of this research has been published in the Journal of Visual Arts Practice:

KIRK, C. 2014. ‘Painting’ as emergent knowledge: a practice-led case study of contemporary artistic labour. Journal of Visual Art Practice [online]. 13(2), [Accessed 7 October 2014], pp.114-129.  Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14702029.2014.959347#.VDPpV2B0yM8http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14702029.2014.959347#.VDPpV2B0yM8