Fine Art at Newcastle’s research strategy involves inviting researchers into the unit to work alongside artist-fellows and other researchers on short term projects, facilitating their research. To this end, we have a firm commitment to supporting research around the full range of traditional, contemporary and emerging studio-based art practices, along with the associated theoretical and historical discourses. This commitment matches our long-standing pluralistic philosophy around undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, where we have a well-established four-year UG Fine Art BA and two-year MFA programme.

We are partners in large RCUK-funded collaborative and multidisciplinary projects – and we are aligned with the University’s research institutes and initiatives, NISR and NICAP – the Newcastle Institutes for Social Renewal and for Creative Arts Practice, which now provides an ambitious new framework for research and doctoral training for creative practitioners across the university.

Current research projects