Making meaning in the arts

Insight is a creative research centre at Lancaster University

Our disciplinary bases are Fine Art, Theatre, Film, Dance and Sound, and our practical and theoretical research draws upon expertise in these areas, extending across and beyond them to engage with arts audiences of all kinds.

Working with a range of organisations, we take critical and cross-disciplinary approaches to creative research questions. Our focus on ‘making meaning’ reflects the importance of practice in our work, and highlights our interest in the ways in which the arts take on significance and value in society.



Painting: Critical and Primary Sources

Editors: Beth Harland and Sunil Manghani Publisher: Bloomsbury Painting: Critical and Primary Sources is a four-volume reference work that brings together seminal …



Seeping Through

Seeping Through is a performance collaboration with violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, comprising a stream of spontaneous and fragmentary improvisations in which spoken text …