Professor Beth Harland

Beth Harland

Specialist areas

  • Art and temporality
  • Painting and digital imaging
  • Art Spectatorship and cognition
  • Writing and visual art; multi-modal practices

Website

http://www.bethharland.co.uk

Biography

Beth Harland studied at The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, and Royal College of Art, London and completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Southampton. She is Professor of Fine Art, Director of Insight and Associate of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University.

She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Painting, co-editing issues on Painting and Cinema and Painting and Time. As an artist she has exhibited and curated widely, most recently Behind The Eyes; making pictures, Gallery North, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and painting/tableau/stage, Urban Space, Columbus Ohio and The Seven Billionth Citizen (international video collaboration, exhibition and book), exhibited in Egypt, UK and Brazil. Her recent publications include Painting: Critical and Primary Sources, a four-volume work published by Bloomsbury Press in 2015. She is principal investigator of Picturing Perception, a research project in collaboration with the Centre for Vision and Cognition, University of Southampton; publications include experimental eye-tracking studies of spectatorship. Forthcoming projects include: Impermanent Durations, a series of exhibitions and symposia: Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, 2016; Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne, following an iAIR residency at RMIT Melbourne, 2016; Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, 2017.

 

Students

Latest posts:

Impermanent Durations; On Painting and Time

Beth Harland (UK) | Laura Lisbon (US) | David Thomas (AU) | Ian Woo (SG) Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. 16th October — 10th November 2017 Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time is an experimental exhibition and collaborative project by four contemporary painters. The artists will work together in the …

25 Oct 2017 in Exhibition


Perfume: Global Cultures Panel Discussion

Dr. Ian Heywood from Insight is taking part in this event. Join a leading panel of industry experts as they discuss the landscape of the world of contemporary fragrance. To coincide with the Perfume exhibition at Somerset House this evening panel discussion will explore the global audiences across the new frontiers …

06 Sep 2017 in External & Sensory Arts & Discussion


Painting As Documentation Art — Exhibition by Young Maeng

Venue: Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW Dates: 12th, 15th–16th, 19th–20th, December 2016 Evening with the Artist: 5:30 – 7:30pm (Thurs) 15th Dec Hours: Mon–Fri (11am – 5pm) This exhibition is the outcome of Young’s art-practice based PhD research at LICA which explores the boundaries between …

08 Nov 2016 in Exhibition


Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time. Beth Harland, David Thomas, Ian Woo

Part 1 of the Exhibition: Singapore June — July 2016. Images: https://bethharland.wordpress.com/exhibition-projects/impermanent-durations-on-painting-and-time-beth-harland-david-thomas-ian-woo/   Part 2, Melbourne, August 2016. Images: https://bethharland.wordpress.com/exhibition-projects/impermanent-durations-on-painting-and-time-part-2-beth-harland-david-thomas-ian-woo/ Related posts: Documentation Art Show & Workshop Impermanent Durations; On Painting and Time Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time Painting As Documentation Art — Exhibition by Young Maeng

19 Jul 2016 in Exhibition