Maidstone College of Art 1972-75
Maidstone was the first college to have video equipment for students. The initiative
was led by David Hall a seminal figure in British Video Art.
Royal College of Art 1975-76
Lecturer in charge of Video and Performance, Centre for Media Studies, Faculty
of Art and Design, Coventry Polytechnic, 1976-1983. Lecturer in Video Production,
Department of Film & TV, London College of Printing, 1976-1982. Lecturer & Production
Director, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland, 1984 to 1991
and Senior Lecturer from 1991. 1993 Head of School of Television & Imaging
1993-2001. Professor of Media Art 1997. Dean of Research 2001-
Visiting Lectures /Presentations
The Contemporary Arts Society, presentation on collecting and conserving film and video works to a workshop to UK regional museums and galleries at Glasgow Sculpture Studios in March 2009.
DIVERSIONS: A Festival of Experimental Film & Video, University of Edinburgh
Presentation- "REWIND: artists, archives, and experimental approaches", 09/05/2008
Mapping Scotland Conference, University Of Glasgow, Panel Presentation- Case Study for archives in the Moving Image, 24/06/2008 Expanded Cinema: Activating The Space Of Reception, 17 - 19 April 2009,Tate Modern. Major international conference presented a critical appraisal of an expanding field of film and video art from multi-screen, immersive, performance-based live-projections through to interactive, digital and virtual reality multi-media events.
Keynote Paper, Scottish Interventions in the 70s & 80s at Focus on Film Saturday 7th November, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Gallery Complex, The Mound, Edinburgh. Other speakers: Francis McKee, George Clark, Stephen Partridge, Bryony McIntyre and David Curtis. Nov 7th 2009 Contemporary Art: Who Cares? Research and practices in contemporary art conservation. June 9-11 2010. International Network for Conservation of Contemporary Art Symposium. Keynote and Poster for this symposium for professionals and scholars in museum and university sector.
Keynote: Back to the Future of Video in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow. Future of Video in Scotland Part 2, 29thJan 2011.
Presentation on High Resolution and the VERL at the INTR International Network for Trans-disciplinary Research, Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, 17th February 2011
Presentation on REWINDItalia at “Art/Tapes/22”, Symposium, Follonica, Toscana,Italy, Pinacoteca Civica E Forno Di San Ferdinando | 26-27 May 2011
Presentation on REWINDItalia at Symposium Cinema e Diversita Culturali, Palladium, Roma Tre, Roma, 29th Nov- December 1st, 2011.
Presentation on TV interventions at REWIND Simposium April 2012 at MACRO, Rome April 2012
Presentation on Practice-based research and the REF, at Kingston University October 23 2012.
also various leactures at:Brighton Polytechnic; Sheffield Polytechnic; Newcastle Polytechnic; Wolverhampton
Polytechnic; St Martins College of Art; Humberside Polytechnic; Maidstone College
of Art; Groningen College, Holland; Enschede College, Holland; Reitveldt Academy,
Amsterdam, Holland; Sorbonne, Paris; Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada;
NSCAD, Halifax, Canada; Trent Polytechnic; Sorbonne, Paris,
Awards and Bursaries
1975 Arts Council Award
1976 British Council Travel Award
1977 British Council Travel Award
1978 Arts Council Bursary
1979 Canada Council Travel Grant, Arts Council Bursary, British Council Travel
Award, GLAA Award
1980 Arts Council Award
1986 Scottish Arts Council Award
1989 Scottish Arts Council Award
1998 Adobe Systems
Europe Prize, SSA Annual Exhibition, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh
Acting as TV Producer:
Not Necessarily... 8 x 10 minute programmes for BBC Scotland and BBC2 Network
Cable & Broadcast:
Artists TV Network Soho Tv New York 1978, 80; Mexico City Cable 1980; Channel
4 TV 1985, 1990; Iowa City Cable 1986; Scotland 2000 BBC Scotland 1987; Hague
Cable 1988; De Arte del Video Spain and others 1990, 91; SWF Germany 1992; Suisse
4 Switzerland 1996
Scottish Enterprise Tayside, Infrastructure
Grant, Centre for Digital Imaging, £49,210,
Visual Arts Data Service, Curation and digitisation
for National Fine Art Education Digital Collection, £3,000,
Scottish Enterprise Tayside, Infrastructure Grant, Incubator Unit, £50,000,
Scottish Enterprise Tayside, Infrastructure Grant, Arius 3D Studio, £75,000,
SHEFC, SRIF2 Grant, Refurbishment of Visual Research Centre, £300,000,
AHRC Research Grant for REWIND, £433,350, 2003
SHEFC, Small Scale Pooling Feasibility Study, £35,000, 2005.
AHRC Research Grant for Narratives in Expanded Cinema, 2007. (Co-investigator with Jackie Hatfield P.I.)
AHRC Research Leave Award. £110,000, 2008
Visual Effects for Artists, Scottish Arts Council, £30,000, May 2010
AHRC Research Grant for REWINDItalia, £209,775, 2011. (With Dr Anna Notaro C.I.)
Royal Society Of Edinburgh Caledonian European Fellowship 2012
AHRC Follow On Public Engagement Award (£30,000) for TV21
Acting as Curator:
London Video Arts Video Programme, Acme Gallery/AIR Gallery,1977-79.
Video Art 78, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, 1978.
UK-TV, The Kitchen, New York, 1979.
Events Space 1, Transmission, Glasgow 1986.
Interference, Seagate Gallery, Dundee, 1987.
National Review of Live Art, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1988-90.
19:4:90 Television Interventions, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; Seagate Gallery,
Dundee; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; 1990.
Made in Scotland I II III, Touring packages of the best of video
Three Women, touring package of video art from women artists,
Semblances, touring programme of video art from women artists
Work in the Collections of:
Donnel Film Library New York
Lanchester Polytechnic Library
Brighton Polytechnic Library
Sheffield Polytechnic Library
Arnolfini Gallery Video Library
Arts Council of Great Britain
Jan Van Eyck Academy Maastricht Netherlands
The British Council
Midland Group Nottingham
Humberside University Film and Video Library
Museum of Modern Art Video Archive New York
Walter Phillips Gallery Alberta Canada
Phoenix Video Torino Italy
Newcastle Polytechnic Library
Museum of the Moving Image London
FRAC Limousin France
ZKM Mediathek Karlsrhue
National Gallery of Canada
Organisations, Panels, Committee Service
Founder member of London Video Arts in 1976. Secretary from 1977-79.
Panel member of West Midlands Arts Association.
Panel member of the Channel4 TV/ Arts Council of GB New Directors Scheme.
Scottish Film Training Trust 1991-3.
Consultant to Arts 2000 project Scottish Arts Council
External Examiner Humberside University
Jury Member of the Locarno Film & Video Festival 1996
Assessor for New Directions/National Lottery, Scottish Arts Council 1997 & 1998
Referee & Evaluator
to the Arts & Humanities Research Board, British Academy
Advisor to Arts
Council of England, Combined Arts
Member of the
Board of Directors Dundee Contemporary Arts Ltd and Peacock Visual
Member of CHEAD
Research Sub-Committee 2004-
of AHRC Visual Arts Media Theory & History Research Peer Review Panel
AHRC Peer Review College Member 2008-
International Programme Committee Member for ISEA 2009
Member of the International Review Panel for HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) and its Joint Research Programme “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation” 2009-10
Expert evaluator for the Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaf for their call for new research institutes 2009.
Peer Reviewer for AHRC Fellowships in the Creative & Performing Arts Scheme, 2010.
External Advisor for RAE to School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong, 2013
A member of Sub-panel 34: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2012-14.
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), evaluation for its R&D Units, 2014.