Arts Research Practice

2015

  • Barn Circulars

    An ethos and strategy for an arts & ecology programme - Woodend Barn Arts Centre.

2014

  • Lavender

    A collaborative artwork exploring the organisational sustainability of Woodend Barn Arts centre.

2012

  • Fold

    A participatory artwork revealing organizational hierarchies of power & control. Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

    Woodend Barn

2010

  • Waygood Gallery & Studios

    Curator of a critical contemporary art programme in the context of artists studios (1995 -2010). Responsible for leading the £10m redevelopment of 39. High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Publications & Writing

2015

  • Book Chapter: Reflections on Lavender

    Heritage Legacies - AHRC CCP Initiative
    Led by Social Anthropology Dept' Aberdeen University

  • Journal Article: Conversational Mapping Understanding Aspects of Social Arts Practice. Smith H & Gausden C.

    Hypperhiz: New Media Cultures
Teaching Experience

2012

  • Fine Art Lecturer. Level 6.

    Gray's School of Art. HE Academy Teaching Placement

Education

2015

  • PhD
    Understanding How the Social Qualities of Art Influence Organizational Change: A Methodology For Art as a Social Practice

    Gray's School of Art. Robert Gordon University
    AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
    Connected Communities Programme 2011 - 2015

    Gray's School of Art - Research

2013

  • PG Cert. Research Methods

    Robert Gordon University.

2012

  • HE Academy. Certificate in Teaching

    Robert Gordon University

2011

  • PGCE Yr 1.

    University of Sunderland

1994

  • Fine Art MFA

    Newcastle University

1985

  • Fine Art BA (Hons)

    University of Sunderland

Professional Training

2015

  • Master Class with Mierle Laderman Ukeles

    Queens Museum, Brooklyn, NYC.

2013

  • Creative Writing Residential Course

    Arvon Foundation, Lumb Bank.

2008

  • Foundation Radio License

    Radio Society of Great Britain - ICOM