Exhibiting Comics: Applying Creative and Technological Solutions to problems of Displaying Comic Art in Museums, Galleries and Visitor Attractions

Lead Research Organisation: University of Dundee
Department Name: English


Exhibiting Comics


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Title Designed to Inspire 
Description curation of the comics part of the Designed to Inspire exhibition held in Lamb Gallery at University of Dundee Museum Services. Head curator: Matthew Jarron. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Available to be viewed by the public and students, showcasing some of the internationally renowned pieces that are in the collection. 
Title Exhibition at International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference in Bournemouth, 2018 
Description Co-curated with Alexandra Alberda, the exhibition displayed work in process from the comics anthology "Retro", which was published to celebrate that year's iteration of the conference. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact It was open to view by the delegates of the conference. 
Title Inkthology Exhibition 
Description An exhibition to go alongside the publication of Inkthology by artists based in Dundee Comics Creative Space. It contained blown up panels from the anthology which were arranged to form their own narrative. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact It was viewed by visitors to the Dundee Comics Creative Space, including workshop participants. 
Title Inside the Museum 
Description A short graphic novel that is a response to the series of graphic novels on the subject of museums produced by the Louvre. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raising awareness of the type of work that goes on behind the scenes at a museum. 
Title Scottish Centre for Comics Studies - semi permanent exhibition 
Description A semi-permanent (changed every ca. 6-10 years) display of artwork from the University of Dundee Museum Services, displayed at Scottish Centre of Comics Studies in Dundee, which was curated by myself. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact It is on show at a public space in the University, which is visited by students, including the Masters of Comics and Graphic Novels. 
Title Surgeons' Hall Museum comic 
Description A comic that draws on the theory discussed in my thesis. It is about Surgeons' Hall museum in Edinburgh. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact It will be published digitally. 
Description Walking Tour of Designed to Inspire and Scottish Centre for Comics Studies exhibitions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 20 people attended the walking tour. The group was mixed between postgraduate students of comics, and general public. The tour was mostly about the variety of the work that is at the museum collections at University of Dundee, and the focus was on local creators, raising awareness of Dundee's comic art heritage. There was a Q&A after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018