Public Art and Local Civic Engagement

Lead Research Organisation: University of Central Lancashire
Department Name: Sch of Social Work

Abstract

This research has a dual focus: it will compare two different forms of contemporary public art and their significance for the development of reflective and engaged citizens in Ilfracombe, Devon, and it will develop an innovative arts sensitive method to work with visual data and visualisation, with the aim of locating the study in cultural experience. It will deploy this alongside a 'citizen's forum', a focus group based 'citizen's forum' to assess their respective merits in enabling members of the community to express their feelings and opinions of these two artworks. The findings will have significance beyond the town and inform policy makers, arts commissioners, evaluators, academics and the arts and cultural sector on the kind of public art most likely to promote identity, belonging and citizenship; also the mechanisms whereby these effects are achieved and can be evaluated
In 2012, Ilfracombe was home to two public artworks: the temporary visit of Alex Hartley's Nowhereisland and Damien Hirst's twenty year loan of the 66 ft bronze statue, Verity. These two very different kinds of public art came together in the same year in the same small coastal town.
Nowhereisland involved the journey of an artificially created small island from the Arctic to the south-west coast of England as a visiting 'island nation'. As it travelled through international waters, the island was declared a 'new nation' with citizenship open to all. Preparations for the arrival of Nowhereisland had already begun eighteen months previously, with activities and events involving local people exploring the meaning of local and national citizenship within a globalising world. Hirst's Verity was created as a 'modern allegory of truth and justice'. It towers over the waterfront, the tallest example of public art in England. People travel many miles to see it, stimulating regeneration and tourism in the town. Neither artwork has escaped controversy and local citizens have expressed a range of opinions and feelings, positive and negative, about the value of such public art.
This research will ask what meanings and values these artworks represent for the local community, why, and in what ways? By facilitating debate in a citizen's forum, and an innovative method of associating to visual data, the research will be looking to understand how the arrival of the artworks is embedded in local memory and imagination, their ongoing effects and lasting legacy for people, individually and as part of the wider community.
These questions will be researched with: a literature review, a media and archive review to understand the initial feedback and reactions to the artworks; short interviews with stakeholders and biographical narrative interviews with the artists to understand the artworks' importance in the artist's life work and their intended significance; the Citizen's Forum will stimulate debate and there will be a visual matrix for each of the artworks. This innovative method accesses the visual imagination and those aspects of artistic experience which cannot easily be expressed in words. It will provide opportunities for creative community engagement by introducing ways of expressing feelings and ideas through images that often arise when looking at art. In the visual matrix a group of around 35 participants will be able to express their relationship to Nowhereisland and Verity by offering pictures and images that come to mind when thinking about the artworks. In this way the complex emotional reactions and ideas connected to citizens' appreciation of the artworks can become available for interpretation and analysis by the research team. The findings from the different data sources will be compared and combined and fed back to the participants for further discussion and refinement. The team will report and disseminate the research through web and print based media, conference, seminars and workshop.

Planned Impact

Impacts Summary (with methods of dissemination in brackets for cross-referencing)

Beneficiaries of this research will include local and national funders, commissioners and policy-makers concerned with the value of public art in promoting civic engagement, inclusion, identity and citizenship; the arts sector concerned with how to produce public art to realize these aims; the arts and social scientific academic community concerned to understand the nature of the relationship between cultural experience and citizenship; communities who are offered the opportunity to experience informed and strategically commissioned artworks; evaluators who are offered new tools for researching experience as well as process and outcomes of public art projects.


Specifically the project will:

- evidence the value of different kinds of public art to citizenship and the means whereby this contribution is realized to inform funders and commissioners, local authority policy-makers and planning departments, especially in relation to contested decisions for which there is little research based evidence. These concern temporary processual projects versus artworks with long-term physical presence. This project will evidence the type legacy of a temporary public artwork might establish compared with a permanently sited commemorative sculpture or integrated design within the built environment. (Situations summit and online report)

- Inform funders and the arts and cultural sector about appropriate methodological principles for the evaluation of place-based public art projects beyond the commonly used on-site questionnaires and surveys. (Situations summit, seminars, report and book chapter)

- provide evaluators with a practicable, affordable and tested methodology for researching cultural experience (academic dissemination, methodology article)

- Develop concepts to describe the nature of public engagement with public artworks, with a particular emphasis on the constitution of reflective and engaged citizens. (academic journal, book and report)

- Refine and share expertise on forms of negotiation, advocacy and communication necessary to bring about such impact within the professional art sector. (seminars)

- Promote local engagement and deliberation with respect to the legacy of verity and Nowhereisland (vis the group data collection and feedback process itself)

- Develop theoretical insights on the psychosocial pathways where by different kinds of public art achieves its effects and its potential impact on social relations within communities (academic dissemination)

- Inform all stakeholders about how intrinsic, instrumental and institutional dimensions of public art act in combination to achieve these impacts (All channels)

Publications

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Title Group Therapy - Mental Distress in a Digital Age at the Big Anxiety Festival 
Description In a period of relative prosperity, instances of anxiety and depression are astonishingly high. For many, digital technologies are exacerbating this problem, altering our sense of identity and social relationships. Meanwhile, others suggest that technological innovation is a crucial tool for finding new ways to improve the lives of those who experience social isolation, illness and emotional distress. Group Therapy offers artworks, design objects and digital research exploring connections between mental health and the values, political conditions, and technologies that structure our lives. Visitors are invited to consider their own relationship to technology and how constant digital stimulation and distraction can serve to numb or exacerbate day-to-day anxieties. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The video installation 'Twelve' was presented as part of the Group Therapy strand of this conference. 
URL https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/group-therapy-2/
 
Title Twelve 
Description Acclaimed artist Melanie Manchot launches her new book Twelve at the Whitechapel Gallery with an evening of screenings, live readings by contributors including award-winning poet Maggie Sawkins, and an artist Q&A. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Alongside a presentation of material from Manchot's exploration of the rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery, the event features the London premiere of the artist's latest video works and a selection of other shorts. Event admission includes a copy of Twelve+ , a supplementary publication made in collaboration with Andrea Mason 
URL http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/melanie-manchot-twelve/
 
Title Twelve 
Description Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 23 January - 20 March 2016 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Event: Art & Addictions, Twelve Date: 09/07/2015 Panel: Dr Luke Mitcheson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Addictions Psychology, appointed evaluator for the project Dr Alison Rooke Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths and founding director and Twelve commissioner, Mark Prest from Portraits of Recovery. Venue: ORTUS Learning and Events Centre Description: A debate on the value of art within the NHS addictions services. 
 
Title Twelve 
Description Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 18 September - 1 November 2015 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact To coincide with the exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, Manchot has developed a series of workshops with people from the North West in long-term recovery. With the support of The Priory Clinic, the participants are each exploring their experiences in the cycle of addiction and recovery and their reactions to the video work to produce a series of artworks to be shown at poster-sites across Manchester from the 11 September - 15 October 2015. 
URL https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/melanie-manchot-twelve/
 
Title Twelve 
Description Galerie m, Bochum, Germany 25 September - 28th November 2015 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact artist talk between Caroline von Grone and Melanie Manchot (German) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybrB8MCJbg&feature=youtu.be 
URL https://www.m-bochum.de/press_en.php?SID=9SaPhBPoWMSb&eid=161
 
Title Twelve 
Description Peckham Platform, London 22 May - 26 July 2015 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Ahead of the exhibition, Manchot held several workshops with local people from Southwark and Lambeth dealing with addiction. Together, and with the support of the Maudsley Charity (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) they explored their experiences in the cycle of addiction and recovery and their reactions to Manchot's video work. Emily Druiff, executive director of Peckham Platform said: "Twelve is a hugely important exhibition for Peckham Platform. It's a project that perfectly encapsulates what our gallery exists to do; to give a platform to art that can offer us new ways to examine society and our community, and to bring profile to social issues that affect us all." "It has been a delight to work with Melanie and her collaborators and be part of this powerful, empowering and moving artwork being realised. I'm very proud that Twelve will launch nationally with us in Peckham this May." 
URL http://www.peckhamplatform.com/system/files/062015/557724b07d63683e6b0001ce/original/PP_Twelve_PR_01...
 
Title Twelve 
Description Twelve is Melanie Manchot's major new multi channel video installation exploring the intimate stories, rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery. Inspired by the visual acuity of renowned contemporary filmmakers, the work connects and collapses individual recollections in which everyday situations, events and activities are rendered dramatic or abstract and infused with tragedy, pathos and humour. Manchot worked in dialogue with twelve people in recent recovery from substance misuse, in rehabilitation communities in Liverpool, Oxford and London. Twelve is directly informed by their personal written and oral testimonies, creative conceptions, and performances within final works. Single sequences are shot as continuous takes, referencing iconic scenes from the films of Michael Haneke, Gus Van Sant, Bela Tarr and Chantal Akerman - a ferry journey across the Mersey, a darkened room looking out on to an early morning street, a car wash, the cutting of daisies with small scissors, the obsessive cleaning of a floor - providing the framework for reflections on remembered incidents and states of mind. Twelve employs a diversity of cinematic technique and tropes adapted by Manchot to reveal the complex and non-linear nature of recovery. Melanie Manchot is a London based visual artist who works with photography, film, video and installation as part of a performative and participatory practise. Her projects often explore specific sites and public spaces in order to locate notions of individual and collective identities, investigating particular gestures and forms of movement or activities that become the marker of a group or community. Manchot's work has been widely exhibited in galleries, museums and film festivals internationally including at Whitechapel Gallery and The Photographers' Gallery, London; MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; GOMA, Glasgow; and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon. Twelve was commissioned by Mark Prest of Portraits of Recovery and developed by Melanie Manchot working with Action on Addiction, the Ley Community and the Psychosocial Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire. Twelve is financially supported by Small Arts Awards from the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England through the National Lottery. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact An edited version of Twelve features in Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age at Fact, Liverpool, 5 March - 17 May 2015 (https://www.fact.co.uk/projects/group-therapy-mental-distress-in-a-digital-age/melanie-manchot-uk-twelve-2015.aspx). The full exhibition was shown at: Peckham Platform, London - 22 May - 26 July 2015; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester - 18 September - 1 November 2015; Galerie m, Bochum, Germany - 25 September - 28th November 2015; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth - 23 January - 20 March 2016; Towner, Eastbourne - 16 April - 26 June 2016. 
URL http://twelve.org.uk/information/
 
Title Twelve 
Description Twelve+ (Radio): A collaboration between Brighton Oasis Project, Radio Reverb and Melanie Manchot 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Twelve is also accompanied by Lost Weekend, a programme of contemporary and classic films exploring addiction, recovery and obsessive, traumatic behaviours inspiring by, or used in the development of Twelve. 
URL http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/press/twelve-radio-a-collaboration-between-brighton-oasis-project...
 
Title Twelve - Part of Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age 
Description Originating from FACT's extensive work within mental health and wellbeing, the exhibition explores the complex relationship between technology, society, and mental health. http://twelve.org.uk/information/ 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact "In an age of digital technologies, internet addictions and virtual friendships, this exhibition brings the cross association between the outer limits of artistic innovation and the bewilderments of mental illness right up to date.' - The Guardian Guide "This show is full of possibilities and potential navigations and solutions rather than anything else. It explores how we, as stupid, sensitive, fallible humans, navigate the world and our place within it." - The Skinny "Good mental health is valuable to us all, and I for one support alternative spaces where people can get support and feel loved." - Disability Arts Online 
URL https://www.fact.co.uk/projects/group-therapy-mental-distress-in-a-digital-age/melanie-manchot-uk-tw...
 
Description This visua, group based, associative method is suitable for
1. Researching highly sensitive topics
2. Understanding lived experience that is otherwise hard to express, such as the experience of art
3. Understanding the emergent knowledge where there is no settled discourse to describe it as in the encounter between art and science
4. Researching cultural imaginaries
Exploitation Route They have been taken forward by others in the domains identified under research findings. The visual matrix is now being investigated as a tool of public engagement
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttHHty0f7Pg
 
Description Visual matrix has been used in a number of other projects with awards ( see further funding),and in practice development ( arts Practice and Organisational consultancy). The range of research applications has extended into highly sensitive topics for which other methods may be unsuitable, and into arts science collaborations where new knowledge is emerging and there is as yet no settled discourse with which to express it. It has also been used as a public engagement tool in environmental/climate change awareness projects. The visual matrix has proved to be a useful tool for understanding the nature of knowledge that emerges in art/science collaborations
Sector Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description Influence on curatorial practice
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In the context of work at the Art/Science Museum Singapore and the Museum of Applied Arts and Science it has directly influenced curatorial practice and exhibition design by refine understanding of audience engagement
 
Description ADDICT: The Storm that Strands Us
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID WT099499MA 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme
Amount $166,422 (AUD)
Organisation Australian Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description NOS-HS
Amount kr 159,000 (NOK)
Funding ID ES524583_001_1_Prosjektbeskrivelse_20140211 
Organisation Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences 
Sector Public
Country Denmark
Start 09/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Richard Benjamin Trust Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Richard Benjamin Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust, Large Grant Extension funding
Amount £16,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 02/2016
 
Title Visual Matrix 
Description The Visual Matrix provides a forum for the sharing of vial thinking in a group-based situation, which is applicable to areas of research where the subject matter is (for whatever reason) too complex or too difficult for the audience to otherwise express. This has been used to gauge audience reaction to public art, where local community members were encouraged to engage with the complexity of public art. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A lot of interest generated and invitations to provide training, workshops and seminars. Research funding from Scandanavian research council secured to promote the use of the visual matrix as a research methodology, with a view to future Eurpopean funding. 
 
Title Visual matrix training pack 
Description In the context of the UNSW partnership with the Australia Council work is underway to produce a VM training pack to support its use as a research and engagement tool 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This is a work in progress but the training has been piloted with Ph D students 
 
Description Barometer of my Heart 
Organisation Artsadmin
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project was a collaboration between artist Mark Storor and consultant endocrinologist Dr Leighton Seal, St Mary's Hospital London and Anna Ledgard (producer) Artsadmin The Visual matrix was used to evaluate audience responses to a performance resulting from the collaboration the highly sensitive subject of male importence and also to understand artistic process with the company used to produce the performance
Collaborator Contribution Storor was the artist, who sat in on 69 consultations. Dr Seal the consulant endocrinologist who attended and fed into processes leading up to the final performance. Ledgard produced the performance. All three were consulted and interviewed in the process of the research
Impact Research Report http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/17605/ Workshop at Arts and Health South West, International Conference June 2017
Start Year 2015
 
Description Socially engaged arts 
Organisation Situations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Introduction of a new method of qualitative evaluation of public artworks to capture aesthetic and emotional experience. A workstream began in 2012
Collaborator Contribution Provided access to networks and contacts for the dissemination of the results of the research and potential future training. Contribution to data collection and analysis, organisation of fieldwork and dissemination opportunities, direct contribution to dissemination workshops
Impact Research and evaluation reports. Series of four dissemination workshops for stakeholders in the socially engaged arts (London, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham) Contribution to workshop at Engage Conference 2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description Super Slow Way CPP partnership 
Organisation Canal & River Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Super Slow Way is Arts Council England Creative People and Places Programme for East Lancashire. We have provided project evaluation in an action research frame using the visual matrix as a key tool in elements of the programme, impacting on practice development, commissioning, and strategic development
Collaborator Contribution As above - work is in an action research model so our partners provide the sites and projects for data collection then engage with us in an iterative cycle of feedback, learning, refinement of practice and implementation
Impact Interim (year 1 report); Phase i programme report; presentation at CPP national conference Doncaster October 2017; Strategic development for Phase two funding application (approved January 2017)
Start Year 2016
 
Description UNSW 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Methodological input using visual matrix for exhibition evaluation and to identify emergent discourse from arts science collaboration; also trialling use of visual matrix with audiences experiencing memory loss
Collaborator Contribution Mounting exhibitions, contributing to data collection and analysis
Impact Outputs in the form of visual matrix workshops detailed under public engagement activities. Study still in progress; two academic papers accepted for publication
Start Year 2014
 
Description Amnesia Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two visual matrix workshops for exhibition visitors, Galleries of University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Anxiety Festival, OCD event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visual matrix workshop in conjunction with OCD 'performance' event by Clive Parkinson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Anxiety Festival, Suicide Sydney September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Visual matrix workshop in conjunction with a short film of suicide
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Arts and Health Conference workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visual Matrix Workshop at Arts and Health Conference, Bristol 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beyond Measure: seminar series disseminating the use of the visual matrix method for the evaluation of socially engaged arts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Numerous requests for further information and training on the subject of evaluation through the application of the visual matrix

Continued interest in further developments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Demolition Street 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Series of four visual matrix workshops to exhibition audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Engage International conference 2014: Disruptive influences, Innovation & Gallery Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards and the hope that more information might be forthcoming

many requests for continued contact and questions as to the possibility of further presentations and workshops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fallen Angels dissemination of RBT research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visual matrix workshop with dance company
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Feedback to local community on results of the research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Awakened an understanding in local stakeholders in how the various elements of the community regenerations scheme can be understood through various different lenses, educational, economic, local sense of wellbeing, growth of aesthetic awareness

Local councillors asked to be kept informed of further progress and results in this field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Film by RAIAUS (Australian Public Understanding of Science Channel on use of method in arts science contexts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Demonstration Visual Matrix was held in Sydney in relation to an exhibition called the patient, Parts of the process were filmed and the UNSW Curating Third Space Team interviewed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fourthland, Arnolfini, Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visual matrix workshop at end of four day event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GEM Conference Keynote ( for Museum Educators) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference keynote - intended impact on understanding of cultural impact and evaluation methodologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hate crime workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visual Matrix workshop on campus Hate Crime with view to informing strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Human Plus Engagement events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A sequence of three targeted workshops designed to facilitate egagement understand how specific audience segments engaged with the exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURES: Lesions in the Landscape 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The visual matrix was used within Shona Illingworth's Wellcome Trust funded large grants award to evaluate audence responce to the wrk. This presentation focussed specifically on its use with mild to moderate dementia groups and carers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lesions in the Landscape FACT, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact series of three visual matrix workshops following exhibition Lesions in the Landscape, FACT, Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lesions in the Landscape, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Series of three visual matrix workshops, following exhibition visit ( Lesions in the Landscape 2, Sydney New South Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RCA visual matrix workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop at post-graduate symposium, Royal College of Art, London, June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Small Arts Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We hosted Symposium for small arts organisations to discuss the AHRC Cultural Value report ( of which the Visual Matrix was a part) and way forward
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social Making Conference Plymouth 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote on Visual Matrix development with partner Claire Doherty ( Situations)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visual Matrix: transitions in older age 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The workshop was was the first of a series of three, Further development of visual matrix methodology and application to the field of Death Studies

A number of invitations issued to professionals working in field of transitions in older age for workshop inCopenhagen March 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description symposium University of Kent, Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visual Matrix workshop on contemporary dance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018