Just to make sense of things before a research meeting next week I wrote out what has happened in research area in last couple of years.

I have been at NTU since 2007 but really it only with closure of course announced in November 2011 that I started investigating research path. Partly out of necessity and partly out of genuine interest.

Research Calendar


2014  – 28th -29th march – Accepted to deliver paper on Dickens and Illustrator Seymour to ‘Illustration and Narrative Construction‘ conference Paris Universite Paris-Diderot.

2014 – Publication of James Elkins 2nd Edition of Artists with Phds with my illustrations of chapters and stills from Research Odyssey 2013 animation.

2014 Paper ‘2013 a research odyssey: the art object in search of new knowledge’ to be published in Proceedings of DRN Conference 2013

January 24th 2014 – M.A. Completion  


2013 November 20th-December 6th ’Drawology’ exhibition – three works from drawing practice as research. Bonington Gallery.

2013 October 24th-27th  Delivering Animated presentation of ‘The art object in search of new knowledge’ at DRN/Drawing and Cognition co-conference at Columbia University and Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.

2013 September – Asked to submit a chapter to forthcoming publication ‘Phenomenology of Drawing’ I.B.Tauris. Edited by Deborah Harty.

2013 August – Asked to submit some chapters to a possible Bloomsbury publication ‘Transmedia’ text-book co-editing with Julius Ayodeji.

2013 July.10th-12th – Delivered paper at Film-Philosophy’ conference Amsterdam on ‘Alexander Mann’s Gnats’.

2013 June12th  – Paper ‘ Can grey ravens fly: Beyond Fraylings categories’ accepted for publication in Arts and Humanities in Higher Education Journal (Sage)

2013 March 7th Featured in Times Higher Education magazine article as research practitioner in art. (Illustrated with cartoon)

2013 February Paper ‘Can grey ravens fly’ published in proceedings of DRN conference Loughborough.

M.A. by Registered Project restarted with new Proposal and supervision by Deborah Harty under ‘Fine Art’.


2012 September 12th – 14th – Drawing and Cognition – STEAM Conference – Wimbledon School of Art – Invited artist

2012 September 11th and 12th – Drawing Research network Conference 2012 – Loughborough University. Delivered a  paper as cartoon of ‘Grey Ravens’.

2012 7th-8th Swansea University ‘Practice makes perfect’ conference. Paper ‘Frayling Categories’. Submitted to Sage new voices issue.

2012 March 2nd and 3rd  Mostyn Arts Centre – ‘With Humorous Intent’ – Symposium – guest speaker.


2011 December Interview with Matthew Collings in Matter Magazine Issue 1 (now Modern Matter magazine)

2011 September 13th  – East Midlands Post Graduate student conference – ‘Perspectives on landscape’. Poster on Track project

2011 July 7th Nottingham Trent Research Conference (Staff) – ‘Track’ M.A. RPT presentation.

M.A. by Registered project ‘Multimedia’  September 2010 –September 2011 – NO SUPERVISION