External Examinerships, Course Assessing and Validation:
In this period, staff returned in the RA2 have held at least 44 External examinerships. Examples at p/g level alone include: Univ. of the West of England, MA (Printmaking) (Barker); Polytechnic Univ., Hong Kong - Swires School of Design (Brett); MA Design Studies, Central St Martins (Catto); P/Gdip, Graphic Reproduction Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology (Lawrence); MA Design, Cardiff University & MSc Industrial Design, Univ. of Central England (McClelland); PGDip/MSc Engineering Product Design, Univ of Limerick (McKeag); PhD Royal College of Art, PhD De Montfort University, MA Fine Art Combined Media Chelsea College of Art (MacLennan); MA Ceramics, Limerick School of Art & Design (Meanley); MA thesis, NCAD Dublin (Robinson); MA Ceramics & Glass, Edinburgh College of Art (Yasuda). Additionally, staff have held Assessorships or Validation Panel Memberships for at least 15 courses.
Grants from non-academic sources:
Staff have been notably successful in obtaining research funding from non-academic sources to a total exceeding £250,000. For example: The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) has funded Barker, Bruce, Fleming, McIntyre, Murphy, and Penney. The British Council awarded Ledsham a grant for a 3-person exhibition representing Contemporary British Textile Art in Norway and to Yasuda for exhibitions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Israel and Denmark. Among curatorial projects, Visiting Arts funded Barker for `The Woodcuts of Zheng Shuang', and for The Chinese Art Academies Printmaking Exhibition, also funded by the Muban Foundation, London. Staff have also gained grants for publishing, for example, The Arts Council of England has given Deepwell a Live Art Publication Grant for a special issue of n.paradoxa and three Publication Project Grants for KT Press; she has also received publication grants from foundations in Holland and Austria. ACNI and other funders supported international AICA's congress organised by Kelly. He was also funded by the British Council and Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Dublin, to curate 2 exhibitions in New York.
Staff travel has been well supported, for example:
Arts Council (Ireland)/Aer Lingus Artflights were awarded to Catto (New York), Shipsides (New York and Amsterdam) and Connolly (twice to Frankfurt). The British Council have given travel awards to Kelly (Montreal & Toronto), Penney (Ljubljiana & San Francisco) and Robinson (San Francisco & Dubrovnik). Connolly has also received the Quebec Attache Travel Award and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin funded his research in Poland. Deepwell was funded by the Anglo-Daiwa Foundation to go to Japan for research and lecturing. Robinson received a travel award from the College Art Assn (USA) to speak at their NY conference; Catto, from The Bar Council of the City of New York to deliver 2 papers to their 100th anniversary celebrations, by the Pesaro International Film Festival to lecture, and by the Association Internationale des Bandes Dessinees to give a keynote paper at their Amsterdam conference.
Other funding includes:
Shipsides was awarded the Nissan Art Award for Ireland; Barker gained Daler-Rowney sponsorship for a Summer School at the Lu Xun Academy, and Ashworth & Thompson, Nottingham, for 'The Chinese Art Academies Printmaking' exhibition; Connolly had Microsoft sponsorship for site-specific work at Microsoft Ireland Headquarters, Dublin, while Panasonic (Ireland) sponsored his exhibition at Project Arts Centre, Dublin and he gained ABSA/ACNI sponsorship for public work at Antrim Hospital, N. Ireland. The NI Challenge Fund and LEDU have sponsored Hutton; Kelly gained Lottery Awards and DOE funds for public art commissions in Derry; Lawrence gained an ABSA grant from Dillon Bass Ireland; Robinson won a School of Irish Studies Foundation award.
Membership of and Roles in Professional and Academic Organisations:
Editorial board memberships include, for example, Barker, for Printmaking Today; Brett, Catto and Connolly have been on the Editorial Board, Circa Magazine. Deepwell is on the Board of ArtPlanet (International AICA's publication), and is founding editor of n.paradoxa (refereed journal). McClelland is Associate Editor, The Design Journal; MacLennan is a Patron for Circa and on the Board for Performance Research, published by Routledge. Robinson is Associate Editor, Journal of Visual Art Practice (refereed journal of the National Association of Fine Art Education) and on the Board of n.paradoxa. Wilson was a member of the Visual Arts Panel, Arts Council of Ireland (Dublin). Other management Committee memberships include Bruce, Committee Member for the 62 Group; Deepwell was President of AICA (British Section) and is now a member of the International AICA Administrative Board. Connolly was a founder member and board member, the Visual Artists Association of Northern Ireland; and was on the Board of Directors, Sculptors' Society of Ireland. Fleming has been Membership Secretary and Joint Chair of the 62 Group. She is an invited Founding Member, Fibre 2000. Kelly was treasurer and vice-president of International AICA and president of the Irish Section. During a University career break he was Director, Orchard Gallery, Derry. MacLennan has been a trustee, Beaconsfield (London) and a Member of Creative Arts Panel, ACNI. McClelland, among other things, has been a Board Member, the Design Directorate; Honorary Vice-President, Assoc. of Art and Design Educators; Director, Synergy Ltd; a Member of AHRB Postgraduate Awards Panel (Visual Arts and Media); a Board Member of ACNI (also Chairs two further ACNI committees); a Member of Working Group, Dept. of Culture Arts & Leisure (DCAL), NI. Lawrence is co-chair of Learning Technologies section of LTSN Subject Centre 20: Art Design & Communication; Secretary of the European Peer Review Group in Higher Education (Ireland) Graphic Design Section; member of Editorial Board, TLTP3 Seeing Drawing Project and a Committee member, Computers in Art and Design (CADE) 1999 and 2001. Meanley is a Quality Mark Adjudicator, Crafts Council of Ireland.
Memberships of Societies Elected or nominated memberships only include:
Barker, Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers; Catto, Register Member, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation; Meanley and Yasuda are Selected Members of Contemporary Applied Arts, London and of the Craftsman Potter Association, London; Meanley is also a member of Irish Contemporary Ceramics; Murphy is a Selected Member, Association of British Designer Silversmiths; Montgomery is an FRSA. McClelland is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Numerous ordinary memberships of professional Societies are also held. MacLennan is Honorary Associate, National Review of Live Art.
International level prizes awarded include:
Murphy won the Craft & Design Section, Kilkenny Beer 'Cream of Irish Awards'; Penney was awarded 1st prize German International Exhibition of Graphic Art; Shipsides won the 1998 Perspective Prize, value £20,000.
International Residencies and Scholarships:
have been awarded to Brett - Valparaiso Foundation, Mojaca, Spain; Galerie Markt, Weimar, Germany; Gervers Memorial Fellowship in Textile History, Royal Ontario Museum, Canada; Visiting Research Associateship, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Canada. Deepwell has been Critic in Residence, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and had a residency at the Nordic Inst for Contemporary Art, Helsinki. McIver was Artist in Residence, Illinois State Univ.; Doherty had a DAAD scholarship (Berlin), and Robinson, a Visiting Research Scholarship at the Inst. for Research on Women, Rutgers Univ, USA. Penney had a Tivoli Museum of Modern Art Residency. Shipsides had a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Yasuda had residencies at Mashiko Meise, Japan and European Workcentre for Ceramics, Holland.
Honorary Academic Positions:
MacLennan is an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, and Barker, an Honorary Professor, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shen Yang, China
National/International Membership of curation, selection, award-giving panels, prize-giving juries, etc:
These have been wide ranging, and include: Barker: Member, International Exchange Committee, China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hang Zhou, PRC; Catto: Selection Committee member for AIBD, Paris 1997 & Amsterdam 1998; Connolly: Selection Panel member, Waterford International Performance Art Festival; Fleming: on International Award giving panel 'Future 100' - total awards value £500,000; Kelly: has been an International Judge and Northern Irish Commissioner for the International Painting Competition, Cagnes-sur-mer, France, and a juror at the Ljubliana Art Competition; MacLennan: Nominator of artists for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards to Individual Artists (visual arts); on the selection committee for the Cultural Committee of Ireland to select the Irish representative(s) for the 48th Venice Biennale; Yasuda served on the panel for the Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Award, NZ and Sidney Myer International Ceramics Award, Australia.
International invitations to lecture (excluding conferences):
Barker: China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hang Zhou; Shan Tou Univ.; Xi An Academy of Fine Arts, Guang Zhou Academy of Fine Arts; Central Academy of Fine Arts, Bei Jing; Festival of Printmaking, Chong Quing (all China); The British Museum; Univ of Newfoundland; Brett: Rhode Island School of Art & Design; Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Notre Dame Univ., Illinois; Crone: U.C.Berkeley Art Museum; Deepwell: Univ. of Western Ontario; Capilano College, Vancouver; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Univ. of Saskatchewan; Univ. of Wollongong, NSW, Australia; Odense Art Academy, and Danish Art Academy; University of Copenhagen; lecture tours of Croatia, Nigeria and Sweden; Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, Bratislava; Fleming: Schwabenakademie, Germany; Hutton: Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia USA; Auburn Univ., Alabama; Kelly: Concordia Univ, Montreal; CalArts, LA; Otis College, LA; Stadelschule, Frankfurt; Ledsham: Hordaland Kunstnersentrum, Bergen, Norway; MacLennan: Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria; The Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic; Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland; Cornish School of Art, Seattle USA; San Francisco State Univ.; San Francisco Art Institute; Rekjavik School of Art, Iceland; School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Magee: Savanna College of Art and Design and Alabama College of Art and Design; McIver: Illinois State Univ., USA; Robinson: Univ. of Maryland; Cornish College of Art, Seattle; San Francisco State Univ.; San Francisco Art Institute; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland; Univ. of California at Berkeley (all USA); Concordia Univ., Montreal, Canada. Yasuda has lectured widely in Australia, NZ, Japan, Israel, Canada, Italy, Norway, France, Belgium, Switzerland, USA and Denmark.
Significant Purchases And Commissions: include Connolly:
Dublin Port Freight Terminal; McIver: commissioned to make artwork for British Telecom; work purchased by Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. Meanley work purchases include 1999 Museo Regionale Taccolta Internazionale di Ceramica d'Arte Contemporanea, Teramo, Italy; 1997 Freisland Museum, Netherlands; 1997 & 1996 British Council 2 purchases; 1995 Keramiekmuseum Het Princessehef, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; 1994/5 Victoria & Albert Museum; University of Wales. In 1998 The Embroiderers' Guild purchased work by Ledsham for their Hampton Court collection. Murphy purchases include: Shipley Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; and Aberdeen Art Gallery; Yasuda purchases 1996-2000 include Crafts Council, Tongei Mashiko Gallery, Japan; Sorlandets Kunstmusem, Norway; and the Decorative Arts Museum, Denmark.
Notable Forthcoming Research Outputs For 2001:
include Barker: A Chinese-English Glossary of Terms Relating to Woodcut Printmaking, London: Muban Foundation; Kelly will publish the proceedings of the AICA international congress; Ledsham will represent Britain in the 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland; MacLennan will exhibit in Taiwan, Thailand, Yugoslavia, Germany and France; Robinson will publish Feminism/Art/Theory 1968-2000, Blackwell.