CFAR provides a coherent and ambitious programme around Fine Art research. It exists to encourage and support interdisciplinary, cross-School and inter-Institutional research initiatives in a supportive environment that encourages research activity at all levels.

Recent submissions

  • Imaging human vision: an artistic perspective 

    Pepperell, Robert (Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2017-01-29)
    The purpose of artistic practice has frequently been to translate human visual experience into pictures. By viewing these pictures we can retrospectively share something of the world the artist saw, and the way he or she ...
  • Natural Perspective: Mapping Visual Space with Art and Science 

    Burleigh, Alistair; Pepperell, Robert; Ruta, Nicole (MDPI, 2018-05-07)
    Following its discovery in fifteenth-century Italy, linear perspective has often been hailed as the most accurate method of projecting three-dimensional visual space onto a two-dimensional picture plane. However, when we ...
  • The poetics of the fragment 

    Cazeaux, Clive (Wales in Venice, 2019-05-24)
    Installation art has two defining features. The first is that it requires the experience of the viewer or visitor for its completion. This is on the understanding that what is offered in an installation is distributed in ...
  • From insignificance to significance 

    Cazeaux, Clive (Bloomsbury, 2020-02-01)
    Through a series of artworks, the name ‘Martin Creed’ leads us to a position where the concept of what counts as an object of attention cannot be taken for granted. We find ourselves in a context where any minute, ordinarily ...
  • Art, philosophy and the connectivity of concepts 

    Cazeaux, Clive (Taylor and Francis, 2019-05-01)
    In the history of philosophy, concepts are traditionally pictured as discrete containers that bring together objects or qualities based on the possession of shared, uniform properties. This paper focuses on a contrasting ...
  • Industrialised: Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery 

    Stitt, Andre; Konstantakou, Chrisoula (2019)
    International artists uncover the humanity, brutality and ingenuity of factory production in a rare gathering of work exploring mankind and manu-facturing in INDUSTRIALISED. Featuring work unexhibited in the UK to date and ...
  • A comparison between preference judgments of curvature and sharpness in architectural façades 

    Ruta, Nicole; Mastandrea, Stefano; Penacchio, Olivier; Lamaddalena, Stefania; Bove, Giuseppe (Taylor and Francis, 2018-12-28)
    Can curvature drive preference, perceived familiarity, complexity, stability and approachability for architectural façades? In this study, we generated four versions of the same reference building, varying only the amount ...
  • View From Outside the Viewing Sphere 

    Koenderink, Jan; van Doorn, Andrea; Pepperell, Robert (SAGE, 2018-05-23)
    The ‘viewing sphere’, as defined by Euclid and explored by Gibson as the ‘optic array’, is generally thought of as wrapped around the eye. Can an observer step out of it? With currently popular photographic techniques, the ...
  • Speaker Park 

    Pigott, Jon (2019-03-09)
    Speaker Park was an internationally curated collaborative event combining the production of a unique, sculptural, multi-loudspeaker installation with two original and bespoke musical compositions. Jon Pigott’s ...
  • The Ceramophone 

    Pigott, Jon; Murphy, Ingrid (2018)
    The Ceramophone (2018) by Jon Pigott and Ingrid Murphy is an interactive, kinetic piece of sound art comprising re-appropriated and bespoke electronics and ceramics. The piece forms part of Murphy and Pigott’s ongoing ...
  • Consciousness as a Physical Process Caused by the Organization of Energy in the Brain 

    Pepperell, Robert (Frontiers Media, 2018-11-01)
    To explain consciousness as a physical process we must acknowledge the role of energy in the brain. Energetic activity is fundamental to all physical processes and causally drives biological behavior. Recent neuroscientific ...
  • Brutal Print 

    Stitt, Andre; Hardacre, Sarah (2019)
    Brutal Print explores the legacy of Britain’s brutalist architecture and New Town environments through the medium of print and collage. Screen-print, collage and the graphic image are explored as a communication tool that ...
  • ‘A Synthetic Model for a Post-Capitalist Economy in a Parallel Universe’ National Eisteddfod of Wales, The Senedd Welsh Assembly Cardiff 2018 

    Stitt, Andre (2018-08)
    A painting/installation that considers art as a synthetic communicator and transmitter of experience reflecting the uncertainty of human-historical time and place. The work draws upon the materiality of the built environment ...
  • ASTRO CIVICS 

    Stitt, Andre (2017)
    Astro-civics is an exhibition of 6 large-scale paintings by André Stitt. This latest body of work sees a clear continuation of his exploration into brutalist architecture and the new towns of Post-World War society. A ...
  • space, hope + altered estates 

    Stitt, Andre (2018)
    “In these new paintings, I continue to explore themes of communities and their dissolution - I use allusions to architecture and places of habitation, such as Britain’s new towns, housing estates and military installations, ...
  • New Town Reclamation: Skelmersdale 

    Stitt, Andre (2018-08-18)
    “…asks many questions of expression and validation. Nostalgia. Vandalism. New expression. Territory and memory.” - Simon Herbert Location: Concrete wall relief between Exchange roundabout and Whitehey Island roundabout on ...
  • Civics 

    Stitt, Andre (Edge Hill University, 2019)
    Civics considers Andre Stitt’s painting practice through the placement and exhibition of work at Edge Hill University and associated interventions at nearby Skelmersdale new town in Lancashire England. The publication shows ...
  • Guido and Am I Robot? A Case Study of Two Robotic Artworks Operating in Public Spaces 

    Granjon, Paul; Dutech, Alain; Henaff, Patrick (Universidade do Porto Praça Gomes Teixeira, 2018-06-14)
    This article is a case study of two artworks that were commissioned for and exhibited in art venues in 2016 and 2017. The first artwork, Guido the Robot Guide, guided the visitors to an art-science exhibition, presenting ...
  • La più geniale tra le maschere (The Most Brilliant Amongst the Masks), in Visions Part of Cinque Mostre 

    Edwards, Sean (2017)
    New work produced for Group Exhibition. Cinque Mostre 2017 is an annual exhibition of work by current Rome Prize Fellows. Composed of collaborative projects guest-curated by Ilaria Gianni under the collective title ...
  • Resource 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    RESOURCE is a group exhibition inspired by the 1927 founding manifesto of the Bluecoat which states that the organisation was set up to promote not only the arts, but also the ‘diffusion of useful knowledge’. The ...

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