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

  • 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 ...
  • 'Untitled 2007/2013' and 'Untitled' in Ground (Group exhibition) 

    Edwards, Sean (2016)
    My works 'untitled 2007/2013' (2013) and 'Untitled' (2007) presented as part of a group show. Within a group exhibition, artists Sean Edwards, Lynn Fulton, Adrian Schindler & Eulàlia Rovira and Lucy Vann present work that ...
  • Practice Table 

    Edwards, Sean (2016)
    New work, 'Practice Table' (2016), included in the group exhibition Good Things Come... showcasing work by a variety of artists exploring objects and time through sculpture. Blink and you’ll miss it. The words conjure up ...
  • Still 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
  • Sapling 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    A permanent sculpture commissioned by Penarth Learning Community for St Cyres High School, Penarth. Initially beginning as a small scale engagement project with the students the opportunity arose to create a permanent ...
  • Putting Right 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    From the press release: Abstract: Sean Edwards. He’s asked not to have anything to do with this press release. Which allows free reign to mention something he likely wouldn’t: master plans. Edwards has made ...
  • Just a Little Glass of Water 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    Solo Exhibition of a new body of work. The title 'Just a little glass of water' refers to an unreleased recording of a Bob Dylan song from 1966. The story goes that 12 hours were spent recording 19 different takes of the ...
  • Ghostsign 

    Edwards, Sean (2014)
    Ghostsign is a large scale ‘painted’ image celebrating and falsifying the farming heritage of this part of Clay Farm. It’s design references the historical painted advertising hoardings of the late 19th/ early 20th Century ...
  • Drawn in Cursive (part three) [Show/Exhibition] 

    Edwards, Sean (2015)
    New body of work at a major solo institution examining the sculptural potential of the everyday. While it responds to an engagement with the world at large, many of the pieces make use of remnants of previous activities ...
  • Portrait (for a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon 

    Edwards, Sean; Clark, Tamsin (2017)
    The Queen’s Gambit was written when Walter Tevis’ previous novels were known more for their film adaptations - The Colour of Money, The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth. The novel follows the life of Beth Harmon, an ...
  • Echo (Group Exhibition Series). [Show/Exhibition] 

    Edwards, Sean (South Wales Echo, 2014)
    Echo was a series of six solo exhibitions I curated across the pages of the South Wales Echo Newspaper for Cardiff Contemporary Biennial. Each Friday, over the six weeks of the festival, a single insertion will appear by ...

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