Research Team

Research Team

'Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience' is an interdisciplinary research project led by staff at Newcastle University in collaboration with the University of Leeds. Our research staff are based in the School of Arts and Culture (Fine Art and the Centre for Media, Culture and Heritage (MCH)), Newcastle University and the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage (CCSMGH), University of Leeds.

Andrew Burton
Professor of Fine Art
Fine Art, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
Andrew is a research-led visual artist and academic with an international reputation for his work in ceramics and for situating sculpture in relation to heritage, landscape, and architecture.
For further information: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/andrewburton.html#background
Email. andrew.burton@ncl.ac.uk

Judith King
Senior Research Associate
Fine Art, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
Judith is an independent curator and Director of Arts & Heritage. She has a twenty-year track record of development work in the contemporary arts and heritage sector.
For further information: http://www.artsandheritage.org.uk/
Email: judith.king@ncl.ac.uk

Andrew Newman
Professor of Cultural Gerontology
Media, Culture, Heritage (MCH). School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
Andrew’s main research interests are arts consumption, arts gerontology, museums/galleries and cultural policy. Much of his work explores audience responses to contemporary visual art, and in how social and cultural policy is constructed and practice regulated.
For further information: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/andrewnewman.html#background
Email: andrew.newman@ncl.ac.uk

Vee Pollock
Director of Newcastle University's Institute for Creative Arts Practice (NICAP) and Professor in Public Art
Fine Art, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
Vee’s research focuses on the relationship between art (mainly public art and participative practices), place-making and communities at moments of change, such as industrialisation or post-industrial regeneration. She has a keen interest in how issues of memory and narrative play into these practices and processes.
For further information: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/vendapollock.html#background
Email: venda.pollock@ncl.ac.uk

Nick Cass
Co-Director of the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage (CCSMGH) and Lecturer in Heritage and Contemporary Art
Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Nick’s expertise is in the conjunction of museums, heritage and contemporary art practice. He has additional professional experience in the heritage sector.
For further information: http://www.fine-art.leeds.ac.uk/people/nick-cass/
Email: n.cass@leeds.ac.uk

Rebecca Farley
Research Associate
Fine Art/MCH. School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
Rebecca has a professional background in public art commissioning including work with the heritage sector. Her research interests are in public art, audiencing and heritage.
For further information: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/rebeccafarley.html#background
Email: rebecca.farley@ncl.ac.uk

 

Niki Black
Research Associate
Fine Art/MCH. School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University
Niki’s research interests lie in heritage and social/cultural engagement, festivals and community sustainability. She has a professional background in the arts sector.
For further information: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/nikiblack.html#background
Email: niki.black@ncl.ac.uk