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Adrian Bland

Adrian Bland

Co-ordinator CTX, Creativity & Culture

  • Academic
  • Creative Education
Adrian Bland

Adrian Bland

Bio

Current research interests lie within the framework of Modern block printed textiles, and their relationship with the primitivist tendencies evident within both studio craft more broadly, and the modernist art discourse typified by Roger Fry's emphasis on decoration and rhythm.

More broadly, research is concerned with all aspects of material culture, with particular focus on theories of craft and an interest in the museological and display practices that have mediated its consumption.

 

Research statement

Current research interests lie within the framework of Modern block printed textiles, and their relationship with the primitivist tendencies evident within both studio craft more broadly, and the modernist art discourse typified by Roger Fry's emphasis on decoration and rhythm.

More broadly, research is concerned with all aspects of material culture, with particular focus on theories of craft and an interest in the museological and display practices that have mediated its consumption.

Research Interests:

  • Histories and Theories of Craft
  • Material Culture and Craft and Design Consumption
  • Modern Block Printed Textiles

Research is regularly fed into undergraduate, MA and MRes teaching through incorporation of aspects into a variety of lectures, seminars and tutorials across all levels of study; as examples, work on the 'Sympathetic Primitivism' display (Crafts Study Centre) was incorporated into lectures on Studio Craft, and research into craft display (Crafts Study Centre) was incorporated into lectures relating to museology, curation, and the very concept of context; both have informed individual student research at 'dissertation' level.