The Act, The Idea and The Thing: Painting As Research

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The Act, The Idea and The Thing: Painting as Research

Dr. Majella Clancy, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University

The Act, the Idea and the Thing considers painting research through the lens of painting as action, agency, and object. It considers the work of Belfast based painter Dr. Susan Connolly and in particular her practice-led PhD ‘Processual Slippage: An Exploration of a Painting Project Making Itself’, Ulster University, (2019). This paper also reaches out to two additional exhibitions and events within the framework of painting research, namely ‘How the Image Echoes’, an exhibition and painting symposium, curated by Dougal McKenzie, and Dr. Louise Wallace, Belfast, (2019 and 2020) and ‘Penumbra’, a painting exhibition, curated by Dr. Riann Coulter and Dr. Louise Wallace at FE McWilliam Gallery, Co Down, (2020). Painting explored here demonstrates its possibilities and its reception within the field of painting research.

Key Words: Painting, Research, Act, Idea, Thing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Congress on Contemporary European Painting, University of Porto, Portugal
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 21 Jun 2022


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