We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of critical practices, particularly where practice is directly linked to an ongoing research enquiry. Current research in Sculpture includes relocating the sculptural object in narrative fiction, the place of art in the city, the politics of scripted and scripting space, re-defining and incorporating relational models with sculptural practice and interrogating the materiality of the moving image. We also encourage innovative or speculative models for research in the discipline itself and for the role of writing in relation to art-making. We expect candidates to draw upon a wide repertoire of writing to support and develop their artwork, including artists' writings, philosophy, cultural theory, fiction and dramatic scripts. We seek to support research projects that are genuinely directed by the concerns of making art, that employ art as its own theorisation, and for which writing is an element of enquiry, rather than legitimisation.
Staff and students in Sculpture currently work in sculpture, installation, event/performance, writing and moving image.