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Senior Lecturer, Art


ECA Director of Student Experience


L.07a, Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF


Stuart Bennett is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Experience at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in the University of Edinburgh currently leading on the University’s new Student Support Programme at ECA with implementation in academic year 2023-24.

Previously he held various roles as Head of the School of Art, ECA Deputy Principal, and Acting Principal between 2009-2019. He was a trustee of the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) from 2018-2021, and he is also on the board of trustees for Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. 

Stuart was co-lead on QAA funded Creative Arts Collaborative Cluster under QAA Enhancement Theme Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience - a collaborative group representing a range of creative arts HEIs in the Scottish Higher Education sector aimed at building and maintaining an academic, practice-based learning and teaching enhancement network. 

Stuart has developed exhibitions and location specific projects and has written and spoken about his work nationally and internationally. His work as an artist and educator is concerned with the activity, conditions, and tools of making, and how the experience of creating things can be demystified.

PhD Supervision Topics

  • Art and education
  • Ontology of Art
  • Heuristic Enquiry
  • Hidden Curriculum
  • Drawing
  • Tools
  • Materials and making

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