Through their artistic practices, Narrative / Trace / Physicality members identify with the following approaches to narrative:

Histories - Sequencing - Collecting - Generating

Paint - Print - Draw - Model - Carve - Construct

Accumulation - Repetition - Multiples

Play - Dissect - Experiment - Analyse

About the cluster

Narrative / Trace / Physicality is one of four research clusters within the School of Art at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).

It is co-convened by lecturers Jane Hyslop and Andrea Roe.

Bringing together established and early career researchers, including PhD students, the cluster is open to everyone at every career stage. 


The images on this page are of work by Narrative / Trace / Physicality team members.

Andrea Roe

Trap Neuter Return - or TNR - is a programme for controlling feral cat populations. In 2013, Andrea Roe was funded to travel to Skyros in Greece to work as an assistant to neuter cats with vet, Dr Andrew Gardiner. While there, she filmed the cats and the volunteers working for the Greek Cat Welfare programme.

Kenny Hunter

After your death you will be what you were before your birth. 2016. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Scotland. Polyester, resin, wood and paint. 

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Photo of an artwork by an E C A researcher
Image courtesy of Kenny Hunter
After your death you will be what you were before your birth (detail)

Through their artistic practices, the group members identify with many different approaches to narrative.

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