The School of Art Friday Lectures is a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers. The School of Art’s practice-led research embodies and critically reflects upon new registers of contemporary art, whilst rearticulating processes and practices associated with established artistic media.

The artists invited this semester are concerned with finding and exploring, through artistic practice, issues related to spirituality, technology, the figure of the individual, and dominant modes of being. The use of diverse mediums alongside institutional critique leave seemingly stable positions under scrutiny. These concerns intersect with the research interests of many staff and students at the School of Art.

Lectures take place at 11.30am in the West Court in the ECA Main Building. All are welcome.

2018/19  

Semester 1

Fri 28 Sept 2018 | The age of the Noosphere, Angelo PlessasMain Building, West Court | 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Fri 12 Oct 2018 | The Figures are Falling, the Ground, Kristin KriederMain Building, West Court | 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Fri 26 Oct 2018 | The White Pube, Dr Deborah JacksonMain Building, West Court | 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Fri 16 Nov 2018 | Sympathetic Magick, Ruth EwanMain Building, West Court | 11:30am - 1:00pm 

 

Semester 2

(speakers to be confirmed)

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Fri 8 March 2019

 

Previous series

2017-18 

Fri 6 Oct | Virginia Verran

Fri 13 Oct | France-Lise McGurn

Fri 20 Oct | Stuart Middleton 

Fri 27 Oct | Ross Sinclair 

Fri 3 Nov | Prof John Russell

Fri 10 Nov | Alex Dordoy 

Fri 17 Nov | JJ Charlsworth 

Fri 24 Nov | Tessa Lynch 

Fri 1 Dec | Prof Amelia Jones 

Fri 19 Jan | Sarah Rose 

Fri 26 Jan | Owen Parry 

Fri 2 Feb | Mark Titchner 

Fri 9 Feb | Annette Krauss 

Fri 23 Feb | David Claerbout 

Fri 9 Mar | Dr Peter Hill 

 

2016-17

The 2016-2017 Lectures were focused around the School’s research clusters: FuturityMaterialNarrativeSexes and Temporality.

Futurity

4 Nov 2016 | Corin Sworn | Find out more >

11 Nov 2016 | Martin Herbert | Find out more > 

18 Nov 2016 | Hannah Sawtell | Find out more >

25 Nov 2016 | Bisan Abu Eisheh | Find out more >

Sexes (all day event)

20 Jan 2017 | Lisa Robertson & Sophie Collins | Find out more >

Temporality

27 Jan 2017 | Lucy Soutter | Find out more >

3 Feb 2017 | Dee Heddon | Find out more >

10 Feb 2017 | Melanie Gilligan | Find out more >

17 Feb 2017 | Filipa Ramos | Find out more >

Material

3 Mar 2017 | Kenny Hunter | Find out more >

10 Mar 2017 | Cosey Fanni Tutti and David Keenan | Find out more >

17 Mar 2017 | David Sherry | Find out more >

Narrative (all day event)

24 Mar 2017 | Claire Walsh & Suzanne van der Lingen | Find out more >

 

2015 - 2016

Carey Young | Friday 9th October 2015

Martin Creed | Friday 23rd October 2015

Petra Bauer | Friday 30th October 2015

Charlotte Prodger | Friday 13th November 2015

Luc Tuymans | Friday 20th November 2015

Doug Fishbone | Friday 27th November 2015

Lindsay Seers | Friday 4th December 2015

John Calcutt | Friday 22nd January 2016  

Florian Hecker | Friday 29th January 2016

Tom Gidley | Friday 5th February 2016

Kevin Atherton | Friday 12th February 2016  

Bedwyr Williams | Friday 26th February 2016  

Margaret Salmon | Friday 4th March 2016

Eileen Simpson and Ben White | Friday 18th March 2016

Cally Spooner | Friday 25th March 2016

 

2014 - 2015

Oliver Chanarin | Friday 26th September 2014

Forthcoming Materials of Practice: A Symposium in Two Halves | Friday 3rd October 2014

Bob & Roberta Smith | Friday 10th October 2014

Dean Hughes | Friday 17th October 2014

Carol Mavor & Megan Powell | Friday 24th October 2014

Paul Seawright | Friday 7th November 2014

Michelle Sank | Friday 14th November 2014

Lucy Soutter | Friday 21st November 2014

Lucy Skaer | Friday 28th November 2014

Mark McGowan | Friday 16th January 2015

Mika Hannula | Friday 23rd January 2015

Susan Hiller | Tuesday 27th January 2015

Patrick Keiller | Friday 30th January 2015

Agata Pyzik | Friday 6th February 2015

Michael Fullerton | Friday 13th February 2015

Ciara Phillips | Friday 27th February 2015

Hayley Newman | Friday 6th March 2015

Egill Saebjornsson | Friday 13th March 2015

Andrew Hunt | Friday 20th March 2015

Book Works | Friday 27th March 2015

AND Publishing | Friday 3rd April 2015

 

2013 - 2014

Modern Edinburgh Film School | 17th January 2014

Daniel Sturgis | 24th January 2014

Paul Seawright | 31st January 2014

John Stezaker | 14th February 2014

John Smith | 28th February 2014

Plastique Fantastique | 7th March 2014

Lucy Skaer | 14th March 2014

Duncan Campbell | 21st March 2014

Lucy Reynolds | 28th March 2014