Researching art extraordinary: a fieldwork photo-collage essay

McGeachan, C. (2016) Researching art extraordinary: a fieldwork photo-collage essay. Project Report. N/A. (Unpublished)

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This photo-collage essay seeks to highlight visually some of the stories of my fieldwork during the project. Although a significant proportion of the research was undertaken in Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and is not covered here, time was spent seeking out connections about place and being ‘in place’ to try and uncover new histories and generate stories that resonate from the collection. The pictures represented here are my own collages inspired by the work of artist extraordinary Marylene Walker. Marylene’s layering of sights, sounds, lives and experiences deeply resonated with me and I used her techniques to help tell the tales of my fieldwork. Extracts from my fieldwork diary accompany the pictures to give some context. These are not detailed interpretations or explanations of the scenes but are, in many ways, simply reflections of being ‘in place’ during the fieldwork.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Keywords:Outsider art, fieldwork, art extraordinary.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGeachan, Dr Cheryl
Authors: McGeachan, C.
Subjects:A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Geography
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Author

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
630871A Tapestry of Tales: Investigating the Historical Geographies of Art Therapy and the 'Art Extraordinary' in Scotland (1950 - 1980)Cheryl McGeachanBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG132591SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES