The Liminal Zone

Impact: Cultural Impacts

Describe the impacts resulting from your research

Exhibition of artworks created in the project

Who or what is affected by your research?

Artists and audiences

How did your research contribute or influence these changes?

The Liminal Zone established a community of practice of ten artist-teachers in a range of media, who collectively created an exhibition exploring the seashore as a metaphor for the edge between teaching and creative practice. The exhibition was displayed at Moray School of Art in January, Taigh Chearsabhagh in Lochmaddy in February, The Rockfield Centre in Oban March to April and at Stirling University from May to August. It will 'come home' to UHI Inverness in September 2022, where the project began. Through these many months of display, it has enabled hundreds of people to enjoy our celebration of the seashore as a creative way to think about having hybrid identities as teachers and artists, and encouraged audiences to think about the edge zones in their own lives as productive and energising. The exhibition also includes a model policy for universities and colleges, which expresses guidance from our research about how best to support creative arts staff, recognising the wellbeing benefits of a good balance for staff and the benefits and inspiration for our students.
Impact statusIn progress
Impact date21 Jan 202231 Aug 2022
Category of impactCultural Impacts