Lindsay Blair


  • Academic Lead Developer: Creative Practice (0.4) Cultural and Creative Industries, Moray College UHI
  • United Kingdom

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Research expertise

  • Visual culture of Scotland/ Highlands in a post-colonial situation and the potential of a transnational identity. Reinvigorating the language of the discourse - locating Scottish/ Highland art within its evolving futures in order to re-articulate how new technologies, new radical political geographies, new aesthetic forms can re-charge existing narratives.
  • American Surrealism, especially the work of Joseph Cornell.
  • American Abstract Expressionism with particular emphasis on the work of Jon Schueler in relation to the semiotic analysis of Roland Barthes and the radical theory of Gilles Deleuze.
  • Cross-disciplinary Representations: Place as Text in Visual Culture and Literature. Dialogical readings, Codes and Constructed Realities.
  • Contemporary Art in Public Places – Art and Health, the therapeutic environment; contemporary collections; socially engaged practice; curating exhibitions in the gallery space. Codes of conduct and approaches that will promote the ideals of sustainable development.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

6 Sep 198227 Jun 1990

Award Date: 27 Jun 1990

Master of Arts

8 Sep 198023 Jun 1982

Award Date: 23 Jun 1982

Bachelor of Arts, University of Stirling

8 Sep 197527 Jun 1979

Award Date: 27 Jun 1979

External positions

Reviewer for Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen

9 Nov 2016 → …

Academic adviser for documentary film on Joseph Cornell

26 Sep 2014 → …

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Research Output

  • 3 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Article

Paradigms of transmission: Aesthetic affinities and intertextualities in the art of Will MacLean

Blair, L., Jan 2018, Anthropology and Beauty: from Aesthetics to Creativity. Bunn, S. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 306-323 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Reconfiguring the Historical Ontologies of Northern Communities in the Art of Will Maclean

    Blair, L., 30 Dec 2018, Relate North: Art & design for education and sustainability. Jokela, T. & Coutts, G. (eds.). Rovaniemi, Vol. 5. p. 10-32 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access
  • 85 Downloads (Pure)

    Dalriada, the Lordship of the Isles, and the Northern Rim: Decentralizing the Visual Culture of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

    Blair, L., Jul 2017, Narratives Unfolding : National Art Histories in an Unfinished World. Langford, M. (ed.). Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press, p. 167-188 21 p. (McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History Series; no. 22).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Open Access
  • 172 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    School of art academic rewarded by UHI

    Lindsay Blair


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    How US artist Jon Schueler fell in love with Mallaig

    Lindsay Blair


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research