Lindsay Blair

Associate Professor

  • Reader in Visual Culture and Theory, UHI Moray
  • United Kingdom


Research activity per year

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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Art History and Theory, University of Essex

6 Sept 198227 Jun 1990

Award Date: 27 Jun 1990

Master of Arts, Art History and Aesthetics, University of Essex

8 Sept 198023 Jun 1982

Award Date: 23 Jun 1982

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Stirling

8 Sept 197527 Jun 1979

Award Date: 27 Jun 1979

External positions

Organising committee of the 1st international conference on MacDiarmid

21 Jul 202325 Jul 2023

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

9 Nov 2016 → …

Academic adviser for documentary film on Joseph Cornell, The New School,

26 Sept 2014 → …


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