Lindsay Blair


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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.
  1. Published

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

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

  2. Published

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

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

  3. Published

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

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

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Frequent Publishers

  1. Routledge

    United Kingdom


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