The School of Art and Design History
The School of Art and Design History at Kingston provides cutting edge teaching, learning and research across a broad range of visual and material culture. Our interests span the modern and contemporary period in art, design, architecture, film, and museums and galleries. The school is distinctive in its dual emphasis on histories of art and design in the ‘art school’ context, an ethos which informs our engagement with the disciplines. As part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, our students find themselves studying in a creatively dynamic environment, alongside the artists and designers of the future.
Professor of Art & Design History Stephen Barber launches his newest book, on the French writer Pierre Guyotat, at the ICA this May. The first book on Guyotat’s work written in English, Revolutions and Aberrations is based on twenty years of dialogues with Guyotat. Lauded by the likes of Foucault, Genet and Derrida during the […]
An forger who gained notority – and an exhibition at a Brighton gallery – for copying and selling world famous paintings from Van Gogh, Picasso and Modiglianim has been criticised by a Kingston University lecturer and expert art appraiser on Sky News. David Henty, previously convicted for forging passports and number plates, sold hundreds of […]
Design history lecturer Dr. Sorcha O’Brien, from the School of Art and Design History and the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC), has been awarded an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Early Career Fellowship for her research project ‘The Electrification of the Rural Irish Home: Housewives, Electrical Products and Domesticity in the 1950s and […]
As a culmination of her Stanley Picker Fellowship research, Oreet Ashery presents Revisiting Genesis, a new major commission taking the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. Written and directed by the artist, Revisiting Genesis explores the philosophical, sociopolitical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal, digital afterlives, outsider communities, social […]
The Hunters of the Invisible by Charlotte Bergson exhibition currently is on at the Stanley Picker Gallery and the exhibition talk takes place on Wednesday 24 February at 1.00pm, which is open to all. Learn more about the Hunting Society, founded in 1634 with the alchemical ‘union’ of Sir Nicolas and the legendary Lady Marianne […]