As a socio-cultural academic my research explores connections between art education and popular music development, developing a manifesto for creative higher education.
Current research is based on my PhD thesis and due for publication with Intellect in early 2022. Blank Canvas: Art school education in the 1960s/70s and its impact on punk, post punk and new wave music.
Post-doctoral research expanding on my first book .
Blank Canvas 2: Art school education in the 1980s/90s and its impact on hip hop, dance and indie music. I am exploring creativity and how the current cultural pause could reflect on art education and previous popular music genres.
Featuring interviews with
Roy Ascott, Brian Eno, Gavin Bryars, Dexter Dalwood, Stephen Mallinder, Lester Square, Gina Birch, Clive Langer, Bill Drummond, Cally Callomon, Barry Adamson, Helen Reddington, Keith Levene, Alice Fox and Pauline Black