Dr Dean Kelland

Course Leader Fine Art and Course Leader MA by Research (Art and Design)

Dean Kelland
Email address: dean.kelland@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321945 Location: MK201 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: Wolverhampton School of Art Areas of expertise: Photography

About

Dean's practice follows an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates performance film, live performance techniques and photography as well as other media and methods. His doctoral thesis (Flawed Masculinities: "Rupturing" 1950s/60s/70s British Sitcom via a Performance-led Interdisciplinary Arts Practice) was supervised by Professor Roger Sabin and Reader Susan Trangmar at Central St Martins, and was successfully examined by Dr Simon Grennan (University of Chester) and Professor Caroline Evans (Central St Martins). He has a First Class BA (Hons) in Photography from University of Wolverhampton, an MA in Fine Art from Staffordshire University. During his career Dr. Kelland has held and curated numerous exhibitions in private galleries and public spaces in the UK including a 3-month residency at New Art Gallery Walsall and most recently a commission for the international artist film festival "About Town" by the Ikon Gallery.

He is now engaged in new work for forthcoming residencies that continues his interest in comedy and masculinity.

Publications

"Living Room Series: Episode Two - The Desperate Hours"

  • Foreword by Ian Moore
  • Introduction by James Rose
  • CADRE Publications 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0956020451

"The Street" by Dean Kelland & Andrew Jackson

  • CADRE Publications 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0956020468

“Living Room Series”

  • Re-Framing Photography, Theory & Practice
  • Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • November 2011
  • www.reframingphotography.com

"Living Room Series: Episode One - The Man Who Never Was"

  • Comedy Studies Journal
  • Volume 2 Issue 2
  • Intellect Ltd 2011
  • ISSN: 2040610X

"Impulsive Random Platform Magazine - Issue 8, August 2008"

  • IRP Magazine 2008

 “Landmarks” – Limited Edition of 200 copies

  • Small Print Publications, Derby 2003

Experience in industry

Curation:

2008 "Kyoori-Ossati"

  • Madame Lillie's Gallery, London

2007 “No Such Thing” (Group Exhibition)

  • The Lakeside Gallery, The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Residencies:

January – April 2013

  • “Living Room Series”
  • Artist Residency
  • Artists’ Studio Programme
  • New Art Gallery, Walsall

Artist Workshops:

2015 "Developing Performative Practices"

  • Performance Art and Photography - Artist Teacher Scheme
  • New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands

2013 "Developing Performative Practices"

  • Performance Art and Photography - Artist Teacher Scheme
  • New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands

2009 "The Man Who Never Was"

  • Performance Art and Photography
  • Wedge Gallery, Lichfield, Staffordshire

2007 "Dr Johnson Tercentenary Project"

  • Basic Bookbinding Techniques
  • The Lichfield School of Art

2007 "Dr Johnson Tercentenary Project"

  • Developing Public Artwork
  • Lichfield School of Art

2007 "Dr Johnson Tercentenary Project"

  • Utilising Text as Image
  • Lichfield School of Art

2007 "Dr Johnson Tercentenary Project"

  • Basic Bookbinding Techniques
  • The Nuffield Unit, Lichfield

Collections:

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Permanent Collection

  • "No Hiding Place" (Performance Film)
  • 2014

New Art Gallery Walsall Permanent Collection

  • "The Wobbly Tooth" (Performance Film)
  • 2013

New Art Gallery Walsall Permanent Collection

  • "The Best A Man Can Get No.1 & No.2" (Prints)
  • 2013

Birmingham Central Library Photographic Archive - 

  • "Photographic Works 1994-1997" 
  • 2008

Private Collection -

  • "Great British Comedy Moments Vol.I (Episode 2) - Reggie Perrin & Tony Hancock"
  • 2007

Private Collection -

  • "Landmarks 1 / Landmarks 3"
  • 2004

Exhibitions:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

December 2013 – February 2014

  • “Living Room Series: Episode Two – The Englishman’s Panacea”
  • IKON Gallery, Birmingham

December 2013 – February 2014

  • “Living Room Series: Episode Three – No Hiding Place”
  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

November 2011-February 2012

  • "Living Room Series: Episode Two - The Desperate Hours"
  • Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

March 2009

  • "The Man Who Never Was"
  • Wedge Gallery, Lichfield

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

April-June 2011

  • "The Street" (with Andrew Jackson)
  • Light House Gallery, Wolverhampton

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

November 2014

  • “About Town”
  • Ikon Gallery/Birmingham Hippodrome Plus, Birmingham (Commission)

September 2013 – September 2014

  • “Back To Front: 40 Permanent Collection Gems”
  • New Art Gallery, Walsall

June – September 2013

  • “The Ends of Art”
  • Beton 7 Gallery, Athens

June 2012

  • “There Is No Plan”
  • Granary Building King’s Cross, London

April 2011

  • "Perception-Deception"
  • Blank Space Gallery, Manchester

September 2010

  • "Perception-Deception"
  • Wedge Gallery, Lichfield

May 2008

  • "She's Lost Control"
  • Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester

February 2008 -

  • "Kyoori-Ossati"
  • Madame Lillie's Gallery, London

October 2007 -

  • "Re-Writing The Dictionary In A Day"
  • The Guildroom, The Guildhall, Lichfield

September 2007 -

  • "Artsfest 2007"
  • Birmingham Council House, Birmingham

April 2007 -

  • "No Such Thing"
  • The Lakeside Gallery, The Custard Factory, Birmingham

December 2006 - 

  • “Peace Camp”
  • The Brick Lane Gallery, London

June 2006- 

  • “Wow & Flutter”
  • The Empire Gallery, London, Curator - Richard Hughes

September 2004 - 

  • “Landmarks”
  • Dray Walk Gallery, London

November 2003 – January 2004 

  • “Winter Ritual”
  • Houseroom Gallery, Bath

March 2003 – July 2003 

  • “Landmarks” and “City Spaces”
  • Impressions Gallery, York

July 2002 – April 2003 

  • “Family” – Touring Exhibition
  • The City Gallery, Leicester

Conference Papers

March 2012

  • With Humorous Intent Symposium
  • Mostyn Oriel Gallery, Llandudno
  • "Living Room Series (Episode 2): The Desperate Hours” 
  • Presentation of Paper on Practice based Research.

June 2011

  • The 5th Annual International Comedy Conference
  • University of Salford
  • "Comedy & Conflict (Episode One: The Man Who Never Was)” 
  • Presentation of Paper on Practice based Research.

March 2011

  • Moving Image Research Forum
  • Chelsea College of Art, London
  • “Living Room: An enquiry into masculine identity through a multimedia arts practice drawing on representations within British situation comedy.(Episode One: The Man Who Never Was)”
  • Presentation of Practice based Research.

February 2011

  • University of Arts London Research Symposium
  • “Living Room: An enquiry into masculine identity through a multimedia arts practice drawing on representations within British situation comedy.(Episode One: The Man Who Never Was)” 
  • Presentation of Practice based Research.

June 2009

  • University of Arts London Research Symposium
  • “Living Room: An enquiry into masculine identity through a multimedia arts practice drawing on representations within British situation comedy.” 
  • Presentation of Practice based Research.

Further information

Recent conference presentations:

  • 2011 “Living Room: An enquiry into masculine identity through a multimedia arts practice drawing on representations within British situation comedy.” Presentation of Practice based Research, University of Arts London Research Symposium, London College of Fashion.
  • 2009 “Living Room: An enquiry into masculine identity through a multimedia arts practice drawing on representations within British situation comedy”, University of Arts London Research Symposium.