Wolverhampton School of Art

Dr Peter Day

Photography

Day Peter
Email address: P.Day@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323393 Location: MK Building Faculty: Arts School/Institute: Wolverhampton School of Art Areas of expertise: Photography

About

Peter's artwork analyses the familiar, banal and anonymity in the everyday environment, through walking and serial revisiting. Each impulsive recording is a reflective examination of the ‘knowing’ of a present experience set against its later remembering, and memory (personal, fantastical, misremembered, nostalgia) that defines the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker. Recent publications include: Pictures of My Father, Arts Council Funded (Surface Gallery, Nottingham March 2015, Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton July 2015); Perambulist Somnambulist – (Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton 2013); Featured Poet, Blank Media Collective issue 39 Oct 2011; BBC Radio Shropshire Poetry Reading Oct 31 2011); Garden Manifesto: (Featured Artist, Blank Media Collective issue 21 April 2010); In Momentum-Walk to Work: (Galleri Paradis, Bornholm, Denmark; July-August 2005 Bank St Gallery, Kirrimuir, Scotland) and Invisible Boundaries: (May-June 2005 Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton. Devon May-June 2002 the Michael Tippet Centre, Bath Spa University).

Pedagogic research: Senior Fellow HEA 2014 my interests include Verbal Feedback and the Art Critique (UOW 09 ILRN funded) and Assessment, 5th International Assessment Conference Birmingham (2015), using the Student Voice in developing research strategies. Previous Research included the development of high quality online content for peer-to-peer feedback and critique (ADM-HEA Teaching Fellowship 2009-10) using blogs.

I have worked on several projects with Wolverhampton NHS and specifically the Penn Hospital using images to create therapeutic artworks with patients with degenerative illnesses.

My PhD analysed, by practice, the notion of being, present and absent, in volumes of images and the archive in Fine Art, Documentary and Visual Anthropological practices. I am interested in hoe the visual informs written theory and creates new and exciting opportunities to analyse the everyday, illness and trauma through photographic practices and elicitation methods.

Research interests

Pedagogic research interests include Verbal Feedback and the Art Critique (UOW 09 ILRN funded) and the development of high quality online content for peer-to-peer feedback and critique (ADM-HEA Teaching Fellowship 2009-10).

My research interests are thematic and include art and pedagogy, art and community and art and health the use of the image as a transformative interrogation of the personal environment and space. My paper How to Make a Firing Squad Less Scary (2013) the emotional impacts of the Art Crit is available at the Journal of Learning Development (www.aldinhe.ac.uk) and I presented my Arts and Health work at CRASSH Cambridge University 17 May 2013. This arts and health research with Wolverhampton Primary Healthcare Trust reviews the use of imagery and memories in patients with degenerative illness.

I have worked on several projects with Wolverhampton NHS and specifically the Penn Hospital using images to create therapeutic artworks with patients with degenerative illnesses.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Senior Fellow HEA (2014),
  • Teaching Fellow HEA (2009).

Qualifications

  • Derby University. PhD, Photography and Fine Art. 2002 – 2007,
  • Derby University. MA, Photography. 1990 – 1992,
  • Crewe and Alsager College. BA, Photography and Writing. 1984 – 1987.

Publications

Photography

Pictures of My Father 

  • Arts Council England, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
  • March 2015

Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton 

  • July 2015

Perambulist Somnambulist (2013)

Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton (2013)

Invisible Boundaries 

  • 2005 Thelma Holbert Gallery, Honiton
  • 2002 Bath Spa University Gallery

Arts and Health

The Use of the Arts in the NHS 

  • UOW School of Health and Well Being Conference 14 June 2012

Cambridge University

  • May 17 2013
  • The Arts &Science Researcher Forum
  • CRASSH (CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES)

Pedagogy

  • How to make a Firing Squad Less Scary: The Art Critique 

The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education 

  • April 2013:5 
  • ISSN: 1759-667X

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing academic practice (4th Edition) 

  • Heather Fry (Ed)
  • Rutledge 2014

Portraying Assessment: The Fear of Never Being Good Enough

4th Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham

  • 26 & 27 June 2015

5th Annual PedRIO Conference, University of Plymouth, Friday 08th April 2016: Portraying Assessment: The Fear of Never Being Good Enough

What works? The Art of Assignment Brief Writing 

  • HEA April 2016 What Works?
  • Case Study (2013-15)

Experience in industry

Career History:

Course Leader/ Programme Manager 2011 - Present

Senior Lecturer 2008-Present

University of Wolverhampton

Course Leader and Programme Manager: Undergraduate PhotographyCourse Leader: BA Art and Design Four Year Degree (Foundation 2011-2013),

Senior Lecturer art and design, photography Provision of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art and design, including art and design and photographic theory; digital and traditional image production; research skills art and design. Specific responsibilities and administrative activities include:

School Representative on EESG – External Examiners Sub Committee, sit on the following SQEG – School Quality and Education Committee and CLOG – Course Leaders Operations Group plus the usual curriculum boards for assessment academic and management committees including Academic Boards Contextual Studies and Art and Design.

Supervisory and administrative duties appropriate with course leader and senior lecturer status.

Quality Assurance – developed IV programme and provided additionality for Modules where achievement is/was low.

Long Gallery exhibition space, got frames and tracking for exhibition space.

MA teaching and personal qualification for PHD supervision UOW Feb 2009.

 

Devised a Blog for peer feedback and peer support, as well as providing leadership on support studies (sketchbook) and the analysis and review of the impact of sketchbooks on acheivement.

Lecturer 1993-2008

Exeter College

Lecturer in art and design, photographyCourses written and established – FDA Photography (University of Plymouth), Lens Media Foundation Studies and GCE Film and Video Course led above.Nominated for StAR teaching awards 2006 the Student Awards Category.

Part Time Lecturer 1990-1993

Huddersfield Polytechnic and Huddersfield Technical College, Oldham College (Part time),

B.A Communication Arts, FAD - Foundation Studies (Fine Art and Photography).