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Graduating from the University of Leeds with a PhD in Sculpture and Philosophy, I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009. I am currently Programme Leader for the MA suite of courses in digital media, graphic design, fashion textile practices and international fashion management. I lead on several modules in research methodologies in art and design and creative innovation. I also provide contextual studies support to undergraduate students specialising in art and design subjects.
Bailey, R (2017) ‘Thinking Sculpturally’. In: Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects Exhibition Catalogue. : Yorkshire Sculpture Park. pp. 11-21.
Adams, J., Bailey, R. and Walton, N. (2017) ‘The UK National Arts Education Archive: Ideas and Imaginings’ The International Journal of Art & Design Education , 36 (2), pp. 176-187. ISSN 1476-8062
Bailey, R (2017) ‘Sculptural Plasticity and the Brainbody’. In: The Power of Plasticity, 7-9 April 2017, Loughborough University
Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2017) ‘The persistence of character: Sir Alec Clegg’. In: 20th GLAD Conference 'Exploring Territories: the Changing Landscape of Art & Design Higher Education', 6th April 2017, Manchester, UK
Bailey, R (2016) ‘Hegel's Silenus with the Infant Bacchus’. In: Past Time: Art, Anachronism and Anchronisticism, 18th November 2016, University of York - Department of History and Art
Bailey, R (2016) ‘Sculptural Plasticity and the Brain’. In: Approaching the 3s: The spatial, the social, and the sensorium, 2nd - 7th October 2016, University of the Applied Arts, Vienna
Bailey, R (2016) ‘Brain Imaging and Sculptural Plasticity’. In: 7th International Conference on New Materialism: Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerablity, 21st - 23rd September 2016, Warsaw
Bailey, R. and Barber, C. (2015) ‘The Sleeping Bag Landscape’ C+de , 7. ISSN 1837-445X
Bailey, R (2015) Thought Positions in Sculpture [Show/Exhibition]
Garside, J., Bailey, R., Tyas, M., Topping, A., Stone, G., Ormrod, G. and Gillibrand, W. (2015) ‘Developing a Culture of Publication: a joint enterprise writing retreat’ Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education , 7 (2), pp. 429-442. ISSN 2050-7003
Bailey, R (2015) ‘Editorial: Craft and the Handmade: Making the intangible visible’ Craft Research , 6 (2). ISSN 2040-4689
Bailey, R (2015) ‘Active Archives’ Henry Moore Institute: Essays on Sculpture , 73. ISSN 2047-2471
Bailey, R (2015) ‘Concrete Thinking for Sculpture’ Parallax , 21 (3), pp. 241-258. ISSN 1353-4645
Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2015) ‘Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership: How the leadership style of Sir Alec Clegg could impact educational renewal through retreat today.’. In: British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society BELMAS Annual Conference, 10th - 12th July 2015, Wokefield Park Conference Centre, Berkshire, UK
Bailey, R (2015) ‘Crafting Stories in the Domestic Archive’ Journal of Modern Craft , 8 (1), pp. 29-46. ISSN 1749-6772
Bailey, R (2015) ‘Rowan Bailey in conversation with Sheila Gaffney -in the exhibition Class Forms @ Leeds College of Art Gallery’. In: Rowan Bailey in conversation with Sheila Gaffney in the exhibition Class Forms, 16 January 2015, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK
Bailey, R (2014) ‘Re-writing the Archive - Writing-PAD workshop event’. In: Re-writing the Archive - Writing-PAD event, 22 October 2014, University of Huddersfield, UK
Mills, A., Power, J., Bailey, R. and Walker, M. (2014) ‘That which is not yet there’ Journal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 517-531. ISSN 1753-5190
Bailey, R. and Reeve, H. (2014) ‘Sculptural Substance - An Interview with Hester Reeve’ Journal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 545-556. ISSN 1753-5190
Heys, P., Temple, N., Adkins, M., Bailey, R., Tibbetts, S., Briers, D., MacDonald, J., Powell, A., Devlin, L. and Gfader, V. (2014) ‘The making of the Allure of the Archive an index of assemblies by Art (&) Currency: Institute of Vanishing Principles and Spells, 20132014’ Journal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 511-516. ISSN 17535190
Bailey, R. and Power, J. (2014) ‘Editorial’ Journal of Writing in Creative Practice , 7 (3), pp. 353-357. ISSN 1753-5190
Garside, J., Tyas, M., Ormrod, G., Topping, A., Bailey, R. and Stone, G. (2014) ‘Developing the culture of publication’. In: NETNEP 2014 5th International Nurse Education Conference, 22-25 June 2014, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Bailey, R., MacDonald, J. and Beverley, K. (2014) ‘Interdisciplinary Imaginations: Using Creative Methodologies to Solve 'Wicked Problems'’. In: Interdisciplinary Imaginations: Using Creative Methodologies to solve Wicked Problems., 14th January 2014, University of Huddersfield, UK
Bailey, R. and Barber, C. (2013) ‘The Sleeping Bag Project’. In: The Subversive Stitch Revisited, 29th November 2013, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Unver, E., Swann, D., Bailey, R., Govindarajan, I. and Dollan, F. (2013) The Art of 3D Sculpted Printing : Royal Coat of Arms Case Study [Artefact]
Bailey, R., Perren, N. and Barber, C. (2013) ‘Archival Interventions’. In: HEA - Storyville, 29th - 30th May 2013, Brighton
Bailey, R., Tinker, A. and Hill, P. (2013) ‘Ensuring Progression in Learning Development’. In: 10th ALDinHE Conference 2013: Celebrating Learning Development, 25th 27th March 2013, Plymouth University, UK
Abbott, A., Bailey, R., Bradshaw, A., Bristow, L., Brown, N., Carmichael, Y., Crouch, A., Drozd, L., Hill, J., Lloyd, C., Ronalds, D., Rowson, E., Thomas, D. and Welding, P. (2013) Are you the enemy? Are you losing it? Black Dogs Quarterly [Artefact]
Bailey, R (2012) ‘Five steps toward a radical pedagogy’ Radar , 1 (3), pp. 6-10. ISSN 2049-4327
Bailey, R., Taylor, A. and Lewis, L. (2012) ‘Themes of drawing and digital context: student engagement with theory and practice using the tool of the integrated learning portfolio’ Networks (18). ISSN 1756-9648
Bailey, R (2011) ‘The Sculpture of Philosophy - The Philosophy of Sculpture’ Radar , 1 (2), pp. 5-6. ISSN 2049-4327
Bailey, R (2011) Art Collaboration between Phil Welding and Rowan Bailey: The Effects of Involuntary Thinking in the Workplace [Show/Exhibition]
Bailey, R (2011) ‘Book Review - Andrew J. Mitchell, Heidegger Among the Sculptors Body, Space and the Art of Dwelling Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2010, 144pp., 32 illustrations, £44.50. ISBN 9780804770224’ Sculpture Journal , 20 (2), pp. 284-286. ISSN 1366-2724
Bailey, R (2011) ‘Herder's Sculptural Thinking’ Parallax , 17 (2), pp. 71-83. ISSN 1353-4645
Bailey, R (2010) Lost in Transition - Exhibition by the art collective Fictional Museum [Show/Exhibition]
Bailey, R (2010) ‘Herders Sculptural Thinking A Philosophy for the People?’. In: Guest Lecture, April 2010, University of Leeds
Bailey, R (2009) The philosophy of sculpture: the sculpture of philosophy Casting Bodies of Thought Doctoral thesis, University of Leeds.
Bailey, R (2009) ‘Monochromatic Productions: The Ends of Photography and the Beginning of Writing’. In: The object of photography: exhibition catalogue. Leeds: Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. .
Conference Panel organiser for 'Archival Interventions in Sculpture' - AAH, Royal College of Art, April 2014.
Language/Copy editor for Kivimma, E. (ed.) (2012) Working with Feminism: Curating and Exhibitions in Eastern Europe. Tallin: Tallin University Press.
Editorial Board Member for Evental Aesthetics - http://eventalaesthetics.net/
I am willing to supervise PhDs on the following topics related to my current research activity:
SCULPTURE AND THE ARCHIVE Archival legacies of sculptural production. Inheritances and receptions of British sculpture and its thinking. Thinking worlds of the sculptor poiesis, praxis and production in and through the archive.
SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC: Sculpture Parks and Public Festivals re-thinking site specific orthodoxies through the sculptural. Behind the scenes of sculptural production: foundries, workshops, studio cultures, public art making, community engagement, global/international sculpture exhibitions. Sculpture and sites of public engagement.
SCULPTURE AND MATERIALITY: Re-thinking materials through sculpture: stone, marble, concrete, plastic, etc. The languages of sculptural form and the vocabularies of sculptural process. Technical histories, theories and cultures of sculptural making.
SCULPTURE AND EDUCATION: Art School models and the teaching of sculpture. The educational turn in sculptural practice. Intersections between sculptural practice and pedagogy.
SCULPTING ACROSS BOUNDARIES: Sculptural thinking and making in science, neuroscience, engineering, architecture, forensics, archaeology and philosophy. Sculpture in craft, design, architecture, graphics, textiles and fashion. Sculptural models and cognitive capabilities, e.g. neurological plasticity and sculptural form. The sculptural language of material science (casting, moulding, modelling, etc.), the aesthetics of microstructures and material properties. New technologies of the sculptural 3D printing, scientific modelling, material innovations, data capture and visualization.
Bailey, R. and Tinker, A.(2013)Second Year Blues: Developing Interactive Resources for Progressive Curriculum Design (TALI funded project).
Advisory Board Member for the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA) at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Garside, J., Graham Omrod, Annie Topping, Moira Tyras, Graham Stone, Rowan Bailey (2013) Developing a Culture of Publication (TALI funded project).
I currently teach undergraduate history and theory to students in Textile Craft, Textiles with Surface Design, Contemporary Art and Costume Design. I am also responsible for the coordination of the Taught Cross Disciplinary Masters Programme within the School of Art, Design and Architecture