GSA Public Lecture Series Presents: Professor Alistair Payne
The Glasgow School of Art

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The GSA Public Lecture


Reid Auditorium Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art


16 Mar 2017
18:00 - 19:30

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(Detail)‘That Punk Moment’, Alistair Payne
Oil on linen 65cms x 65cms 2013

GSA Public Lecture Series Presents: Professor Alistair Payne

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The GSA Public Lecture Series Presents:
Professorial Lecture
Professor Alistair Payne

'Changing Times: A reflection in three parts'

This talk will be delivered in three interwoven parts.

The first part looks at different catalysts for change and responds to core developments within the School of Fine Art over the last 5 years.  This will offer an outline of the events and challenges that the school has faced, whilst also presenting the exciting estate developments within the school - planned for the coming year. This is in response to changes in context and other external factors that have also to be taken into account amidst the progression and development of education within fine art practices.

The second part focuses upon new opportunities and outlines a proposed strategy for the future in order to further develop contemporary fine art practice within the School of Fine Art. There are numerous challenges that have to be addressed and it is imperative to create a structure that will enable and provide the spaces and environment for this to happen. Essentially this vision for the school looks at new and radical methods of making and spaces for thinking. The retention of disciplinarity alongside the promotion of interdisciplinary practices will also be discussed. 

The final section will discuss how Alistair Payne’s work as a practitioner sits within this ‘ecology’. The talk will close with a presentation of Alistair Payne’s own artistic research, outlining the work he has made and the theoretical position or space of that work. This will also present the philosophical underpinning of the research and practice relevant to his work.

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Professor Alistair Payne

BA(Hons), MFA, PGCert. in HE, FHEA, PhD

Professor Alistair Payne is the Head of the School of Fine Art, and Professor of Fine Art Practice at The Glasgow School of Art. Previously he was the BA(Hons) Fine Art Programme Leader at the GSA, and the MA Fine Art Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting) at The University of Wolverhampton. He has also worked at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Painting Department (2002-2005) and as a visiting lecturer at different institutions in the UK and beyond. In 2006 he was awarded a PhD from Chelsea College of Art, he also has a Fine Art Degree from the University of Hertfordshire and an MFA from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 2017 he has a book chapter being published in ‘Teaching Painting’, in 2015, ‘The Virtual, alternate spaces and their effects upon artwork’ and 2013, 'The Virtual and Interdisciplinarity' were both published as book chapters by IGI Global. In 2008 he published the book 'Painting as an Interdisciplinary Form' and he has also exhibited his artwork widely throughout the UK, Europe and also in the US.