PhD Candidate from 2012 to present day.
CONTRASTING EXAMPLES OF LITURGICAL INSTALLATION ART IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND FROM THE 1980S TO THE PRESENT DAY: Case Studies Include Work From Wild Goose, Alternative Worship Groups, the Church of Scotland Parish Church of Renfield St. Stephen’s and St James the Less Episcopal Church, Leith
The research of this thesis aims to explore why and for what reasons installation has been employed in contemporary worship. It will ask, can worship be enhanced through the utilisation of installation art, and whether installation art in a worship context can offer innovative interpretations of theological themes? These questions will be explored in the areas of alternative worship, the work of Wild Goose and more recent installation work in Churches and Cathedrals in Scotland and England.
Ph.D. undertaken in the Institute of Theology Imagination and the Arts (ITIA), St. Mary’s College. The University of St. Andrews.
Supervisor 2012- 2015 Prof. David Brown (retired)
Supervisor 2015 to present day Dr. Natasha O Hear
MLitt(distinction) in Theology, Imagination and the Arts. 2012.
Thesis title: AESTHETICS AND RELIGION:THE SCOTO-CATHOLIC MOVEMENT AND STAINED GLASS.
ITIA. : Institute of Theology Imagination and the Arts, St. Mary’s College. St. Andrews University.
Conferences and Papers.
Public Lecture: INSTALLATION ART AND LITURGY IN TWO SCOTTISH CHURCHES. As part of the DThM (Durham’s Professional Doctorate in theology) Residential Week: St John’s College, Durham, 10th Janurary 2018.
Paper: INSTALLATION ART AND CHRISTIAN LITURGY IN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. St John’s College, Durham, 15-17 September 2015.
Paper: DAUGHTERS AT THE LAST SUPPER: THREE FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS. ‘Images, Icons and Idols,’ Society for the Study of Theology: PG. University of Manchester, 9-10 January 2015.
Paper: THE EVENT OF THE THREAD: A PLAYGROUND FOR THE SOUL. An interdisciplinary conference. ‘Textures’, Arts & Humanities, University of St Andrews, 5th April 2014.
Article: ‘Weaving the Word.’ Church Without Walls Conference, EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre), 2005. http://www.transpositions.co.uk/weaving-the-word/