On 3 September 2014 a group of Leeds College of Art staff members presented their work at the Art and Design Research Symposium at Cleveland College of Art and Design.
Head of Research Sam Broadhead presented on growing a research culture; Sharon Bainbridge talked about collaborative research in curatorship; Karen Tobias-Green shared her joint writing work on ‘Speed Queen’ a body of work by photographer Paul Bennett Todd; Debra Roberts presented her work on conversations with textile fragments and Annabeth Robinson demonstrated her digitally simulated geologist field trip.
Malcolm Clements a specialist in 18th Century design and architecture presented his PhD research and photographer Jill Cole showed some of her published projects. Although Janine Sykes was not there in person, her work on Reflecting on the exhibition Behind the glass mosaic 1913 2013 and the importance of ‘collectives’ to art educationalists was disseminated to the gathering. This acted as a catalyst for the afternoon session which was spent in roundtable discussions with a range of practitioners about developing research partnerships across institutions. The feedback from the audience was really positive and interest was shown in taking the partnership forward.