Under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of Visual Arts has obtained funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation with a research project entitled 'Visual technologies: critical encounters'. The project leader is Prof Elfriede Dreyer. The project will cover three broad themes: Nomadic identity; Intersections between digital humanities and visual culture; and Sexuality and medical humanities.
The Department is also participating in the university wide Capital Cities research project, of which the Metromusings exhibition (15 - 29 July 2013) forms part.
Although specific research interests of the Department are aligned with the disciplinary orientations of staff members, the general research foci that inform and feed into the teaching are postmodern theory, gender studies and popular culture; design studies; national and international contemporary visual arts; and visual technology.
Individual academic staff research interests can be found on the staff listings page.
List of staff's theoretical research outputs
List of staff's creative outputs