Visually Provoking: Dissertations in Art Education

Linda Knight, Jacqueline Batey

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'An Alarming Journey'
Jackie Batey (UK), Linda Knight (Aus)

Practice-based research can be highly speculative as often it’s embarked upon with no clear end in sight, the act of research in itself can reveal new directions and discoveries (something that is important to artists/illustrators) but this process can also reveal anxieties that seem to be inherent in practice-based research. (see. Candlin, F. (2000) A proper anxiety? Practice-based PhDs and academic unease.)

The authors, who hold PhDs in illustration practices, trouble the notion of the ‘method’ of practice- based research by ‘co-illustrating’ our working methodologies . As two artists that have completed a PhD by practice, we visually describe our processes to explore methodological similarities and wild differences. We contribute an ‘artistic interlude’ comprising archived
materials from our PhDs to show our working process from the identifying of a research question through to resolution in terms of artefact
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisually Provoking
Subtitle of host publicationDissertations in Art Education
EditorsRita L. Irwin, Anita Sinner, Timo Jokela
Place of PublicationFinland
PublisherUniversity of Lapland Press
ChapterAn Alarming Journey
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-310-936-0
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2019


  • Art
  • Education
  • practice based PhDs
  • Illustration, Authorship, Literature, Artist's Book, Learning & Teaching


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  • Images in practice

    O'Neill, M. & Batey, J., 1 Jul 2016

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    Open Access

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