CV

Dr. Steve Fossey FHEA
 
BA (Hons), MA, DTLLS, PhD
 

Current Appointments 
 
Senior Lecturer and Fine Art Programme Leader, School of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK.
 
Artist and Researcher working nationally and internationally.

External Examiner, BA (Hons) Design, University of Wales, Trinity St. David

External Examiner, BA (Hons) Fine Art and BA (Hons) Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, University College Colchester

 
Education
 
Middlesex University, 2012 – 2017
 
University of Northampton, 2011 – 2012
 
Nottingham Trent University, 2000 – 2006
 
South Nottingham College, 1993 – 1996
 
Qualifications
 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2018
 
PhD. Title: Site-Specific Performance and the Mechanics of Becoming Social, supervised by Professor Vida Midgelow and Dr Josephine Machon, 2017.
 
DTLLS. Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (fully qualified teacher status), Central College Nottingham, 2008 – 2010
 
MA Performance and Live Art (by registered project/thesis), supervised by Professor John Newling, Nottingham Trent University, 2004-2006
             
BA (hons) Contemporary Arts (First Class),
Nottingham Trent University, 2000-2003
 
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Adult Numeracy and Literacy
Central College Nottingham, 2010
 
GNVQ Adv. Level 3-Art and Design, 1996
 
BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design, 1994

 
Career Details
 
Head of Department, Performing Arts and Media FE and HE, Brooksby Melton College, 2014-16
 
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Drama, Lincoln University, 2013-14
 
Associate Lecturer, MA Contemporary Performance Practice, Brunel University, 2014
           
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, 2005-2016
 
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Theatre Arts, Middlesex University, 2013-14
 
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Derby University, 2013
 
Associate Lecturer, MA Fine Art, University of Northampton, 2011-12
 
Lecturer, Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Foundation Degree in Visual Arts, School of Creative and Enterprise, Central College Nottingham 2011-14
 
Programme Leader, Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, Central College Nottingham School of Visual Arts and Digital Media, 2006-11
 
Lecturer, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, New College Nottingham, 2005-07
 
Exhibitions Technical Manager, Future Factory at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University 2004-06
 
Assistant to John Newling, Professor of Installation Sculpture, Nottingham Trent University, 2004-06
 
Growing Bolder Project co-ordinator, Palace Theatre, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 2004-05 (Arts Council funded project).
 
Gallery Assistant, Nottingham Castle Art Gallery 2003-04 
 
Exhibitions and Events Technical Manager, Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham 2002-03
 
Youth Worker (community arts), Nottingham City Council 2002-03
 

Selected Publications, Artistic and Practice-as-Research output (selected)

2021
Fossey, S (2021) Drawing Breath and Remaining Visible exhibited in Drawn to Time, guest curated by Susan Kemenyffy [video] 

2020


Fossey, S (2020)Composing the Material of Our Inner Voices: Creative Listening and the Dialogic Self, published in Leap Into Action Companion: Critical Performative Pedagogies in Art & Design Education by Peter Lang, ed. Campbell, L. ISBN 1433166445, 9781433166440
 
2019

Fossey, S (2019) An imbricated drawing ontology: Economies of pattern, chaos and scale, published in Drawing, Research, Theory, Practice Journal by Intellect [article]

Fossey, S (2019) Bites of Passage: Thresholds, Permeability and Hand-Fed Food for Thought published in Body, Space, Technology Journal by Open Library of Humanities [article]

2017
 
Fossey, S (2017) ‘Site Specific Performance and the Mechanics of Becoming Social’.  Practice-as-research PhD [Thesis]
 
2016

Fossey, S (2016) Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. http://con.sagepub.com/ [Peer Reviewer]
 
Fossey, S (2016) Periodic Review of FdA Performing Arts and Validation of BA (hons) Performing Arts, Arts University Bournemouth, UK. [External Panel Industry Expert]
 
2015
 
Fossey, S (2015) Love at First (Site), published in Ways to Wander, Triarchy Press, Hind and Qualman. ISBN: 978-1-909470-72-9 [Art Writing]
 
 
2014
 
Fossey, S (2014) Host(s).  Commissioned by the European Arts and Theatre Festival, UK. http://neatfestival.co.uk/2014 [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2014) Seen This.  Arts Council England commissioned essay for Seen This exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Hopkinson Gallery, Nottingham, UK [Essay]
 
Fossey, S (2014) Watching/Hoping, Finalist in the Artslant Commissioned Georgia Fee Residency, Paris, France. http://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/39454
 
Fossey, S (2014) Performative Processes of Place.  Published in Body Space and Technology Journal, Brunel University, UK. ISSN 1470-9120ISSN 1470-9120 470-9120 [Article]
 
Fossey, S (2014) In Dialogue, International Dialogic Practices Conference, Nottingham Contemporary Gallery, Nottingham, UK. [Selection Committee expert]
 
Fossey, S (2014) I Will Tell You That I Love You and Mean It.  Commissioned by Bath Festival of Arts, Bath, UK. http://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/a-given-structure [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2014) Papergirl, various sites across Belfast, NI.  [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2014) Host, Little Wolf Parade Festival of Live Art, Nottingham, UK.  [Performance]
 
2013
 
Fossey, S (2013) Performative Processes of Place (1), Published in the Video Journal of Performance, University of Hull, UK. http://videojournalperformance.com [Video}
 
Fossey, S (2013) Platform e-journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. http://www.rhul.ac.uk/dramaandtheatre/platform/home.aspx [Reviewer]
 
Fossey, S (2013) On imagination: the future of the imaginary in art and argument. University of Sheffield, UK [Delegate]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Hello I Love You.  In A Better Tomorrow, Embrace Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. http://www.hatchnottingham.org.uk/?p=2951 [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Thought Acts, Liberated Words Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.  http://liberatedwords.com/?page_id=17 [Video]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Love at First (site), Walking in the City Festival, The Parlour Rooms and various sites in Bristol, UK. http://inthecityseries.co.uk/pocket [Performance/Installation]
 
Fossey, S (2013) The Heckler.  BBC radio Nottingham, in ‘The Heckler’ research symposium and exhibition, Trade gallery, Nottingham, UK. http://www.tradegallery.org/gallery.html [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Creative Twinning, Guest Artist, Perfekt Futur, Karlsruhe, Germany. http://www.perfekt-futur.de/ [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Intersubjective facelessness - the experience of unwitting interaction, INTERACTIVITY/INTERPASSIVITY – 5th Annual Research Conference in Art and Theatre, Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, UK.  [Research Paper/Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2013) STEM.  The Corner Gallery, Nottingham, UK.  http://www.howie-smith.org.uk/CQhub.htm [Installation]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Cultural Twinning, The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK and Karlsruhe, Germany. http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2013) The Voice and the Object.  Published in Nottingham Visual Arts edition 11, eds. Bramich and Syson. http://www.nottinghamvisualarts.net/articles/201305/voice-and-object [Essay]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Spill Writing.  Writer in Residence at Writers Unpacked, Spill Festival of Performance and Live Art. http://www.spillfestival.com/spill-writing [Performance Writing and Digital Text]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Re-imagining Social Space through an Openness to the Becoming of Place, Becoming Nomad: Hybrid Spaces, Liquid Architectures, York St John University, York, UK. http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/arts/faculty-of-arts/researchcom/becoming-nomad-hybrid-spaces.aspx [Research Paper].
 
Fossey, S (2013) Guided Tours in Contemporary Art.  3rd International Research Forum on Guided Tours, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands. http://irfgt.org [Selected Research Paper]
 
Fossey, S (2013) Transfer Panel.  Middlesex University, Hendon, UK. [Submission of practice and written defence of Doctoral standard: successful upgrade from MPhil to PHD.  Chair: Professor Susan Melrose]
 
Fossey, S (2013) 52 Artists for Bulwell.   In Nottart, Corner Gallery, Nottingham, UK.  www.nottart.com/section634522.html [Installation]
 
2012
 
Fossey, S (2012) Hand Movement with Hans Bellmer in Mind.  In Little Wolf Parade Festival of Live Art, Nottingham, UK. www.littlewolfparade.com [Video]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Is That Wrong?  In Drunken Nights, The Trafalgar, London, UK, commissioned by Drunken Chorus.  www.drunkenchorus.co.uk [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Reflections on Honesty and Risk – an hour or so with Ron Athey.  Published in Nottingham Visuals Arts, October Issue, Syson. http://www.nottinghamvisualarts.net/articles/201210/reflections-honesty-and-risk-hour-or-so-ron-athey [Essay]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Toeing the Line – the culture of getting involved, TaPRA International Annual Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. http://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/news-items/tapra2012.html [Research paper]
 
Fossey, S (2012) In Dialogue: Re-thinking Site-specificity and Community. International Conference on Dialogue in contemporary fine art practice, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK. http://indialogue2012.wordpress.com [Research Paper]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Liberated Words from Berlin, Mix International Festival of Transmedia Writing and Digital Creativity, The Pound Arts Centre, Bath, UK. http://mix-bathspa.org/2012/category/uncategorized [Video]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Trying to make more sense? – An introduction, beginning and reflection of a dialogic performance.  Images and Essay published in Activate Journal Volume 2, Issue 1: Figure of the Sensible. Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, University of Roehampton, UK. http://www.thisisactivate.net/thisisac_roeham/e-journal/volume-2-issue-1-figures-of-the-sensible [Essay/Performance Images]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Berlin – The Space Between.   Multitude Festival of Art, The Viewer Gallery, London, UK. http://theviewergallery.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/multitude-at-art-shed.html [Video]
 
Fossey, S (2012) The Revealing of the Self Through Being in Place.  Journeys Across Media, Department of Film, Theatre and Television Annual Conference, University of Reading, UK. http://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/pg-research/ftt-pgrjam.aspx [Research Paper]
 
Fossey, S (2012) The Ontologies of Observation.   TaPRA Interdisciplinary Approaches to Documenting Performance Conference, University of Hull, UK. http://icpcluster.org/media/sitepages/-TaPRA-Scar12-Schedule.pdf [Research Paper]
 
Fossey, S and Irvine, R (2012) Self and Authenticity in Performance.  Performing Research Creative Exchanges Conference, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, London, UK. http://www.cssd.ac.uk/sites/default/files/performing_research_schedule_0.pdf [Research Paper/Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2012) What’s So Funny About Piss, Blood: An Understanding? With Humorous Intent, Mostyn Oriel Gallery, Wales, UK. http://www.mostyn.org/whats_on/events [Research Paper/Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2012) Digital Hybridities, University of Derby, UK [Delegate]
 
2011
 
Fossey, S (2011) Landscape/Space/Politics.  Annual Doreen Massey Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.  http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/news-and-features/doreen-massey-annual-event [Delegate]
 
Fossey, S (2011) Redefining a Sense of Place, Annual Post Graduate Conference in the Arts and Related Disciplines, University of Northampton, UK. http://tunis.northampton.ac.uk/2011/09/01/annual-postgraduate-conference-in-the-arts-and-related-disciplines [Research Paper/Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2011) Perspectives on Landscapes - Literature and Social Landscapes, East Midlands Universities Annual Conference, Nottingham Trent University, UK. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxwZXJzcGVjdGl2ZXNvbmxhbmRzY2FwZXxneDo5MzRlMDg5OWM4OWExNDY [Panel Chair]
 
Fossey, S (2011) In Praxis.  Practice as Research Conference, University of Northampton, UK. [Research Paper]
 
Fossey, S and Belasco Rogers, D (2011) Collaborative Map.  LADA DIY commission, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Breton, UK. [Performance]
 
Fossey, S (2006 - 2011) The Tailshakers.  Musician and Artistic Director.  Recordings, Live Performances, Workshops and Lectures across UK and Europe.  Supported by BBC, Arts Council England, Prince’s Trust among others.
 
 
Professional Affiliations
 
 
Higher Education Academy
 
Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)
 
National Association of Fine Art Educators (NAFAE)
 
Contemporary Performance Network
 
Performance Philosophy
 
 
Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise
 
 

Art Criticism
Contemporary Theatre
Dialogic Art
Drawing

Live Art
Performance
Poetry Film

Poststructuralism
Relational Aesthetics
Site-specific Art
Socially-engaged Art
Video Art

Visual Culture