Adam Lockhart


Contemporary Art Practice, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

School Support Specialist

Art and Design Office, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Adam Lockhart is a Lecturer in Media Art & Archives, media artist, musician, and curator. He is responsible for the media archives and collections at DJCAD as well as the Media Preservation Lab, established in 2004, set up to digitise and preserve obsolete media formats. He is a leading specialist in the conservation, restoration, and re-exhibition of artists’ video, from both a theoretical and technological perspective. Lockhart has worked on many UKRI research projects including REWIND| Artists’ Video in the 70s & 80sNarrative Exploration in Expanded Cinema with Central St Martins College of Art & Design, REWIND Italia, European Women’s Video Art & Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection. He has acted as curator and consultant for various screenings and exhibitions both nationally and internationally and he has written for many publications on media art.


Visual Research in Creative Collections & Economies. CI with Prof Calum Colvin & Prof Chris Murray. AHRC Capabilities in Collections award.

REWIND Artists’ Video: Research into the history of artists’ film and video through archives, interviews, and studies. 

Development of projects using VR/AR as a tool to preserve obsolete media artworks.

Richard Demarco Media Archives: Finding ‘lost’ and important media artefacts in the Richard Demarco archives, digitising and restoring these to re-exhibit and enable further research and impact.

The Stellar Nursery’ with the department of Physics as curator on the STFC funded art science collaboration ‘The Stellar Nursery’ with astrophysicists studying planet formation. 

DOJ City: Print and Audio Publishing. A collaboration with Paul Harrison, bringing together visual and sound artists, writers, and musicians to produce innovative print and audio publications.

The Future of Indeterminacy: Datafication, Memory, Bio-politics, with Prof Natasha Lushetich and Iain Campbell. AHRC funded research project. 


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