Dr Helen Gorrill
Art and Design Office, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Helen is DJCAD’s open research, and EDI lead, and she also directs the MFA artistic research and writing module and the contemporary art practice dissertation modules.
She is currently in a three-book deal with Bloomsbury Academic Press (London & New York). Helen’s work Women Can’t Paint is held in the permanent research collections of the V&A, the Met (New York), MoMA (NY), Baltic, Tate Britain, the Museums Association, and many other international institutions.
Her artwork is included in the Brooklyn Museum’s artabase archive (New York). As an academic she applies disruptive techniques to challenge stagnancy in gender equality, feminist methodologies and the visual arts.
Helen welcomes applications from prospective PhD projects in the areas of visual arts (in)equalities, gender, intersectionality, feminisms (art and theory), gendered aesthetics, and painting theory.
Current PGR and PhD students:
The Influence of European Modernism on Today's Arabic Contemporary Sculpture
Analyzing the Impact of the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait
on Thuraya Al-Baqsami's Artworks
Comparative Gendered Aesthetics in Contemporary Afghan Painting, pre/post-Taliban occupation
The Gendered Politics of Veganism
Gendered Aesthetics in Contemporary Scottish Painting
Middle-Eastern Feminist Revolution Art and Gendered Textuality
I am available for media commentary on my research.
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University of Dundee students will join some of the art world’s leading voices to discuss the medium’s role in ending violence against women.
Cultural identity and how it relates to physical land is at the centre of one student’s Fine Art project accompanying hundreds of others in the University of Dundee’s Art, Design and Architecture Graduate Showcase 2021
The career of one of Scotland’s most beloved painters will be celebrated by the nation’s next generation of artists at an event hosted by the University of Dundee.