Research & Curation

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (Black Portraiture Internship)

Master's Dissertation:
North American Indigenous Futurisms - won the Baldwin Brown Dissertation Prize for Best Dissertation on the course MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism

Undergraduate Dissertations:

'The Book of Nature in John Milton's Paradise Lost'

'The Imagery of Roland Penrose'

'F Scott Fitzgerald's Cinematic Vision'


The Pipe of Freedom, Thomas Stuart Smith, 1869

Rupi Kaur and The Poetics of Rehoming - read on the John Byrne Award's website:

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Decoloniality continues to rise as a key value of today’s young people. Even seemingly progressive academic work on postcolonialism seems to ignore the sour truth that colonial forces still permeate society. Art has always served as one of the best ways to critique ideology, and Rupi Kaur’s visual poetry does exactly that to the colonial violence that still exists in our institutions and epistemology. Kaur is often criticised, or even ‘meme-ified’, but I think it is deeply important to consider how her work contributes to the project of decolonisation. It is vital that we decolonise our ways of thinking and our ways of viewing art, so that we experience a more complete and authentic version of the world, whilst also attempting to lessen the harmful effects of colonial ideology on our population.