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Dr Colin Perry

Senior Lecturer – Fine Art


Dr Colin Perry is a lecturer, art historian, critic and editor. He has written widely on contemporary art in all its forms. His journalistic writing appears in art magazines including Art Monthly, Frieze and ArtAgenda, and in specialist books such as Vitamin P3 (2016) on contemporary painting, and Vitamin C (2017) on ceramics. He has an ongoing research interest in rurality and landscape, and has recently convened a conference on the subject (Art and the Rural Imagination, 2020). Colin has a specialist interest in lens and screen-based media, with academic research published in journals including the Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ) and Critical Studies in Television. His first single-authored book, Radical Mainstream: Independent Film, Video and Television in Britain, 1974–90 (Intellect, 2020), examines independent film and video art in Britain in the 1970s and ’80s. Academic publications also include a chapter in Other Cinemas (I.B. Taurus, 2017) on the influence of German playwright Bertolt Brecht on 1970s independent film culture in Britain. Colin has a PhD from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Before joining Arts University Bournemouth, he taught at universities including Central Saint Martins and University of Westminster, London. He has worked with a range of major arts institutions including Tate, Hayward and Camden Art Centre. He is the editor of a number of major publications including Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions that Made Art History: 1962-2002 (Bruce Alshuler, 2013).

Higher Education Academy, Fellow