Soundings: thought over time is a multidisciplinary collaborative exhibition and performance by Susan Ryland (visual artist) and Helen Thomas (oboist and composer). The work uses knowledge metaphors such as ‘In light of what you say’ or ‘I have unearthed new information’ as a starting point for a visual and sonic dialogue on how language and meaning change over time.
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in the Creative Arts (2014)
University for the Creative Arts
Doctorate in Creative Arts (2011)
University for the Creative Arts / University of Brighton
Postgraduate Certificate: Advanced Research Methodologies (2005)
University for the Creative Arts
Masters of Arts (MA) – Fine Art Printmaking (1998)
Wimbledon School of Art London (UAL)
PG Diploma Fine Art Printmaking (1998)
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) - Fine Art Painting (1980)
West Surrey College of Art and Design
PhD supervisor training (UCA 2014)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014)
2012 Soundings: thought over time. An evolving art project exploring geological concepts of knowledge developed from an initial collaboration with Helen Thomas (oboist) and Michael Beiert (electroacoustic composer). Touring to:
Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London (July-September 2015)
Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury (Jan-March 2013)
Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff Metropolitan University (November 2012)
Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University (July 2012).
2011 Concept & Context in Practice. James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey. In conjunction with the research student conference, 16 March 2011.
2010 Word:Mass + Signifier/signified. Event-specific poster and bookwork. RaAM8 international conference. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
2008 Knowledge Through Practice, The Gallery at Epsom, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey.
2006-7 Exchange Partners in Print Media, Print Council of Australia, University of the West of England, Bristol, the Southbank Institute, Brisbane and the National Art School, New South Wales, Australia.
2005-6 Nuns Walk (site-specific sound installation), 'Garden Journeys - digital roots to art'. Surrey County Arts Public Art Project at Polesden Lacey National Trust Property, UK. Arts Council funded.
2005 Wahle Contemporary Art. Exeter, Devon, UK.
2004 Light and Breath (site-specific video installation), 'Beyond Belief', St Mary’s Church, Guildford, Surrey, UK. Arts Council funded.
Minus One, Aldwych Underground Station, London, UK.
2002 LIFE:size. PM Gallery, Ealing, London, UK.
Junction 1: Flowers. Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK. Arts Council funded.
2001 Global Positioning, commissioned for the exhibition: James Gillray - The Art of Caricature, Tate Britain, London, UK.
2000 Relativities: 4th British International Miniature Print Exhibition. Touring to: Bankside Gallery, London; City Gallery, Leicester; Rye Art Gallery; Stormont Studio, Rye, Sussex, UK.
1999 Europa - Man on Cow, commissioned for the exhibition: 'Piranesi, Canaletto, Tiepolo-etchings from the Courtauld Collection'. Courtauld Gallery, London, UK.
1998 Unbound. James Hockey Gallery, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, UK. Arts Council funded.
Manifestations, Horsham Arts Centre, W. Sussex, UK.
Contemporary Figurative Art. Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK.
Master of Arts Printmaking Exhibition. Morley Gallery, London, UK.
Three Printmakers. Gallerie Hauptmann+Kampa, Zurich, Switzerland.
1997 National Open Print Exhibition. Printmakers Council, The Atrium, Gallery, Whiteleys of Bayswater, London.
Master of Arts & PG Diploma Printmaking Exhibition. Morley Gallery, London, UK.
The Art of Etching. Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London, UK.
Symbiosis, Museum Art Gallery, Saint Louis, Senegal, West Africa. British Council funded.
Before the Eleventh Hour, Havant Arts Centre, Hampshire, UK.
1996 Open to Print 4. Touring exhibition: Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland and Bradford Gallery.
1995 Meudon Cultural Exchange. Cultural Centre for the Arts, Meudon, France.
Wessex Open. Southampton City Art Gallery, UK.
1992 Contemporary Art Society (CAS) Art Market. Smith’s Galleries, London, UK.
1991+2 Leicestershire Exhibition for Schools & Colleges. Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire, UK. 1990
Susan Ryland (solo show), Old Town Hall Gallery, Havant Arts Centre, Havant, Hampshire, UK.
1980 First Picture Show, Sainsbury Centre or Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, UK.
University for the Creative Arts (2008 - 2012) Subject: Theory-practice dynamics (visiting)
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. (2004-06) Subject: Contemporary art theory (sessional)
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2002 onwards - freelance)
Courtauld Gallery (Department of Prints and Drawings), London, UK. (1997-2002 - freelance).
Arts and Education Management
Education Officer, Open Hand Open Space Artists' Studios and Gallery (OHOS), Reading, Berks, UK. (1998-2000)
Director of Visual Arts and Crafts, West End Arts Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK. (1991-96)
Gallery Manager, Farnham Maltings Gallery, Surrey, UK. (1987-90)
Acting Head of Department, Surrey Heath Adult Education Institute, Camberley, Surrey. (1986-1987).
Drawing Dialogues (themed panel including: paper, workshop, interactive artwork (July 2016). Metaphor in the Arts, in Media and Communication. 11th international conference Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM). Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Thoughtbites: Transdisciplinary cuts, folds and collage in thought and practice (September 2015).
International Visual Methods Conference. University of Brighton., UK
The Lecture Spectre (paper) 2014.
Heroes and monsters: extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities. Higher Education Academy (HEA), Manchester, UK.
STEM: Creativity, Innovation and Invention (paper) 2014.
Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL City 2014), City University, London.
The Experience of Diversity (paper) 2013.
Enabling an Inclusive Learning Environment: Pedagogy and Practice, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK. http://prezi.com/3lroe-lynwge/copy-of-inclusivity-uca/
Deep in Thought: some tools for self-regulated learning in Higher Education (paper) 2013.
Storyville: Exploring narratives of learning and teaching, the 2nd annual HEA Arts and Humanities conference.
A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Art (paper) 2013.
Themed Panel: Approaches to Art, Visual Culture & Performance, in Cognitive Futures in the Humanities International Conference. Bangor University, Wales.
Soundings: the emergence of meaning (paper) 2012.
Innovation, Creativity and Leadership - Research and Practice, ICLCity2012, organised by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City University, London. http://www.city.ac.uk/centre-for-creativity-in-professional-practice/events/icl conferences/iclcity2012/iclcity2012-talks#susan
Soundings (soundwork: Conference Interpretation) 2012. Thinking through Drawing: Interdisciplinary symposium on drawing, cognition & education. Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London.
Metaphor and Metonymy in Creative Thought and Expression Across Genres (paper) 2012, (themed panel). 9th international conference Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM). Lancaster University, UK.
Creativity and Cognition (paper) 2011. The Future’s Bright Conference, University of Brighton, UK
Distinguishing Metonymy from Synecdoche in Creative Thought (paper) 2011. Metonymy Workshop, Metaphor Festival, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Fleeting thought: metonymy in context (poster) 2011. Metaphor Across Time and Genre, Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) workshop, Almagro, Ciudad Real, Spain.
Changing Minds: Rhetoric in Art Activism (paper) 2011. UCA Staff Research Conference, Wellcome Conference Centre, London.
Difference and Deferral: a pragmatic definition of metonymy (paper) 2010. 8th International Conference: Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Resisting Metaphors, CREST / GuildHE Research Symposium (paper) 2010. Woburn House, London.
Word:Mass (Book Art - Conference Intervention) 2010. 8th International Conference: Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Difference and Seriality: metonymy at the intersection of philosophy, cognitive linguistics and art practice (paper) 2010. New Research: Diverse Practice. University for the Creative Arts.
Resisting Metaphor: metonymy in multimodal art (paper) 2009. Metaphor, Metonymy & Multimodality: RaAM conference-workshop. Department