Sarah Smith

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Head of Fine Art Critical Studies

Fine Art-Fine Art Context & Theory

Research Interests

Artists' and Experimental Film, Feminist Art, Contemporary Art, Irish Contemporary Art, Scottish Contemporary Art

Research Profile

Dr Sarah Smith was appointed Lecturer in Historical and Critical Studies at GSA in 2002, taking up the role of Joint Acting Head of the Forum for Critical Inquiry (FoCI) from 2012 until 2015, at which point she became Head of the new Department of Fine Art Critical Studies (FACS) within the School of Fine Art (SoFA) where she is leading on curriculum development at UG and PGT levels as well as supervising a number of PGR students. In addition, Sarah plays a leading role in SoFA’s research culture, overseeing various aspects of its research strategy such as the introduction of a robust peer reviewing system for funding applications, the development and support of research groups and the running of the annual calendar of research events.

Her research interests are in the broad area of visumore...

Qualifications

BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Painting, The National College of Art & Design, Dublin
MA in Film Studies, University College Dublin
PhD in Moving Image Art, University of Glasgow

Latest Additions

  1. Cinema in the Gallery: The Movies in Artists’ Film and Video

    Smith, Sarah (2018) Cinema in the Gallery: The Movies in Artists’ Film and Video. I B Tauris, London.
  2. Invited Speaker: Five Propositions: Towards a Scottish Collection of Artists’ Moving Image

    Smith, Sarah (2017) Invited Speaker: Five Propositions: Towards a Scottish Collection of Artists’ Moving Image. In: Five Propositions: Towards a Scottish Collection of Artists' Moving Image’, 13th January 2017, LUX Scotland, CCA Glasgow.
  3. The Art of Maximal Ventriloquy: Femininity as Labour in the Films of Rachel MacLean

    Smith, Sarah and Neely, Sarah (2016) The Art of Maximal Ventriloquy: Femininity as Labour in the Films of Rachel MacLean. In: British Women Experimental Filmmakers. I.B. Tauris, London.
  4. Posing as Art: The Ambiguities of Feminist Body Art and the Misclassification of Natacha Merritt’s Pornographic Photographs

    Smith, Sarah (2017) Posing as Art: The Ambiguities of Feminist Body Art and the Misclassification of Natacha Merritt’s Pornographic Photographs. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (5). pp. 774-789. ISSN 1468-0777
  5. The Art of Drawn Movements: Animation Films by GSA Alumni

    Smith, Sarah (2014) The Art of Drawn Movements: Animation Films by GSA Alumni. [Show/Exhibition]
  6. Norman McLaren: The Student Films (1933-36)

    Smith, Sarah (2014) Norman McLaren: The Student Films (1933-36). The Glasgow School of Art, 3 May 2014 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. Slurs, Stutters and Screams: Articulations of Hollywood’s Unconscious in Artists’ Films

    Smith, Sarah (2014) Slurs, Stutters and Screams: Articulations of Hollywood’s Unconscious in Artists’ Films. In: College Art Association 102nd Annual Conference, 12-15 Feb 2014, Chicago, IL, United States.
  8. Post-Feminism’s Confessional Mode as Discursive Decoy: The Misclassification of Natasha Merritt

    Smith, Sarah (2015) Post-Feminism’s Confessional Mode as Discursive Decoy: The Misclassification of Natasha Merritt. In: Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, 18-20 Jun 2015, Dublin, Ireland.
  9. ‘Somewhere Between Art, TV and Cinema: Exploring the Generic Incongruity of Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno, 2006),’

    Smith, Sarah (2009) ‘Somewhere Between Art, TV and Cinema: Exploring the Generic Incongruity of Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno, 2006),’. In: Framing Film: Cinema and the Visual Arts, 4th - 6th September 2009, University of Winchester.
  10. 'In Celebration of Grass Roots and Grass Widows: Women's Art Collaborations in Glasgow'

    Smith, Sarah (2012) 'In Celebration of Grass Roots and Grass Widows: Women's Art Collaborations in Glasgow'. Map magazine.