Painting as emergent knowledge

I’ve just had an article published in the Journal of Visual Art Practice:

KIRK, C. 2014. ‘Painting’ as emergent knowledge: a practice-led case study of contemporary artistic labour. Journal of Visual Art Practice [online]. 13(2), [Accessed 7 October 2014], pp.114-129.  Available from:


Arts sustainability messaging

Guardian article on ways in which artists are engaging people in their local communities with climate change

Corporate sustainability messaging isn’t working – it’s time to look to the arts

Feeling a way through …

feel your way

  • to judge where you are going by touching with your hands instead of looking
  • to act slowly and carefully because you are not certain how to do something

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Feeling a way through … is an invitation to participate in the work of art.  In a shared exploration of paintings and video made during the artist’s ongoing project of making sense of climate change responsibility, you will share your readings and responses to the artwork – through reflection, conversation, dialogue.  Come and feel part of it.  

Carole Kirk, Painter and Cultural Industries PhD Scholar

Hand feeling painting

Tuesday 17th December at 12-1pm or 2-3pm, Alec Clegg studio, stage@leeds.
Free entry, but please email to book as places are limited –
School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds