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Visual Culture Research Group

The VCRG is a group of cross-dis­ci­pli­nary art and design prac­ti­tion­ers, his­to­ri­ans and the­o­rists inter­est­ed in visu­al­i­ty and visu­al culture.

The Visual Culture Research Group's purpose is to generate new knowledge and innovative methodologies by putting practitioners into conversation with writers. Much of our work critically explores the relationship between ‘making’ and ‘thinking’, practice and theory and there is an overarching concern with challenging cultural representations of under-represented groups.

The VCRG prides itself on its commitment to creating an atmosphere of generosity and mutual respect, which we feel is crucial to fostering a sustainable research culture in which (emerging) researchers feel genuinely supported. Alongside providing support for research outputs the VCRG acts as a forum for curriculum development in Visual Culture. We teach critical thinking to all undergraduate and most postgraduate students in Art & Design at UWE as well as undertaking PhD supervision.