PAD Edition 2 - Editors Overview
The Northern School of Art
The second issue of PAD (Perspectives in Art & Design) focuses on a broach range of issues regarding creativity, and how these can be viewed through the dialectal of visual language.
Jonny Bussell in his paper How to give students a Professional Production experience whilst still teaching Technique, has provided a means to analyse strategies for enabling an environment for student acting productions that is as close to the professional world as possible, whilst ensuring the environment simultaneously allows students to learn and develop skills. Jonny is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Acting at The Northern School of Art.
Svea Hartle has provided a focus on colour theory in her article Chinese Colour Symbolism: On the Hidden Layers of Yimou Zhang’s Hero (2002) and the Absence of Chinese Colour Theory in the Academic Debate. Svea’s focus on Yimou Zhang’s Hero (2002) is a paramount example of the symbolically charged use of colour in contemporary Chinese cinema. Svea is a final year student on the BA (Hons) Creative Film and Moving Image at The Northern School of Art.
Maria van Kampen is a Level 5 student of the BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design Programme at The Northern School of Art. Her article The early mechanisation of British textile production and the importance of Anna Maria Garthwaite to the Silk Industry, highlights important changes in British textile production in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Maria’s focus is on the silk industry and particularly on Anna Maria Garthwaite, who played a major role in the improvement of the Spitalfields luxury silk production during that time.
Suzanne Treacy graduated from the Northern School of Art with a degree in BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design in 2019. Her article Opus Anglicanum: What is the significance of English Medieval Embroidery, why did it change in style during the fourteenth century, and what is its legacy? was a result of the innovative research that resulted in her dissertation. Suzanne wishes to continue her studies, by studying for an MA in Design History.
Craig York is a final year student on the BA (Hons) Creative Film and Moving Image at The Northern School of Art. His article An Analysis of Gender: Representation and the Taboo within the Horror Genre reveals how attitudes and representations of gender in horror films, have changed since its official concept, thanks to the introduction of feminism and queer theory, leading the genre out of the ideals of exploitation and more into the ideals of feminist empowerment, both within television and film.