joanne Lee



Pam Flett Press

Vague Terrain #4 2015

Gumming up the works, #3 2014

Call yourself a bloody professional, #1 2011

Lord Biro & the writing on the wall, #2 2011

Books / book chapters

The Art of Failure in The Importance of Failure. Edited by Ivor Tymchak & Richard Michie, Bettakultcha 2014

Exploring the metaphorical terrain in Traci Kelly’s Feeling It For You (Perspective) - Seers in residence publication, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University 2014

‘Without a master’: learning art through an open curriculum, appears in The Concept of the ‘Master’: in art education in Britain and Ireland, 1770 to the present. Edited by Matthew Potter,  Ashgate 2013

Languages for Learning to Delight in Art in In(ter)discipline: New Languages for Criticism. Edited by Gillian Beer, Malcolm Bowie and Beate Perrey, Legenda 2007

Drafts/Draughts: Volume 9 Transmission: The Rules of Engagement Co-authored with Julie Westerman, Artwords Press 2006

Creative projects (several also include images)

White windows, appears in an artist’s book, White Window, by Abigale Neate Wilson 2015

100 words appears on Soglitudes a site exploring threshold states and places, curated by Tanja Barazon, 2015

Nine rather disconnected paragraphs: on mental health, capitalism, creative education and the politics of friendship appears in a publication for the 37 pieces of flair season at the NewBridge Project Space, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Curated by Andrew Wilson and Toby Lloyd for the NewBridge Project 2014

Forms of Distraction appears in a publication produced for the Distractions exhibition at the Castle, a pub in Walthamstow, London. It formed part of a project with Rachel Fox, Gisli Bergmann, Samuel Mercer and Hannah Ellis.

Signs and Wonders, an essay on journeying between Brighton and Nottingham, appears on Somewhere Else, a new travel blog edited by Hugh Dichmont. It is accompanied by an image from Chie Hosaka, 2013

Some episodes. Park Hill. Sheffield, appears in an artists’ book 23, 500t produced by Ola Ståhl and Terje Östling, In Edit Mode Press. Malmö 2013

Record, Ice Cream for Quo: issue 12 Edited by Stephen Fall, London 2010

Edging Out, Periphery, Edited by Aaron Juneau, Jonathan Watts & Harriet Mitchell, YH485 Press, Great Yarmouth, 2009

Sniffing the air, The Eccentric City: no k/3, Edited by Harry Palmer & Si Walker, Birmingham 2009

Feeling my way, Ice Cream for Quo: issue 5 Edited by Stephen Fall, London 2008

Things can always be different, The Eccentric City: no 1b, Edited by Harry Palmer & Si Walker, Birmingham 2008

Pang, Ice Cream for Quo: issue 1 Edited by Stephen Fall, London 2007

Mucky Ann, The Eccentric City: no 1a, Edited by Harry Palmer & Si Walker, Birmingham 2006/2007

Catalogue essays / exhibition texts

A continuing conversation, a text for The Nine, an exhibition of work by students graduating from the Open College of the Arts distance learning MA in Fine Art, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield 2014

Long Time Dead, a text for Debra Swann’s exhibition Long Time Dead, Space Station Sixty Five, London 2013

Spheres of Influence in Under the Influence, a catalogue for an exhibition by Mel Cole, James Edgar, Cadi Froehlich, Rose Gibbs, Peter Nencini, Flora Parrott & Jessica Voorsanger at 10-12 Exhibition Road, London. Additional essay by David Cross 2012

Ian Helliwell in Telenesia catalogue/limited edition box accompanying Telenesia, the Julian Konczak curated exhibition at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, Hidrazone/Southampton Solent University 2011 ISBN 978-0-9563140-3-1

The Drowning World: Dan Davis, Michelle McKeown, Terry Shave, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent with Arne De Boever & Charles Danby. Edited by David Bethell, Ian Brown & Johanna Hallsten, AirSpace Publications 2010 ISBN 978-0-9561457-3-4

Getting on: Fine Art 2010, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham 2010

Exhibition Cancelled, Blank Gallery, Brighton to accompany Sam Curtis’ project as part of the House Festival 2010

Listening In and Looking Out, Lucy Stevens’ binaural audio project Walk With Me, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery 2009

Amateur Philosophy, Richard Bartle at V22 Sculpture Show, The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London p 2009

Artificial Intelligence, Debra Swann, Trouble in Paradise, The Wasp Room, Tether 2009

Time and Fire Destroy all Things, Nigel Grimmer, WHITEWALL, Milton Keynes Contemporary, Milton Keynes 2008 ISBN 978-0-9557737-4-7

Curio Island: Ayling and Conroy, Double Acts, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, May - June 2007

Wondering about being interested: Fine Art 2008, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham 2008

Permission to Speak: Anne Lydiat, The Freud Museum, London 2002

Frame: Uta Barth, Duncan Higgins & Carter Potter, Site Gallery, Sheffield 2000 ISBN 1 899926-75-5

Magazine / web articles

Cross Platform: Ian Helliwell and Practical Electronica, The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music, issue 336, Feb 2012

Make Do and Bend: the ad-hoc in sculptural practice, paper for a talks series accompanying the Undone exhibition, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2010

Determining creative practice: A symposium held at the University of Bedfordshire, co-authored with Joanna Callaghan, Journal of Media Practice, vol 11, issue 3, 2010

Unprofessional Development, on amateurism as a critical strategy, a-n Interface 2009

Cross Platform: Zoe Laughlin and the Materials Library, The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music, issue 294, Aug 2008

Neither Resolution Nor Meaning: the books of Sharon Kivland, The Blue Notebook, Vol 1, No 2, 2007

Going the Distance: artist’s communication and collaboration across Europe, Beyond the UK, a-n Collections, Vol 4, Newcastle 2006

Didactic Parameters, co-authored with Richard Woodfield, in ‘Concepts on the Move’, Lier en Boog: Series of Philosophy of Art and Art Theory, Edited by Annette W. Balkema and Henk Slager, Dutch Society of Aesthetics/Editions Rodopi, Vol 17 2002

Why I believe students are too concerned with failure to experiment with art, Times Higher Educational Supplement, April 2 2004


Pretty Disastrous: Craig Fisher, James Freeman Gallery, a-n Interface, 2012

Soon All Your Neighbours Will Be Artists, book review a-n Magazine, Nov 2011

Voodoo Chanel, Grey Area, Brighton, a-n Magazine, May 2011

Pile, Surface Gallery, a-n Interface, 2010

Curating and the Educational Turn, book review, a-n Magazine, Oct 2010

Off the Latch, Open Market, Brighton, a-n Interface, 2010

Territories: Grace Siregar, Grey Area, Brighton, a-n Magazine, June 2010

Part 1: Sixes & Sevens, Surface Gallery, Nottingham a-n Interface, 2010

Hidden Persuaders: Louise Bristow, Permanent Gallery, Brighton a-n Magazine, 2009

Its all about paradise 2, Blank Gallery, Brighton a-n Magazine, Dec 2009/Jan 2010

The Incommensurable Banner: Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton a-n Magazine, Dec 2008/Jan 2009

Cut n Shunt: Craig Fisher, J. A. Nicholls & Debra Swann, Contemporary Art projects, a-n Interface, 2008

The University of Google: education in the (post) information age, book review, Art, Design & Media Subject Centre: University of Brighton, 2008

Colour out of Space, festival review, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music, issue 285, Nov 2007

ELIA Teachers’ Academy Papers, book review, Art, Design & Media Subject Centre: University of Brighton, 2007

Inner Voice: Asta Gröting at Leeds Varieties, event review, Henry Moore Institute Newsletter, May 2004

Conferences & Talks

Independent publishing, intellectual freedom and making comrades, a presentation for Nottingham Zine Festival 2014, organised by Thrive Collective, 11th October 2014

Independent publishing, intellectual freedom and talking (about) shit, a presentation for Researcher Essentials: Publishing and how to get Published, Loughborough University School of the Arts, 17th June 2014

In-between in the terrain vague, a presentation for Art of the Edgelands, a symposium for Spacex Gallery / University of Exeter, 26th April 2014

'Barely indicative of a method’: researching with Perec, a paper for Species of Spaces: A Transdisciplinary Conference on the Work of Georges Perec, Teeside University/the Modern Humanities Research Association, 28th March 2014

The Art of Failure, a presentation for The Importance of Failure, Bettakultcha, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 28 January 2014

Exploring the vague terrain, the opening talk in Desire lines: Art, Edgelands and the Urban Wilds, a symposium organised by Buddleia in North Manchester, 17 October 2013

‘Keep chewing, look around you’: essaying the everyday through the Pam Flett Press, a paper at the Centre for Modern Studies, University of York conference Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian, 26-27 September 2013. 

What do you study when you study Fine Art: An Open Curriculum? Co-authored presentation with Sean Cummins for Challenging Pedagogies strand of Paradox Fine Art European Forum Biennial Conference in Granada, Spain, 12-13 September 2013. 

Respondent, with Frank Abbott to the work of artist/NTU PhD student Belén Cerezo and Active Ingredient member/University of Nottingham PhD student Rachel Jacobs in the first Old Skool Breaks, at Primary, Nottingham, 16 July 2013

What do you study when you study Fine Art: An Open Curriculum? a presentation with Sean Cummins for Research In and Through Practice, College of Art & Design and the Built Environment Research Conference, 5 July 2013

For rigorous impropriety: the digressive, excessive enquiries of the Pam Flett Press, a performance reading at Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer, People’s History Museum, Manchester, organised by Loughborough University’s RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt group, Friday 14 June.

Chewing things over: the digressive, excessive enquiries of the Pam Flett Press, Visual and Material Delights 4, a symposium on art, design & visual culture featuring staff & students researching in the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Gumming, a presentation for Bettakultcha, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 24 April 2013

Gumming, a presentation for Huddersfield Literature Festival takes over PechaKuchaNight, Media Centre, Huddersfield, 14 March 2013

Make Do and Bend  a paper for the talks series 'Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture', which accompanied the Undone exhibition, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 13 Oct 2010

An Open Curriculum: Turning education ‘outside in’, a paper for iPED09: 4th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference, ‘Researching Beyond Boundaries’; Academic Communities without Borders, University of Coventry, 14-15 September 2009

Neither city nor countryside: thinking through terrains vagues, a paper for Land and Identity symposium, University of Derby, 16 May 2009

On terrains vagues and what might be gleaned from the city, a paper for Living Landscapes: an international conference on performance, landscape and environment, University of Aberystwyth 18-21 June 2009

'Call yourself a bloody professional?': on amateurism as a creative and critical strategy, a presentation for Platform research talks series, Winchester School of Art, 23 October 2008

‘Scattered with marvels’: an investigation into the aesthetics of urban life, presentation/participation in Sensuous Knowledge 5: Questioning Qualities, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway, 24-26 September 2008

‘Without a master’: a case study in contemporary Fine Art education, a paper for Learning from the Masters: the use of art history by artist-teachers, a conference at University of Plymouth, 9-10 May 2008

Amateur, a talk for the professional practice strand of MA Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, 3 April 2008

Pricked in the eye: a carnal response to art, a paper for Conception/Reception: Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Bristol University, 31 March-2 April 2005

Failing to fail: on the anxieties of art education, a paper for Old/New: Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, 1-3 April 2004

Enchanted by reality: rethinking documentary practices, a paper for The State of the Real conference, Glasgow School of Art, 21-22 November 2003

Making do, wasting time, letting go: approaches to creativity, a paper for Creativity, Culture and Environment: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment - UK, Annual Conference, Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds, 6-8 September 2002

Is the local necessarily parochial? A paper for the Philosophies of Place Symposium, Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Lancaster 2002

Curiosity and enchantment: languages for learning to delight in art, a paper for In(ter)discipline: New Languages for Criticism conference, University of Cambridge 2001

Eye Candy: the allure of ‘luminous shine’, a paper for Shine: Reflections of 20th Century Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds 2001


Joanne Lee and Duncan Higgins on Art Education, an interview/discussion on Tethervision, 2009

Joanne Lee & Sean Cummins participate in Art Crits: 20 Questions A Commisioned Artists Video. Elements of this also appear in Art Crits: 20 Questions - A Pocket Guide Produced by Q-Art.

Awards / fellowships

2004  Critical Enchantment Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowship

2002 Made Up Arts and Humanities Research Board Small Grant in the Visual and Performing Arts