60 Works

Artist Boss Book, Wunderkammer Press

Jenny Dunseath
Dunseath, J and Wilsher, M, eds. (2016) Artist boss: Anthony Caro's studio assistants and issues of legacy in British sculpture. Wunderkammer Press, Bath. ISBN 9780993551109

Artist Boss is a creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the traditional assistants role, its impact on learning and artistic...

Inspiration: Paper animals

Anthony Head
These childrens' toys were partially the inspiration for the iMigration project.

iMigration: inspiration for the project

Anthony Head
These childrens' toys were partially the inspiration for the iMigration project.

The pinned rows of butterflies and beetles in display cases at Insectarium, Montreal, Canada provided further inspiration for the iMigration project.


Artist Boss - Exhibition, Pool at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK

Jenny Dunseath
Pool was conceived at Anthony Caro's studio as a name for group discussions among Caro's studio assistants and invited guests. The focus was sculpture in a contemporary context. Pool artists will present new work at The Cut. (from the exhibition pamphlet)

This exhibition is a part of Artist Boss -- a research project which includes a publication, exhibitions and a series of events about sculptural legacy.
This item contains example images of the below artists' work...

Artist Boss - Website & Film

Jenny Dunseath
Artist Boss is a creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the traditional assistants role, its impact on learning and artistic careers.
This item contains information about where to access the website (please click the links below to access the Artist Boss website), a screenshot of the...

Puppetry as reinforcement or rupture of cultural perceptions of the disabled body

Laura Purcell-Gates & Emma Fisher
This article proposes puppetry as a practice uniquely situated to intervene in ideological constructions of the disabled body both onstage and off. Examining our current and recent practice-based research that uses puppetry to intervene in cultural perceptions of disability, we put forth a provocation, asking readers to consider the ways in which puppetry practices can be deployed to enable performances by disabled puppeteers as well as in ways that engage with cultural constructions of disability....

A selection of the patterns used for the butterflies

Anthony Head
Each of the 5000 individual butterflies used in the sculpture had a unique pattern design. These images show a few examples of the computer-generated patterns used.

Poster explaining DiTE

Anne Parfitt
The four parts of the DiTE project have been constructed to deliver a comprehensive account of the complexities of teacher preparation. What we will learn from each of the elements as we progress through the study is valuable in itself but when considered in combination, the outputs form a robust body of knowledge.

Artist Boss - Exhibition at New Arts Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Jenny Dunseath
Documentation of an exhibition running from 19th November 2016 to 29th January 2017, curated by Jenny Dunseath & Mark Wilsher, accompanying the Artist Boss creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss specifically focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the ‘traditional assistants’ role, its impact on learning and artistic careers.
This item contains example...

Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) Project: Evaluation Report 2015-16

Sarah Earle & Dan Davies
A evaluation report for the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project, based on interviews with participants in June 2016.

Artist Boss Book, Wunderkammer Press

Jenny Dunseath
Dunseath, J and Wilsher, M, eds. (2016) Artist boss: Anthony Caro's studio assistants and issues of legacy in British sculpture. Wunderkammer Press, Bath. ISBN 9780993551109

Artist Boss is a creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the traditional assistants role, its impact on learning and artistic...

Working scientifically butterfly

Sarah Earle
As part of Bath Spa University's Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project, Victoria Park Primary School developed a 'Working Scientifically Butterfly'. Using their school emblem of a butterfly, it is filled with scientific enquiry skills. teacher can put this on their wall to use a a teaching aid, for example, teachers could ask the children: 'what are we/have we focused on today?'Further information and an explanation of how the school use the tool can...

Artist Boss - Learning Resources

Jenny Dunseath
Artist Boss is a creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the traditional assistants role, its impact on learning and artistic careers.
This item contains Learning Resources on the project, created by the researcher.

The Tarrare Project: History of Medicine and The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak

Laura Purcell-Gates
Research programme given to audience members at 2015 premiere of puppet chamber opera The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak at the Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Tobacco Factory Theatres. Documents the collaborative research, which informed the development of the show, into the case study of 18th-century medical anomaly Tarrare by Dr Laura Purcell-Gates, Dr Alan Bates, Dr David Turner, Dr John Lee and the intercalated BA in Medical Humanities programme at Bristol University.

Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) Project: Evaluation Report 2015-16

Sarah Earle & Dan Davies
A evaluation report for the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project, based on interviews with participants in June 2016.

Artist Boss - Research Timeline

Jenny Dunseath
Artist Boss is a creative research project, which explores the relationship between artist and assistant. Initiated by Bath Spa University and Norwich University of the Arts, Artist Boss focuses on the prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924 – 2013), investigating the traditional assistants role, its impact on learning and artistic careers.
This item contains the Research Timeline for the project.

Working scientifically butterfly

Sarah Earle
As part of Bath Spa University's Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project, Victoria Park Primary School developed a 'Working Scientifically Butterfly'. Using their school emblem of a butterfly, it is filled with scientific enquiry skills. teacher can put this on their wall to use a a teaching aid, for example, teachers could ask the children: 'what are we/have we focused on today?'Further information and an explanation of how the school use the tool can...

alternate between attention and ease

James Saunders
alternate between attention and ease explores cognitive load and the way we remember associations between pairs of unrelated elements. Cognitive load is the amount of mental effort needed to remember things in different situations. An example of it in practice is the children's party game where a tray of objects is displayed before being hidden, and then participants are asked to remember as many of the items as possible. The difficulty of this task is...

A selection of the final butterfly designs

Anthony Head
The final butterfly designs were organised into pairs so that each pattern to the 'front' of the individual butterfly had a corresponding pattern for the 'back' of the butterfly on a separate document. This file shows the first 10 double sided pages of butterfly designs. 90 out of the 5000 butterflies created for the sculpture.

Ambient Literature Participant Research

Michael Marcinkowski & Amy5.Spencer@Uwe.Ac.Uk
This dataset contains transcripts of interviews with participants as part of the Ambient Literature research project. These interviews were conducted in June and July 2017 and March, April, and May of 2018 regarding participants' experiences of commissioned works of new media. Interviews were conducted face to face immediately after they completed one of the experiences or were conducted later over the telephone or Skype. The interviews were conducted in a semi structured fashion, following interview...

alternate between attention and ease

James Saunders
alternate between attention and ease explores cognitive load and the way we remember associations between pairs of unrelated elements. Cognitive load is the amount of mental effort needed to remember things in different situations. An example of it in practice is the children's party game where a tray of objects is displayed before being hidden, and then participants are asked to remember as many of the items as possible. The difficulty of this task is...

TAPS poster 2015.pdf

Sarah Earle
A summary poster produced in 2015 for the third year of the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project which is based at Bath Spa Institute for Education and funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
TAPS aims to develop support for valid, reliable and manageable teacher assessment, which will have a positive impact on pupil learning in primary science.

Initial computer modelling

Anthony Head
These images show exterior and interior shots from a computer modelling programme created to show how the sculpture would be situated in the abbey environment.

Puppetry as reinforcement or rupture of cultural perceptions of the disabled body

Laura Purcell-Gates & Emma Fisher
This article proposes puppetry as a practice uniquely situated to intervene in ideological constructions of the disabled body both onstage and off. Examining our current and recent practice-based research that uses puppetry to intervene in cultural perceptions of disability, we put forth a provocation, asking readers to consider the ways in which puppetry practices can be deployed to enable performances by disabled puppeteers as well as in ways that engage with cultural constructions of disability....

Leaky Boundaries: Transversing the Abject through Puppetry Performance

Laura Purcell-Gates
Plenary paper presented at American Society for Theatre Research Conference Trans-. Minneapolis, MN, US. 4 November 2016In Wattle and Daub’s The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, a reanimated corpse puppet leaks blood, excrement, and saliva on his journey through military torture, medical treatment, and morbid illness. In moments of memory, body parts of Snuff Puppets’ giant Everybody puppet detach from its dying body and secrete. Each of these moments unsettles the boundary between puppet...

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