Loraine Leeson

Senior Lecturer

Visual Arts

Middlesex University

art practice and the community, fine art, socially engaged art, social practice, community arts, practice-led research, research supervision

Dr. Loraine Leeson is a visual artist who works through social engagement. This specialism underpins her role as programme leader for MA Art and Social Practice and module leader for the exit degree BA Fine Art Social Practice in the Department of Visual Arts - also her previous appointment as Fulbright Scholar in Residence at University of Washington Tacoma, where she introduced community engagement into its programmes. Loraine is director of the arts charity cSPACE, and chair of the strategy group Arts for Labour plus the film and video production and training centre Four Corners. Her research focuses on the role of art in social change through bringing community-based knowledge into the public domain. She is particularly known for her work in support of the campaigning communities of Lomore...

Phd in Art, Communities and Social Change: excavation of a socially situated practice, University of Ulster, 2009.

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  1. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2020) Active Energy: Communities countering Climate Change. Women Eco Artists Dialog - Magazine & Directory (11) . [Article]
  2. Buser, Michael, Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911, Rathore, Manohar, Roy, Anurupa and Sabnani, Nina (2020) Interdisciplinary research in Rajasthan, India: exploring the role of culture and art to support rural development and water management. Water Alternatives, 13 (3) . pp. 822-842. ISSN 1965-0175 [Article]
  3. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2013) Active energy: turbine on the Thames. [Artefact]
  4. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2017) Active energy - Three Mills water wheel. [Artefact]
  5. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2020) Active energy - visual narrative. [Digital artefact]
  6. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2007) Active Energy web site. [Digital artefact]
  7. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2020) The things that make you sick. In: Feminist art activisms and artivisms. Deepwell, Katy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8188-0895, ed. Plural . Valiz, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 228-235. ISBN 9789492095725. [Book Section]
  8. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2019) Practice-based teaching in MA Art and Social Practice and BA Fine Art Social Practice. Work Based Learning e-Journal International, 8 (2) . pp. 110-115. ISSN 2044-7868 [Article]
  9. Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 (2020) Geezer power: the Active Energy project. In: Culture, community and climate: conversations and emergent praxis. Povall, Richard, ed. art.earth, Dartington, UK. ISBN 9780995719644. [Book Section]
  10. Desorgues, Juliette ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911, Leeson, Loraine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-3911 and Dunn, Peter (2019) De l’art comme forme d’activisme, entretien avec Peter Dunn et Loraine Leeson par Juliette Desorgues [Interview available in French and English]. Switch (on Paper) journal, Paris. [Other]