PhD Research Studentship - University of Gloucestershire

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Stand and Stare: Curating and Commissioning contemporary art in a rural context

Faculty of Media, Art and Communications

Applications are invited for a three year, full-time PhD research studentship in the Department of Art and Design to the value of £12,500 pa plus fees, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Stonyer, Professor of Fine Art.

The Studentship is supported by Great Western Research and the Forestry Commission, and will be supervised in collaboration with the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England.

The research will examine the changing role of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust within the context of rural regeneration.

It will record the history of Sculpture Trail, examine past and present curatorial policies and devise future strategies for its future development and enhancement of its contribution to the rural economy.

It is expected that the successful applicant will register for a PhD degree, and will already have completed a relevant Master's degree.

Professor Andrew Stonyer may be contacted for informal discussion on 01242 714967 or by email: astonyer [at]

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An application form may be downloaded from

or obtained from the Research Administration Office:

Research Administration Office
University of Gloucestershire
The Park
GL50 2RH

Tel: 01242 714179

Email: researchadmin [at]

Closing date for applications: 7 December

Interviews are expected to take place on 16 January 2007

The successful candidate will be expected to commence their studies as soon as possible after 1 March.

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