Fàilte – Welcome

James Oliver is a research artist and academic at the Faculty of the VCA and MCM, The University of Melbourne. His work ranges broadly across artistic and cultural research in the context of social practices in the arts. Outside of the university sector, James has worked as an arts development officer at the former Scottish Arts Council, and as a researcher, speechwriter and press officer at the Scottish Parliament. James is a Sgitheanach (he is from the Isle of Skye) in the Scottish Hebrides. His Gàidhlig (Gaelic) and islander cultural heritage has deeply informed his research and creative perspectives.

  • creative practice and artistic research
  • practice-as-research
  • methodology and pedagogy
  • social and sensory ethnography
  • place, space, mobilities
  • cultural memory and identities
  • land, language and belongings
  • Gàidhealtachd/Gàidhlig –  Scottish Hebrides and Highlands

Selected details of his research is available at academia.edu.

image credits and documents of research: © james oliver|jamesoliverculture

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