Dr Kayla Parker
Profiles

Dr Kayla Parker

Lecturer in Media Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Kayla can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Animation
  • Artists' moving image
  • Feminist film
  • Film-making
Biography

Biography

Artist film-maker whose research interests centre around subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from posthuman feminist perspectives, with an interest in the interface between still and moving image. In her practice, she uses a process-based methodology informed by écriture féminine to explore the interrelationship between bodies and forgotten, liminal spaces. Recent projects include the film poem, The Other Side of Now (2021), a Creative Associates collaborative project with the academic and poet David Sergeant and film-maker and sound artist Stuart Moore. Father-land, the collaborative essay film with Moore (2018), was supported by an artist residency hosted by Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre and won the 2020 BAFTSS Practice Research Award for Experimental/Essay Film. Her 2017 film, On Location, observes a year’s cycle of seasonal changes and meteorological phenomena in the countryside hollow way visited by the British avant-garde artist Annabel Nicolson forty years previously. She directed the short film, Heaven is a Place (2014), a collaboration with Roberta Mock and Ruth Way, which was made in partnership with Pride in Plymouth and the LGBT+ community for an international project inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, funded by the EU Cultural Programme. 

The recipient of many commissions and awards, her experimental moving image artworks have been presented internationally, in touring programmes such as the ICA Biennials, and exhibitions and festivals, with television broadcasts on Channel 4, ITV and the BBC in the UK and in Australia, Canada, France, Austria, and Germany. In the 1990s she is notable for creating innovative animated films, such as the Animate! commissioned Cage of Flame (1992) and Sunset Strip (1996), along with As Yet Unseen (1994) for BFI Production, and Project, commissioned for the opening of the Lux Centre in 1997. Her work since 2000 includes the films Inner City (2001) for Year of the Artist; Small World (2007), commissioned for the AHRC-funded project between University for the Creative Arts and University of Dundee, screened at the Definitive Stories section of the National Review of Live Art; Teign Spirit (2009), an Animate Projects commission for Sea Change; environmental site-specific direct animations such as Flora (2011), Reach (2014) and Flow (2020); and Maelstrom (2014), supported by a Moving Image Art Bursary from UWE and RWA.

She is a lecturer in media arts at University of Plymouth where she supervises artists' doctoral research projects and co-convenes the Arts Research Network research cluster. She is a member of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business ethics and integrity committee, the Arts Institute programming group and co-ordinates the Faculty's Early Career Researcher Network in partnership with ECR colleagues. She has convened several symposia and presented many screening programmes of artists' moving image. Her publications include chapters and extended essays on film-making, such as the British avant-garde artist Annabel Nicolson's film performance, Reel Time, and the direct animation of Orcadian film poet Margaret Tait. She gained her PhD in 2015 for a thesis examining gender and women's creative practice in direct animation.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Plymouth
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE), University of Plymouth
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Gwent College of Higher Education (Newport Art School)
Diploma Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers (SIAD), Norwich School of Art and Design
East Anglian Diploma of Vocational Art and Design (distinction), Norwich School of Art and Design

Professional membership

British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS, Special Interest Groups: Practice Research, and Essay Film)
Producer/Director: Prospect Union (BECTU)
Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA)
Animation Alliance UK
Affiliate: International Association of English Speaking Directors Organisations (IAESDO)
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Roles on external bodies

Academic reviewer for Screenworks, the online publication of practice research in film and screen media; Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol (2018 to date)

Media Innovation Network steering group (University of Plymouth representative, 2015-17)
Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) UWE, Bristol (affiliate, 2014-17)
Sweet FA partnership between Plymouth Arts Centre, Moving Image Arts (MIA) research, and Sundog Media; the Sweet FA initiative introduced and investigated film-making and moving image in contemporary visual arts (University of Plymouth representative and co-founder, 2013-15)
Barefoot: the Plymouth Arts Education Partnership Agency, responsible for artists' residencies in schools, artists' projects with schools, and other creative initiatives with schools, children and young people in the Plymouth area (University of Plymouth board member, 2009-10)
Parsian Multimedia, a not-for-profit Iranian refugee cultural production group, working in collaboration and partnership with displaced communities in Plymouth and south west Britain; supported by AviD Vital, Diverse Arts, and Refugees First, Plymouth (advisor, 2008-09)
decibel, Arts Council England South West: decibel was launched by the Arts Council in 2003to raise the profile of under-represented BME (black and minority ethnic) artists via a professional mentoring programme (creative advisor, 2005-06)

1990s:
South West Media Development Agency (SWMDA) board member and company director
Arts Council and Channel 4 Animate member of awards selection and interview panels
The Celtic Film and Television Festival Cornish selection jury
Cornwall Media Resource management committee, Redruth (South West Arts representative)
Cinema 100, the body that developed and presented the UK-wide programme of activities and events to celebrate 100 years of cinema in 1995, member of Plymouth steering committee
Eastern Arts film and video production board, advisory member and selection committee
South West Arts film and video production awards, member of selection panel

Key publications

Parker K (2017) 'On Location' Screenworks 7, (3 Special Issue: Radical Filmmaking) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Postgraduate Research Supervision: currently 9 PhD candidates, including 6 as Director of Studies. LGBT+ Ally. Co-convener, with Dr Carole Baker, of the Arts Research Network research group, which provides a community of critical practice for ECR and independent artist-researchers in the School of Art, Design and Media.

Research

Research

Research interests

Artists' moving image, subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, posthuman feminism

Research groups

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Anna Walker (2016) for a PhD thesis entitled, 'In and Out of Memory: Exploring the Tension between Remembering and Forgetting When Recalling 9/11, a Traumatic Event'

Claudia Pilsl (2020) for a PhD thesis entitled, 'Photography and Its Contribution to the Understanding of Digital Porosity'

Margaret Hart (2020) for a PhD thesis entitled, 'Collage in the Posthuman Era: Gender and Becoming'

Charlotte Reardon (2020) for a ResM thesis entitled, 'Experiments in Materiality and Representation: The London Film-Makers' Cooperative 1968 - 1979'

Lucietta Williams (2021) for a PhD thesis entitled, 'Lens-less capture and emerging moving imaging technologies: An investigation into the ways in which digital pinhole capture and advances in lens-less imaging in computational photography may affect the form and content of moving images'

Grants & contracts

Awards, grants and commissions selected

2021 Creative Associates 2021 Award, Sustainable Earth Institute; for the film poem, The Other Side of Now, a collaboration with Dr David Sergeant and Stuart Moore

2021 R1 research award, for attendance and delivery of paper at BAFTSS 8th Annual Conference 2021: Time and the Body in Film, University of Southampton, UK

2020 The BAFTSS Practice Research Award. Category: Essay/Experimental film; British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Practice Research Portfolio 2020

2019-20 R1 research award, for attendance and delivery of paper at Mining Memories: New Explorations in Cinema, Memory and the Past, University College Cork, Ireland

2018-19 R1 research award, for chairing essay film panel and delivery of paper at BAFTSS 7th Annual Conference 2019: Intersecting Identities: Race, Sex, NationUniversity of Birmingham, UK

2018-19 R1 research award, for attendance and delivery of paper at 5th International Conference of Photography and Theory [ICPT2018], PHOTOGRAPHIES & CONFLICT: Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife, Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus

2017-18 R1 research award, for attendance and delivery of papers (essay film and practice research panels) at BAFTSS 6th Annual Conference 2018: Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetics, University of Canterbury, Kent, UK

2017-18 R1 research award, for location sound work and additional filming in Nicosia for Plymouth-NiMAC Artist in Residence film, Father-land

2017-18 R1 research award, for attendance and delivery of a paper at Essay Film and Narrative Techniques: Screenwriting Non-fiction Symposium, University of York, UK

2016-17 R1 research award, for attendance and delivery of a paper at #Cinema is Dead, the 3rd International Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media Conference, University College Cork, Ireland

2016 Plymouth-Nicosia Artist in Residence Award, Plymouth University and Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC, Associated with the Pierides Foundation), Nicosia, Cyprus; for the Father-land project

2015-16 R1 research awards (2), for Escaping Notice: the Annabel Nicolson project

2014 CMIR-RWA Moving Image Art Bursary, from Centre for Moving Image Research, UWE, and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, for Maelstrom

2014 16mm film commission from River Tamar Project for It's All About the River film festival, for Reach

2014 Grant from the Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) Support Fund for Engaging Communities, for Reach 360 installation at Calstock Arts, Cornwall

2013 Grant from the Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) Support Fund, for development of the Heaven on Earth? project with the LGBT community in Plymouth

2013 Funding from The Culture Programme of the European Union awarded for the project  Heaven on Earth?, with artists from Greece, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, France and Italy, inspired by acclaimed novelist, playwright and activist Jean Genet (Paris, 1910-1986). It focuses on the artistic interpretation and research of Genet's works and philosophy as well as the exploration of issues stemming from his cultural legacy (with Roberta Mock and Ruth Way; European project co-ordination by Evi Sfikaki/World-CEF Culture).

2012 R1 research award from the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research (MADr), University of Plymouth, for Foyer Space artist's residency and STITCH, durational 16mm film-sewing performance

2012 ICCI commission, Welcome to the Treasuredome 360 artists' moving image festival, for Maritime Mix - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme, Weymouth (with Stuart Moore); funded by Creative England

2011 Cinema City Artists' Moving Image Award for Cinematic City, a Sundog Media production directed, filmed and edited by Stuart Moore; and produced by Kayla Parker; for Plymouth Arts Centre, funded by South West Screen and Arts Council England.

2010 R1 research award from the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research (MADr), University of Plymouth, for 16mm film Brighton Road Movie

2010 ICCI Award as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme in the South West, for 360 film Nectar (with Stuart Moore)

2010 R1 research award from the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research (MADr), University of Plymouth, for Measure.

2010 Media Innovation Award: Independent Film for Sea Front, a Sundog Media production directed, filmed and edited by Stuart Moore; and produced by Kayla Parker.

2009 Animate Projects commission for the Sea Change initiative of CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.

2009 CEPPL Award: Supporting Learning in the Workplace (Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning, University of Plymouth).

2009 Media Innovation Award: Collaboration between Business and Young People for There2 Care: The Voice of Young Carers; Sundog Media production with young people at The Zone, Young Carers Project, Plymouth.

2008 R1 research award, Plymouth College of Art and Design, for Immersion exhibition by Locate research group.

2008 Hold, large scale outdoor 16mm film projection, Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth.

2007 Travel bursary: Plymouth Media-Partnership (PM-P), for attendance at Aurora, Norwich.

2007 Definitive Stories, National Review of Live Art Screening Programme, New Moves International, Glasgow (AHRC project led by Stephen Littman University for the Creative Arts, and Peter E. Richardson University of Dundee).

2005 First Light Movies / The UK Film Council.

2005 RIFE Lottery Award, South West Screen.

2004 Wild Ideas, Bristol Natural History Consortium and Innovations South West, SWERDA.

2004 no.w.here, London.

2003 Awards for All Project Award, the Barefoot Project and the National Lottery.

2002 Living City Project Award, Plymouth Arts Centre, South West Arts and the National Lottery.

2001 Filmwaves, LUX, London.

2001 Dartmoor Lives and Landscapes, Aune Head Arts.

2000 Miniature Film, Poetry International, Royal Festival Hall.

2000 Women of Achievement Award (nominated, finalist).

2000 TX 2000, Film Production Award, South West Media Development Agency and Carlton Broadcasting.

2000 Year of the Artist Project Award, South West Arts.

1999 Film and Video Production Award, South West Media Development Agency.

1999 Arts Grant, Plymouth City Council.

1998 Exhibition Initiatives Award, South West Media Development Agency.

1997 Silver Award, Hamburg Short Film Festival.

1997 One Minute Film, London Film-Makers‘ Co-op, Lux and National Lottery.

1997 Awards for All Project Award, National Lottery.

1997 The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Art, from the City of Plymouth (for the development and presentation of the START moving image festival, and promotion of the work of moving image artists and film-makers of southwest Britain).

1996 Film and Video Art Production Award, the Arts Council.

1994 Animated Poem, Poetry International, Royal Festival Hall.

1994 Animate! Award, the Arts Council and Channel 4.

1994 Production Projects Fund Award, British Film Institute.

1993 Film and Video Production Award, South West Arts.

1993 One Minute Television, Arts Council and BBC2’s The Late Show.

1993 The Dick Award (nominated: finalist).

1993 Cinewomen Award (nominated: highly commended).

1991 Canan nan Gaidhael (The Language of the Gael), ScottishTV.

1991 Animate! Award, the Arts Council and Channel 4.

1990 Artists’ Film, Video and Broadcasting Award, the Arts Council.

1990 Award of Merit, Cork Film Festival.

1989 Television South West and South West Arts Film Award.

1988 Film and Video Award, South West Arts.

Creative practice & artistic projects

Solo exhibitions

2017 'On Location: Kayla Parker', Plymouth Arts Centre; Gallery in the Cinema artist’s moving image exhibition programme
2014 'Reach' (with Stuart Moore), Calstock Arts Centre, Cornwall; 360 gallery installation with surround sound
2010 'Hand Eye Visions' (with Stuart Moore), Cine-City, Lighthouse, Brighton
2005 'Verge' (with Stuart Moore), Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall
2004 'Stuart Moore & Kayla Parker' (with Stuart Moore), Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall
1994 'Frame by Frame', Plymouth Arts Centre

Touring programmes

2009 to date 'One Minute' volumes 3-10, curated by Kerry Baldry, worldwide

2014-18 'The Birth of Memory', Exim Dance, UK
2012-18 'Move on Up; and Marking Time; Animate Retrospective, Animate Projects, worldwide
2011-14 'Making Tracks', Whirlygig Cinema and Cabinet of Living Cinema, UK
2005 'Tricky Women: Festivals im Dialog', Austria
2003 'Roadshow', Grizedale Arts, with Rêl Institute, UK
2001 'Gene', Halloween, UK
2000 'Music in May: UK2000 Creativity and Innovation', Singapore (British Council)
1998 'British Animation Awards: Public Choice', UK
1997 'Impakt 97: Stars on 35', Highlights Tour of the Netherlands
1996 'European Media Art Festival Tour', EMAF, Germany
1995 'Free Radicals', ICA Film and Video
1995 'What You See is What You Get', ICA Biennial of Independent Film and Video
1995 'Women Making Movies', BFI and WFTV
1994 'Hygiene and Hysteria', London Filmmakers Co-op, UK and Europe
1992 'Arrows of Desire', ICA Biennial of Independent Film and Video, worldwide
1991 'European Media Art Festival Tour', EMAF, Germany
1990 'Metaphors, Monologues and Landscapes', Film and Video Umbrella, worldwide
1990 'Out of the West: Independent Film and Video', South West Arts, UK
1990 'Getting Animated', Arts Council, UK

Collections and archives

Animation Research Centre (ARC) Archive, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
Aniont (Animation Online Theatre), Czech Republic
ASIFA Archive, Cinematheque, Lausanne, Switzerland
British Council, London, UK
BFI National Archive
British Film and Video Artists' Study Collection, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Archive, Osnabrück, Germany
Mediawave Archive, Győr, Hungary
National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
National Film and Television Archive (NFTVA), BFI Collections, British Film Institute, London, UK
National Review of Live Art (NRLA) Archive, University of Bristol, UK
PoetryFilm Archive, London, UKShort Film Archive, KurzFilmAgentur, Hamburg, Germany
Southbank Centre Poetry Library, London, UK
South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) Plymouth, UK
Sydney College of Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia
Videoteca de la Fundación Provincial de Cultura, Cádiz, Spain
The Children’s Film Library, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Women's Art Library (MAKE), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Film distribution

All titlesSundog Media is the principal distributor and sales agent. Contact: sundogmedia@gmail.com

LUX distributes 9 titles, Looks FamiliarNuclear FamilyUnknown WomanCage of FlameNight SoundingAs Yet UnseenSunset StripProject, and Walking Out. Contact via: https://lux.org.uk/collection/how-to-order/distribution-request-form

Animate Projects distributes 3 titles: Cage of Flame, Sunset Strip, and Teign Spirit. Contact: distribution@animateprojects.org

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Parker K (2017) 'On Location' Screenworks 7, (3 Special Issue: Radical Filmmaking) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Books
Lewin A; Parker K (2020) Gallery in the Cinema. Plymouth University of Plymouth Open access
Hewer C (2005) Learning companion: a study guide for level 3 learners. Plymouth Plymouth Learning and Work Partnership, and the 14 - 19 Pathfinder Project Author Site
Chapters

2018 'Framing memory: return to the zone' [chapter/conference proceedings, with Stuart Moore] in Costa Valenta A. (ed.) AVANCA | CINEMA 2018. Avanca: Edições Cine-Club de Avanca. Publication date: 25 July 2018. pp. 103-108.

2017 'On Location: landscape cinema and digital memory' [chapter/conference proceedings, with Stuart Moore] in Costa Valenta A., Capucho R. (eds) AVANCA | CINEMA 2017. Avanca: Edições Cine-Club de Avanca. Publication: 26 July 2017. pp. 251-255.

2017 'Heaven is a Place: The politics and poetics of LGBT location in a community dance film' [chapter, with Roberta Mock and Ruth Way] in Sarita Malik, Caroline Chapain and Roberta Comunian (eds.) Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and Places. London: Routledge. Publication: 24 April 2017. pp. 191-209.

2016 'Filming the river: memories of the tidal Tamar' [chapter/conference proceedings, with Stuart Moore] in Costa Valenta A., Capucho R. (eds) AVANCA | CINEMA 2016. Avanca: Edições Cine-Club de Avanca. Publication: 1 September 2016. pp. 140-144.

2013 'Jamming the machine: the personal-political in Annabel Nicolson's Reel Time' [chapter] in Rebecca Emmett (ed.) The Arts in popular culture in history. Plymouth: Plymouth University Press (UPP). pp. 217-233.

2012 ‘Moving image production and the pedagogical development of media literacy’ [chapter, with Liam French and Stuart Moore] in Maher Bahloul and Carolyn Graham (eds.) Lights! Camera! Action and the brain: The use of film in education. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. pp. 111-140.

Moore S & Parker K (2018) 'Father-land' in Wells L; Toumazis Y Layers of Visibility Plymouth University of Plymouth Press 79-90 Author Site Open access
Parker K & Moore S (2018) 'Framing Memory: Return to the Zone' in Costa Valente A AVANCA | CINEMA 2018 Avanca Edições Cine-Club de Avanca 103-108 Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K & Moore S (2017) 'On Location: landscape cinema and digital memory' in Costa Valente A; Capucho R AVANCA | CINEMA 2017 Avanca Edições Cine-Club de Avanca 251-255 Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Mock R, Parker K & Way R (2017) 'Heaven is a Place: The politics and poetics of LGBT location in a community dance film' in Malik S; Chapain C; Comunian R Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and Places New York, NY and London Routledge 191-209 Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K & Moore S (2016) 'Filming the river: memories of the tidal Tamar' in Costa Valenta A; Capucho R AVANCA | CINEMA 2016 Avanca, Portugal Edições Cine-Club de Avanca 140-144 Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2013) 'Jamming the machine: the personal-political in Annabel Nicolson’s Reel Time' in Emmett R The Arts and Popular Culture in History: Proceedings of the Role of Arts in History Cross-Disciplinary Conference Plymouth University of Plymouth Press Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K, French L & Moore S (2012) 'Moving image production and the pedagogical development of media literacy' in Bahloul M; Graham C Lights! Camera! Action and the brain. The use of film in education Newcastle upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing Author Site Publisher Site Open access

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

2020 'Camp Followers of the Cold War' Viewfinder magazine Issue 116 (autumn 2020) [essay, with Stuart Moore] (British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council). Available: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/viewfinder/articles/camp-followers-of-the-cold-war/

2018 'Father-land: troubled dialogues in a divided island' in Arts Institute Research Stories 2016/17 [brochure, with Stuart Moore] Plymouth: University of Plymouth. pp. 17 and 18.

2017 'On Location' [moving image artwork and research statement] Screenworks Vol. 7 No. 3 Special Issue 'Radical Filmmaking' ed. Steve Presence. ISSN 2514-3123. Available: http://screenworks.org.uk

2016 'Co-creating in the landscape with Dominica Williamson' TAGSCAPE [catalogue essay for Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-residence exhibition at The Royal Geographic Society Annual International Conference, London, 30 August to 2 September 2016]. Plymouth: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University.

2016 'Not playing ball: Steven Paige’s Let’s Go Bowling' [catalogue essay on printed broadsheet for Gallery in the Cinema artist’s film exhibition in the cinema at Plymouth Arts Centre, 5 to 14 April 2016]. Plymouth: Plymouth Arts Centre and Moving Image Arts.

2015 'Artwork - Kayla Parker - White Body' [film and artist's statement] Critical Contemporary Culture Journal Issue IV PLAY. 1 April 2015. London: LSE. Available: http://www.criticalcontemporaryculture.org/category/issues/issue-iv-play/

2014 'Blobs in tartan colours: Margaret Tait's Painted Eightsome' [essay] Frames Cinema Journal Issue 5 'Framing animation' October 2014. University of St Andrews. ISSN 2053-8812. Available: http://framescinemajournal.com/

2012 'Making Glass' [paper: critical reflection,video documentation with monologue, and film] with Stuart Moore, in Annette Arlander, Yvon Bonenfant and Mary Agnes Covey-Krell (editor-curators) Ex-Trauma: The Opposite of the Traumatic, Experiments and Intensities volume 2, November 2012. Winchester: University of Winchester Press.

2011 'White Body' [film, with research statement and peer reviews] in Charlotte Crofts (ed.) JMP Screenworks Volume 2 AVPhD Issue, Summer 2011.

2011 'White Body: animating feminine pleasure' [paper: written critical reflection, with film and film frame] Body, Space and Technology Journal Volume 10. Number 2. Summer 2011 [print and online]. Brunel University, West London. ISSN 1470-9120.

2010 'Memories wanted' [essay, with film and colour photographic series] in Nicholas Rombes (editor and convenor) REQUIEM // 102.Minute #2916 December 2010.

2010 'Art of research' [feature article/interview with Roberta Mock] in Lee Morgan (ed.) Arts Culture Plymouth Issue 3. June 2010 [print and online]. Exeter: News and Media Republic. pp. 26 - 30.

2002 'Icon: a light at the end of the world' [feature article] in Imagine: Animation/Digital Media/Post Production Spring 2002. Bristol: Greetlake. pp. 59 - 60.

2001 'Remembering Alison de Vere (1927 - 2001)' [feature article and obituary] in ASIFA News Volume 14. Number1. 2001. Ottawa: International Association of Animated Film. p. 16 [French translation p. 17; Russian translation p. 18].

2000 'Direct-it-Yourself Guide to Film-making,‘Face to Face: with Alison de Vere', and 'Mr Entertainment: Colin Rose' [x 3 feature articles] in Bel Mooney (ed.) Proof: Year of the Artist in the South West Summer 2000. Exeter: South West Arts ISSN 1470-5508 pp. 21;22 – 23; 24 - 25.

1998 ‘Sunset Strip’ [double-page feature, extractsfrom production diary, with enlarged colour film stills, front and back covers] Vicky Smith (ed.) Boiling: experimental animation Issue 1. October 1998. London: London Film Makers’ Co-op [no page numbers].

Articles
Parker K & Moore S (2020) 'Camp Followers of the Cold War' Viewfinder 0, (116: Home) 0-0 Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2017) 'On Location' Screenworks 7, (3 Special Issue: Radical Filmmaking) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2015) 'Artwork - Kayla Parker - White Body - 2009' Critical Contemporary Culture Journal (4) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2014) 'Blobs in tartan colours: Margaret Tait's Painted Eightsome' Frames Cinema Journal (5) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K & Moore S (2012) 'Making Glass; Glass' Experiments and Intensities series: Ex-Trauma: The Opposite of the Traumatic' 2, (ISBN: 978-1-906113-04-9) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2011) 'White Body' JMP Screenworks 2, (AVPhD Issue ISBN 978 186043 5133) Author Site Publisher Site
Parker K (2011) 'White Body: animating feminine pleasure' Body, Space & Technology 10, (2) Author Site Publisher Site Open access
Spraggon L & Parker K (2003) 'Into Animation: a video compilation and teaching guide: 'Camera-less: Sunset Strip - Kayla Parker'' Author Site Publisher Site
Parker K (1998) 'Sunset Strip: a visual diary' Boiling 1, (1) 6-7 Author Site
Internet Publications

2007 Art of Conversation [online creative media education research project]. Plymouth: Sundog Media.

2006 Unity [site for cultural diversity project]. Plymouth: Plymouth College of Art and Design. Hosted by PCAD until summer 2010.

2005 Street Rat [online film production site] First Light (UK Film Council). Plymouth: Sundog Media.

2004 Wild Ideas: a Perfect World [online film production site] Wild Ideas, Bristol Natural History Consortium. Plymouth: Sundog Media.

2000 You Are Here [poetry film project documentation] Miniature Film Project, Poetry International, and Royal Mail. Plymouth: Sundog Media.

1997 Project [blog: film production diary] One Minute Film commission, London Film Makers’ Co-op. Plymouth: Sundog Media.

Artefacts

DVD publication

2011 'White Body' [film and artist’s statement] in HerStory (July 2011) [DVD of exhibition, 8 June - 8 July 2011, Link Gallery, University of Winchester] Winchester: Women’s Work.

2010 'Sunset Strip' [35mm film] in Animate TV: 20 Years of Experimental Animation from the UK [DVD of 23 selected films, with booklet]. London: Animate Projects.

2008 'White Body' [film and research statement,with peer reviews] in Screenwork2 AVPhD Issue [DVD showcase of practice-based doctorial research in screen media - moving image work on film, video and new media platforms]. Journal of Media Practice Volume 9, Issue 3,November 2008. Bristol: Intellect.

2003 'Sunset Strip' [film and production notes,with b/w studio photograph] in Louise Spraggon Into Animation: A Video Compilation and Teaching Guide [VHS and CD-ROM, with booklet]. London: BFI Education ISBN1-903786-10-X.

2001 'Physic' [digital film] in Dartmoor Lives and Landscapes [VHS and DVD]. Princetown: Aune Head Arts (AHA).

Exhibitions

Exhibition catalogues and publications

2018 'Father-land' [with Stuart Moore, text and stills, pp. 79-90, and cover image; for exhibition at Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, 19 October 2018 - 12 January 2019] in Liz Wells (ed.) Layers of Visibility: NiMAC/University of Plymouth Artist Residencies 2013-2017. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Press.

2012 'Kayla Parker: Sunset Strip' [text and biog, with enlarged film frame, for continuous screenings 31 May - 26 August 2012, Canary Wharf Station, London] in Canary Wharf Screen -Season 2: Animate Projects Move on Up [16 selected films]. London: Art on the Underground. p. 7. Sunset Strip 35mm film artwork also featured on promotional materials, such as postcards and cloth shopping bags.

2008 Spectacular Visions [programme notes for film screenings, Jill Craigie Cinema] British Animation Awards 2008: Public Choice Awards. Plymouth: Peninsula Arts.

2004 'Project' in Memory, Narrative, Imaging the Un-see-able programme; and 'As Yet Unseen', 'Walking Out' and 'Elemental' in Cinema, Spectacle, Immersion programme [enlarged film stills], in Jackie Hatfield and Stephen Littman (eds. and curators) Experiments in Moving Image [exhibition publication, 26 January - 1 February 2004,University of Westminster] Margate: Thanet ISBN1-902458-06-0 pp. 49; 90; 91;92; 100; 105.

1994 'Kayla Parker' [double-page spread with large b/w photograph] in Brion Clinkingbeard (ed. and curator) Strandline: Where Plymouth Meets the Sea [exhibition publication, 23 April - 11 June 1994, Plymouth City Art Gallery] Plymouth: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Layers of Visibility. Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NIMAC), Republic of Cyprus 19/10/20181
At the Fair. Edinburgh promenade 01/09/20181
Experiments in Form: Cameraless, Hand-Painted and Abstract Films. The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 06/04/20181
Plein Air. the WORKERS Art and Design Studios and Gallery, Ynyshir, Wales 29/03/20181
Edge of Frame weekend 2018. The Barbican, London 03/03/20181
Now&After International Video Arts Festival. ARTPLAY Design Centre, Moscow, Russia 07/02/20181
In the Open. Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery 06/09/20171
One Minute. VisualcontainerTV, Milan 26/07/20171 Publisher Site
On Location: Kayla Parker. Plymouth Arts Centre 10/01/20171 Publisher Site
Venice International Experimental Arts Festival: OUT OF BORDERS. Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice, Italy 14/12/20161
Edge of Frame Weekend. Close-Up Cinema, London 09/12/20161 Publisher Site Open access
Shedding Light. Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, USA; co-presented with The Menil Collection 07/09/20161 Publisher Site Open access
Edge of Frame. DIY Space for London 30/06/20162 Publisher Site Open access
One Minute volume 9. C.A.R. Media Art Fair (Contemporary Art Ruhr) 03/06/20161 Publisher Site
Trans(m)it International Film Festival. The Iron Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA 23/05/20161 Publisher Site
One Minute volume 9. various - touring exhibition 05/05/20161
The Animated Ground Meets the Film Strip. LUX Cornwall, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall 23/03/20161
Short Waves Festival 2016. Słodownia, Stary Browar, Poznań, Poland 16/03/20161
One Minute volume 8. Contemporary Art Ruhr, Media Art Fair 29/05/20151 Publisher Site Open access
Kino der Kunst. Audimaxx of Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München 22/04/20151
One Minute volume 7. Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, London 25/01/20141 Publisher Site
Dear Serge. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea 28/10/20131 Publisher Site
Object Documentary: Everything. North Carolina State University, USA 28/10/20131
One Minute volume 7. The Projection Room, Museum of Club Culture, Hull 26/10/20131 Publisher Site
Living Film: Films, Installations and Performances. no.w.here, London 16/10/20131 Publisher Site Open access
A State of Un-Play. Atelier 35, , Strada Selari, Bucharest, Romania 15/07/20131 Publisher Site Open access
One Minute volume 6. Magmart, CAM, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, near Naples, Italy 04/05/20131 Publisher Site
One Minute - Volumes 1-6. Furtherfield Gallery 19/01/2013x 5 films, each lasting for 60 seconds Publisher Site
Light and Shade. The Public 07/11/20121 Publisher Site Open access
One Minute volume 6. The Horse Hospital, London; Alexandra Park, Manchester 27/09/2012x 1 short Super 8 film, lasting 60 seconds Publisher Site
Welcome to the Treasuredome. ICCI 360 Arena, Weymouth, UK 10/08/20122-day programme of films and audiovisual performances, curated by Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker Publisher Site
Move on Up. Canary Wharf Screen 01/06/20121 Publisher Site
Listen!. Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton 17/07/20117 Publisher Site
Finding Place. University of Plymouth, Scott Building 03/02/2010Glass: microscope animation Publisher Site
One Minute volume 5. DL8, the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, Berlin, Germany (15 February 2012); Artists Cine Club at FACT Liverpool (25 January 2012) The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University (8 December 2011) Vertical Cinema Cardiff (28 November 2011) One Minute exhibition at Peloton Gallery, Sydney Australia. Presentation of the One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 (24 November - 17 December 2011) GLIMMER International Short Film Festival, Hull (8 October 2011) The London Underground Film Sessions, curated by Robert W. Monk and presented by David Sharkey; the Horse Hospital, London (17 August 2011) Aid & Abet Cambridge; as part of the Art as a Full Time Hobby project (Premiere: 15 July 2011) 15/07/20111 Publisher Site
One Minute volume 4. One Minute exhibition at Peloton Gallery, Sydney Australia. Presentation of the One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 (24 November - 17 December 2011) The first of the London Underground Film Sessions, presented by Robert Monk and David Sharkey at The Horse Hospital London, UK (6 April 2011) Flatpack and Fierce Festival, The Garage Presents... by VIVID, Birmingham, UK (23 March 2011) The Museum of Club Culture, Hull (5 February 2011) Kinofest: international digital film festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania (3 - 7 November 2010) Plymouth Arts Centre with an introduction by Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, with Q+A discussion after the screening (19 October 2010) Stew Gallery Norwich, UK (18 October 2010) PARADOX The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, UK (24 September 2010) Future Proof exhibition Marseille Project Gallery, France (18 September 2010) The Ukranian Art Festival, Koktebel (7 - 9 September 2010) Big Screen: Liverpool and Manchester in July, then all Big Screens across the UK during August 2010 Directors Lounge Contemporary Media and Art present One Minute volume 4 at the Meinblau, Berlin (4 June) and at the C.A.R. (Contemporary Art Ruhr) Media Art Fair, Essen, Germany (2 - 4 July 2010) PRISM at S1Artspace Sheffield, UK (14 May 2010) Moors Bar Crouch End, London, UK (Preview 6.30pm - 8.30pm 6 May 2010; then screening all weekend 11.00am - 9.00pm 8 and 9 May 2010 as part of the Crouch End Open Studios weekend) 06/05/20101 Publisher Site
One Minute volume 3. One Minute exhibition at Peloton Gallery, Sydney Australia. Presentation of the One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 (24 November - 17 December 2011); GLIMMER Hull Film Festival closing party, UK (25 April 2010) The Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK. Presented by Purescreen (25 March 2010) The BAck doOR Melbourne, Australia. Presented by Cogcollective in conjunction with Suek-Artist (27 February 2010) Art in Unusual Places: "The best in contemporary and experimental animation, film and video artists from across the world" presented by Lumen in the entrance and first floor cinema at the Merrion Centre, Leeds, UK (launch 3 December, screening throughout December and January to 14 January 2010) Foyer Gallery, Hull School of Art and Design, UK (9am - 5pm 26 October - 12 November 2009; preview 26 October 5pm - 7pm) PRISM at Bank St Arts, Sheffield, UK (23 October 2009) Half an Hour from Paradise, at Marseille Project Gallery, France (19 - 26 September 2009) All UK Big Screens (27 July - 2 August 2009) Hull Big Screen, UK (1 June - 31 July 2009) Presented by Directors Lounge (Berlin) at Contemporary Art Ruhr C.A.R. 09, Essen, Germany (5 - 7 June 2009) The Apollo Opening Night Herne Hill, London (4 June 2009) 04/06/20092 Publisher Site
Other Publications

2006 'The Bigger Picture: Getting Animated' [reflection on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs] in Simon Cropper (ed.) Time Out 1000 Films to Change Your Life. London: Ebury ISBN978-1-904978-73-2 p. 101.

2005 Learning Companion (reprinted twice) [comprehensive guide to study for level 3 learners, x 64 pages]. Plymouth: Plymouth Learning and Work Partnership, and the 14 - 19 Pathfinder Project [author; design in collaboration with Stuart Moore; production: Sundog Media].

Image publications

2012 'Teign Spirit' [large colour still, Coastcards section], and 'Sunset Strip' [large colour still 35mm artwork, penultimate page] with quotation from Kayla Parker, in Animate Projects: Experiments in Animation [brochure, print and online]. London: Animate Projects.

2008 'The Brothers Quay in Conversation withSuzanne Buchan' [drawings and text, x 4 Field Notes notebook pages] Proof magazine, Kate Jago (ed.) (Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2008) Exeter: Portfolio Five. p. 20.

2006 'Sunset Strip' [x 9 colour film stills, inside back cover] Benjamin Cook and Gary Thomas (eds.) The Animate! Book: Rethinking Animation. London: LUX in collaboration with Arts Council England.ISBN 0-9548569-2-9.

2006 'Cage of Flame' and 'Project' [large colour film stills] in 'Images' chapter Jackie Hatfield (ed.) Experimental Film and Video: A New Anthology. Eastleigh: John Libbey ISBN0-86196-664-3 p. 275.

2005 'Cage of Flame' [large film still, the cover image; b/w photograph by Stuart Moore] an.schlage: das feministische magazin (March, 03/2005). Vienna: Redaktion.

2003 'Metamorphosis' [16mm filmstrip], 'Sunset Strip', 'Walking Out' and 'Running Horse' [enlarged colour frames] in Drawing on film section; 'Cage of Flame' [large colour film still: Woman in Smoke] in Themes: Didactic section, in Richard Taylor The Encyclopaedia of Animation Techniques (revised edition, 2003; original edition, 1996). London: Quarto ISBN 0-240-51488-2 pp.64 – 65; 131. 'Walking Out' film frame also included on front cover of dust jacket.

1996 'Cage of Flame' [enlarged 16mm film still, from b+w photograph by Stuart Moore] in 'Kayla Parker' double-page feature, David Curtis (ed.) A Directory of British Film and Video Artists. Luton: John Libbey and Arts Council of England ISBN 1-86020-003-6. Cover image and pp. 138 – 139; 223.

1996 'As Yet Unseen' [enlarged film still, the cover image, exhibition programme] (July - September 1996). London: London Film-Makers’ Co-op.

1993 'Unknown Woman' [x 2 colour 16mm film frames] in Ilona Halberstadt (ed.) PIX 1. ISSN 0967 8727.

1992 'Unknown Woman' [colour enlarged film still], and 'A-Z: Parker, Kayla GB' [bio/filmography] in Jayne Pilling (ed.) Women and Animation: A Compendium. London: British Film Institute ISBN0-85170-377-1 pp. 80 - 81; pp. 133 -134.

Parker K & Moore S (2018) Father-land: troubled dialogues in a divided island. Plymouth The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2016) Co-creating in the landscape with Dominica Williamson. Plymouth Plymouth University Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2016) Not Playing Ball: Steven Paige’s Let’s Go Bowling. Plymouth Plymouth Arts Centre Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2006) 1000 films to change your life: 'The bigger picture: getting animated - Kayla Parker'. London Ebury Publishing Publisher Site
Parker K & Moore S Artists Walking Episode 1. Totnes Sound Art Radio 02/03/2017Publisher Site
Brighton Road Movie: First Run.
Cinematic City.
Taylor R Encyclopedia of animation techniques: 'Drawing on Film' and 'Themes: Didactic'. London Quarto Publisher Site
Parker K Experimental film and video: an anthology: 'Section IV: Images - Kayla Parker'. in Hatfield J Eastleigh John Libbey 275-275 Publisher Site
Father-land.
Flora.
Flow. Sundog Media Open access
Heaven is a Place. Sundog Media and University of Plymouth
Heaven is a Place film trailer. Sundog Media and University of Plymouth Open access
Maelstrom.
Maelstrom: The Return. Open access
Measure. Open access
Memories wanted. Nicholas Rombes
Nectar.
On Location.
Perfect World.
Reach.
Sea Front.
Small World.
Sodium Drift. Sundog Media
Teign Spirit.
The Other CO2 Problem.
There 2 Care.
These Restless Hands.
White Body.
Reports

Online Presence and Global Media Development: From 2009 Onward, for Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group, School of Art and Media, University of Plymouth (July 2010)

Creating a Balance: Lecturing and PhD Study for Research and Graduate Committee, MADr (Media, Art and Design Research Centre), School of Art and Media, University of Plymouth (June 2010)

AURORA 2007: Possible Worlds, for Plymouth Media-Partnership (PM-P) (2007)

Annual evaluation reports for the BME and cultural diversity projects led by Kayla Parker at Plymouth College of Art and Design, for The Learning and Skills Council (co-authored with Carolyn Stoakes, 2004, 2005 and 2006)

Greenlink Environmental Arts Project evaluation report. Plymouth: Plymouth City Council and Arts Council England (co-authored with Stuart Moore; production: Sundog Media)

Parker K & Moore S (2007) Aurora: The Norwich International Animation Festival 7th - 10th November 2007. Aurora 2007: Possible Worlds Plymouth Media-Partnership Plymouth, UK Plymouth Media-Partnership Author Site Publisher Site
Conference Papers
Parker K & Moore S (2018) 'Drawing with Film: Gestures in Time, Place and Memory' in Taylor M; Heaney B The Embodied Experience of Drawing Symposium Ocean Studios, Plymouth 4-/-0/2018Publisher Site
Parker K & Moore S (2018) 'Film of Dust: Marks of History' British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies 6th Annual Conference 2018 Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetics University of Kent, Canterbury 4-/-0/20184-/-0/2018Publisher Site
Parker K & Moore S (2017) 'Framing the landscape: developing an eco-sensitive cinema' #Cinema is Dead: New Ways of Showing, Watching and Telling University College Cork, Cork, Ireland 5-/-0/20175-/-0/2017Cork, Ireland University College Cork
Parker K & Moore S (2017) 'Troubling dialogues: fitting words into place' Essay Film and Narrative Techniques: Screenwriting Non-fiction University of York 1-/-1/20171-/-1/2017Publisher Site
Parker K & Moore S (2017) 'DRHA 2017: Data Ache 21st International Conference on Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts' DRHA 2017: Data Ache 21st International Conference on Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Plymouth 9-/-0/20179-/-0/2017Publisher Site
Parker K (2017) 'On Location: Sensing Place in Landscape Cinema' Balance/Unbalance conference: A Sense of Place University of Plymouth 8-/-0/20178-/-0/2017Publisher Site
Parker K (2017) 'Dark matter: being in-between on location' Embodied Disturbance University of Plymouth 3-/-0/2017Publisher Site
Parker K & Macpherson P (2016) 'Journeys and Transmission' Journeys and Transmission Plymouth University 6-/-0/20166-/-0/2016Plymouth Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group Publisher Site Open access
Parker K & Moore S (2016) 'Reach and Maelstrom: filming the tidal Tamar' Traffic: movement / place / flow / mobility University of Plymouth, and Plymouth College of Art 4-/-0/20164-/-0/2016Publisher Site
Parker K (2013) 'Her dark materials: conjuring the feminine imaginary in practice' Dialogues at the Interlude: Between Body, Artifact and Discourse Plymouth Arts Centre 7-/-0/20137-/-0/2013Plymouth Transtechnology Research, Plymouth University Publisher Site Open access
Parker K (2013) 'Going under: entranced and embodied spectatorship' Time around Space Plymouth University 6-/-0/20136-/-0/2013Plymouth, UK Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries (ICCI) Publisher Site
Lewin A, Morstang H, Parker K & Sealey J (2013) 'Unfolding Narrative (from middles to beginnings to endless loops)' film art symposium Plymouth University 5-/-0/20135-/-0/2013
Miller L, Mock R, Parker K & Smith P (2013) 'Zombies: Walking, Eating, and Performance' symposium Plymouth University 4-/-0/20134-/-0/2013
Parker K (2012) 'Jamming the machine: the personal-political in Annabel Nicolson’s Reel Time' Arts in History Plymouth University 6-/-0/2012
Parker K & Moore S (2012) 'Welcome to the Treasuredome: immersive experience, or on the threshold?' Exhibiting Video Conference University of Westminster 3-/-0/20123-/-0/2012Publisher Site
Parker K (2010) 'The moving image screen as a site for feminine pleasure' Radical British Screens Bristol, UK 9-/-0/2010Publisher Site
Parker K & Moore S (2010) 'Verge 360: beyond the frame' Animation Deviation Bristol, UK 7-/-0/2010
Parker K 'Father-land: troubling dialogues in a divided island' British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies 6th Annual Conference 2018 Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetics University of Kent, Canterbury 4-/-0/20184-/-0/2018
Performances
12/06/201413/02/2018The Birth of Memory. Performed as part of the ImPACT tour: Cheltenham (12 June 2014); City College, Plymouth (17 June 2014); The Keay Theatre, St Austell (24 June 2014); The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon (15 October 2014); Barbican Theatre Plymouth (24 October 2014); Cygnet Theatre Exeter (14 November 2014); The House, Plymouth (28 January 2015). Also presented at Resolution the UK’s biggest festival for new dance, The Place, London (29 January 2016), and at UK programme for the IV Annual Festival of Inclusive Theatre PROTEATR. International Meetings presented by British Council, Meyerhold Centre, Moscow; "The festival is a celebration of inclusive and innovative theatre projects featuring active participation from actors with disabilities. This year’s focus is on classical and contemporary dance. / The British Council supports the festival’s UK programme, showcasing artistic work from Exim Dance Company." (Programme notes, 9 to 13 February 2018).
28/05/2013Reading silence: a performance with film and light. The Plymouth Athaneum Publisher Site Open access
16/03/201216/03/2012STITCH. Foyer, Scott Building, Plymouth University Publisher Site Open access
Posters
Parker K Parker K 'First Person Film: Performing the Self' Author Site
Parker K Parker K 'Measure' Author Site
Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

'Maelstrom at Devil's Point' artist's talk and screening for Clan-Kind, the Mayflower 400 project led by the Conscious Sisters, Plymouth, UK. 28 May 2020

'Flows of Entanglement: Water Workshop' talk and participatory activities for delegates on board cruise boat, Plymouth Sound and River Tamar; Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment’s Biennial Conference, Plymouth, UK. 5 September 2019

'Experience not Object: the Personal Cinema of Malcolm Le Grice' Art Bite gallery talk for Malcolm Le Grice: Present Moments and Passing Time exhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre and Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth. 2 March 2017

'Seeing is Believing?' Art Bite gallery talk for Searching for Genius: Douglas Gordon exhibition, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth. 2 November 2016

Careers in Academia [20 minute talk, postgraduate research training event for PhD students and research staff from Health, Social Science, Arts and Humanities] the Graduate School, Plymouth University. 16 March 2016

Ben Rivers: Short Films [introductory talk, with discussion after the screening] Plymouth Arts Centre. 11 February 2016

'Bodies of Water' [introductory talk, with discussion after the screening] for programme of artists' moving image curated in response to the Royal West of England Academy exhibition The Power of the Sea, RWA Bristol. 3 May 2014

‘Moving space and time: an introduction to artists’ moving image’ [lecture, 90 minutes] for Sweet FA: A Journey through Artists' Film, an initiative between Sundog Media and Plymouth Arts Centre; at Plymouth Arts Centre. 24 October 2013

'Liquidity' [introduction to curated screening programme, 55 minutes] Water: Image conference, presented by Land/Water and the Visual Arts; at Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University. 4 - 6 July 2012

Thursdays @ One [gallery talk on Luke Fowler’s Flutter screen 16mm installation, 60 minutes] for the British Arts Show 7: In the Days of the Comet (BAS7); Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University (for Peninsula Arts). 24 November 2011

Screen Talk [introduction to Patrick Keiller's film 'Robinson in Ruins'], Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University (for Peninsula Arts). 24 October 2011

Close-up: the view from here [talk] for Salon South West: Peep Show at the Octagon, in response to the themes of Project Space 11’s Peep Show presentation of moving image work by members of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Art and Design. The Octagon Social Club, Stonehouse, Plymouth. 28 October 2010

Animation Symposium, Screen Studies South West [round table discussion, 60 minutes] Industry,Practice and Animation Education: panel member, with Tom Walsh (AUCB, chair); Tom Barnes (Aardman Animation Ltd); Mark Cass (EscapeStudios); Chris Gunningham (King Rollo); Richard Haynes (Cosgrove Hall/Aardman); and Stuart Moore (University College Plymouth, Marjon/Sundog Media); Arts University College at Bournemouth. 30 March 2010

Evolution: Case study of two moving image projectsAs Yet Unseen and Inner City [visiting artist film-maker's talk charting the journey from idea to presentation of the mediation of that idea to an audience]; for MA Contemporary Film Practice, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth. 11 March 2010

Sunset Strip: a year watching the sun set [visiting artist film-maker's talk about the 35mm film of the visual music of 365 setting suns]; for MA Contemporary Film Practice, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth. 25 November 2009

Wendy and Lucy [film seminar and discussion of Kelly Reichardt's film: exploring the theme of interior landscape in relation to exterior environment, and the tensions played out within the context of the interrupted personal journey of one woman and her dog]; Film Academy, Plymouth Arts Centre. 28 April 2009

Seminar presentation for SURGE TO MERGE: Creative Industries and Cultural Regeneration, University of Plymouth conference organised by Joasia Krysa, Geoff Cox and Roslyn Porter in partnership with Plymouth Arts Centre; held at Plymouth Arts Centre. 17 March 2005. My paper asked: How do art and creativity sit within the economic agenda? and explored the role that creativity - with its unpredictable and unruly nature - might play in the new Plymouth, and showed how artists have reclaimed public space through interventions such as street art using graffiti, posters and stickers, performance art, and digital media.

Meet the Industry [panel member] event organised by Honeycomb Animation, Animated Exeter festival, at Exeter Picturehouse. 19 February 2000

Animate [panel presentation] Arts Council of England and Channel 4 event, at the Lux Centre, London. 18 November 1999

Animate [panel presentation] Arts Council of England and Channel 4 event, International Animation Festival; St David's Hall, Cardiff. 1 June 1996

Innovation '93: The First Manchester International Film Forum curated by Moira Sweeney, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. A Television Affair panel discussion exploring the effectiveness of strategies to get experimental and innovative moving image onto television screens Ana De Skalon producer of The South, Brazilian film-maker Jorge Furtodo, Kayla Parker "film-maker based in the South West", and Rod Stoneman commissioning editor at Channel 4. 30 March - 4 April 1993

Presentation for Women in Animation event organised by the Karen Alexander and the BFI; the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI), London. 1992

Conferences organised

Territories Land/Water and the Visual Arts symposium, University of Plymouth; co-convener with Heidi Morstang. 22 and 23 June 2017

Journeys and Transmission Land/Water and the Visual Arts symposium, University of Plymouth; lead, co-convener with Polly Macpherson and Carole Baker. 16 and 17 June 2016

Artists and Film: Autonomy and Industry symposium University of Plymouth; presented by Visual Arts South West, River Tamar Project, Moving Image Arts (MIA), Sweet FA; co-organiser and presenter with Anya Lewin, Grace Davies, and Paula Orrell. 4 October 2014

Time around Space 360 conference, University of Plymouth; co-organiser with Mat Emmett, David Hotchkiss, David Hilton, David Strang, Martin Woolner. 21 and 22 June 2013

Unfolding Narrative Moving Image Arts (MIA) symposium, University of Plymouth; co-organiser with Anya Lewin, Heidi Morstang and John Sealey. 23 and 24 May 2013

Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance symposium, University of Plymouth; co-organiser, with Lee Miller, Roberta Mock, and Phil Smith. 12 and 13 April 2013

f-word 2 feminist interdisciplinary research symposium, University of Plymouth; co-organiser with Liz Wells, Roberta Mock, James Daybell and Mhairi Mackie. 9 March 2010

f-word feminist interdisciplinary research symposium, University of Plymouth; co-organiser with Liz Wells, Roberta Mock, James Daybell and Mhairi Mackie. 19 February 2009

Other academic activities

2020 to date Early Career Researcher network co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
2019 to date Research Ethics and Integrity committee, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

2018 to date Arts Institute programming group (moving image and cinema advisor)

2016-20 Arts Institute steering group (Early Career Researcher representative)
2010-13 School of Art and Media Research and Graduate Committee (representing staff doctoral candidates)
2008-13 Peninsula Arts Film Programme Advisory Committee
2009-10 Faculty of Arts Practice and Work Experience Group
2008-10 Race Equality Action Scheme Sub-committee (Faculty of Arts representative), and member of Faculty of Arts Equality and Diversity Committee

Widening participation, engagement and enterprise initiatives include:
Lighthouse 16mm film poem inspired by Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe, winner of the Animated Exeter Young Ones Award (under 18s category), and the Young Motion Plymouth Award 2012; shortlisted for a Kids for Kids UK film award (Animation category) 2012.
Created with students from the After School Media Club at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College; made possible with generous support from Faculty of Arts Widening Participation, Media Arts, Contemporary Film Practice, and Peninsula Arts with Plymouth University; Sundog Media and Plymouth Arts Centre.
Premiere screening in Jill Craigie Cinema during the 16mm Unravel animation workshop day in the Roland Levinsky Building, presented by Peninsula Arts, 5 November 2011. Selected for the Animated Exeter festival 2012, screened at East End Film Festival (CineEast: Whirlykids programme, 1 July 2012), and shown in secondary schools across County Durham during autumn 2012.
For details see: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-creative-media/lighthouse

Unity led a series of projects at Plymouth College of Art and Design (PCAD, 2003-06) to improve the learning experience and maximise the level of attainment and progression by BME students, and to promote cultural diversity and establish partnerships with BME organisations in the city; funded by three Ethnic Minority Student Achievement Grant (EMSAG) awards and other grant awards from The Learning and Skills Council. In addition to the programmes of college-wide activities, initiatives included:

  • a residency by Punjabi-British artist Chila Kumari Burman
  • the recording and release of Beyond Words a hip hop/rap album by Jibi/The Loane Ranger; produced by Kristian Sharpe
  • Diversity Day, a collaborative day event at Sherwell Church with the University of Plymouth Students Union (UPSU) during Fair Trade Week, for BME students across Plymouth
  • D-Day: a day event at PCAD, celebrating diversity and multiculturalism; with a 40 foot-long outdoor graffiti wall, film screenings, non-stop music and jewellery-making workshops
  • a jumble sale hosted by the Printing Department to raise funds to provide rough sleeper kits for asylum seekers in Plymouth, made destitute when their application for refugee status was refused.

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