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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fine Art


Andrew is Course Leader for the MFA (Masters in Fine Art) and an HEA Fellow.

Career overview

  • Visiting professor in Kiel, Aix-en-Provence, Budapest, Bergen, and Tokyo
  • Manager and latterly chairperson of Anglo-Belgian performance company Reckless Sleepers
  • Established the percussion/live cinema group Left Hand Right Hand
  • Established the small press Tak Tak Tak

Research areas

Current research:

Recent research (since 2012)

2019Lost walk - Giudecca. With Katja Hock. Research Pavilion, 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

2019 River walk [sound poem]. Pamoja Women Together Group.

2019 Gallery walk [soundwalk], Nottingham Contemporary, 2019.

2018 OpenCity Nine Elms [soundwalk], Art Night, St. George’s Wharf Pier, London

2018Listening and Whispering Pots - Re-Turning. [group exhibition]. Collaboration with Christine Stevens. Airspace Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

2018 OpenCity Stoke - Re-Turning. [soundwalk], Airspace Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

2018 Hearing Clay Touching Sound [workshops]. Collaboration with Christine Stevens. Nottingham: Global Sistaz United. Hanley: ASHA. Burslem: Jubilee Arts

2017 OpenCity Venice. [soundwalk], No Telos, Venice

2017 Pentrich Rising [soundwalks], Pentrich Bicentenary Events. The Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group

2016 OpenCity Stockholm [soundwalk], Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm

2016 OpenCity Berlin (West) [soundwalk], UrbanTOPIAS. Discussing the Challenges of Changing Cities. The 4th Annual Conference of the International Graduate Research Program Berlin-New York-Toronto “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present”

2016. Oblique Cartographies [soundwalk/smartphone app]. Collaboration with Geoff Litherland and George Miles. A D-Lab commission for Wirksworth Festival

2016 OpenCity Stuttgart [soundwalk], Spaces of Uncertainty Summer Academy, Württembergische Kunstverein

2016 OpenCity Kiel [soundwalk], Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

2016 Reciprocity [soundwalk] in In Return [group exhibition], SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University

2015 In place of architecture [soundwalk] [group exhibition], Bonington Gallery, NTU

2015 OpenCity Aix [soundwalk], Mobile Audio Fest, Aix-en Provence

2015 OpenCity Norrköping [conference paper/soundwalk] at in the Flow: People, Media, Materialities, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden

2014 OpenCity Belgrade [soundwalk], B_tour festival

2014 OpenCity Berlin (Ost) [soundwalk], B_tour festival

2013 Island Walk [soundwalk], in By the Way [group exhibition], Bohunk Institute, Nottingham

2013 A walk through S [soundwalk], Decalcomania [video], '6/11/2008' [installation] in Topographies of the Obsolete: Vociferous Void [group exhibition], British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent,

2013 The Line [interactive installation/performance workshop]. Alignment [group exhibition], Backlit, Nottingham

2013 Trust me, I’m an artist [conference paper/performance walk] at ‘Revisiting the Art of Walking’ seminar, ACLA Annual Meeting, University of Toronto

2013 Performing the Spatial turn [soundwalk] at 'Art et Géographie – Esthétiques et pratiques des savoirs spatiaux' Conference, Lyon

2013. By Wellington to Waddingore [installation/performance walk]. Collaboration with Alison Lloyd. The Broadcaster, Lincolnshire

External activity

Visiting professor in Kiel, Aix-en-Provence, Budapest, Bergen, and Tokyo.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Katja Hock. Lost walk - Giudecca. 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2019
  • Christine Stevens. Listening and Whispering Pots - Re-Turning. Airspace Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, 2018
  • Geoff Litherland and George Miles. Oblique Cartographies. D-Lab commission for Wirksworth Festival, 2016
  • Mole Wetherell. Trial, Plymouth: University of Plymouth Press, 2007


Book contributions:

2015Walking through post-industry. In: A.H. MYDLAND and N. BROWNSWORD, eds., Topographies of the obsolete: site reflections. Stoke on Trent: Topographies of the Obsolete Publications.

2015. Instructions for a walk. In: C. HIND and C. QUALMANN, eds., Ways to wander. Axminster: Triarchy Press. ISBN 9781909470729

2012Instructions for a walk. Paris: Paper Jam.

2010. OpenCity. With Katie Doubleday and Emma Cocker. Nottingham: Casciani Evans Wood.

2007. Trial. With Mole Wetherall. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Press

Journal Articles:

2017. Soundwalking: deep listening and spatio-temporal montage. Humanities, 6 (3), p. 69. ISSN 2076-0787

2016. OpenCity. PAUST (Performance Architecture Urbanism Space Theatre).

2008. With Katie Doubleday, Simone Kenyon and Emma Cocker. Open city. Drain. vol 5.  (2, Psychogeography)

2006. Nottingham rules: nottdance 2006. Dance Theatre Journal. vol 22 (1), pp. 3-6.

2004. An approach to live cinema: Kinugasa's A page of madness by Left Hand Right Hand. Bristol Silents Journal. vol 5.

2004. Nottdance 2004 (The annual festival produced by Dance4). Dance Theatre Journal. vol 20 (2), pp. 6-9.

2003. Moving in mysterious ways. Dance Theatre Journal. vol 19 (2), pp. 22-35.

2002. Asking questions. Dance Theatre Journal. vol 18 (2), pp. 6-10.

2001. Intimacy with strangers. Dance Theatre Journal. vol 17 (2), pp. 6-9.

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