Doctoral Research

Our recent Doctoral Research projects include:


Kelcy Davenport giving a presentation

Theorem (2016-2020)

Organised by Jane Boyer

An expanded format, UK-wide PhD conference, including an exhibition of practice-based arts research in conjunction with a one-day symposium. Each year’s conference is followed by a publication of peer-reviewed essays, contributed by the participating artists and researchers.


Aerial photograph of an arid landscape


The Archive and the Contested Landscape (2018-2020)

Curated by Kelcy Davenport with Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab

A series of international group exhibitions with an accompanying program of academic events delivered in UK and then in Iraq, featuring creative responses to the theme from both artists and non-artist alike.

Pieces of fine art work in a white room with a black fireplace


Double Time (2019)

Curated by Jane Boyer

Exhibition of paintings by Miranda Boulton and Jane Pryor, featuring poetry by Keddy Benyon. An accompanying catalogue designed by Rebecca Fairman has been published by ARTHOUSE1 Gallery.


AUTOINTERRUPTIONS: Abstraction and Disembodiment of the Performed Voice (2019)

Paper by Gemma Marmalade

A paper navigating theoretic concepts of the abstracted voice, presented under the theme 'radical ventriloquism' for the London Conference in Critical Thought 2019 at Goldsmiths, London, organised by Dr Lee Campbell and Christabel Harley.


A pointing woman being pulled through a building by a man in a high-visibility jacket


Performative intervention by Gemma Marmalade

A research paper attributed to a body of playfully made photographs, precariously positioned in-between the fictional and documentary, IMPOSTER/HECKLER transposed concerns regarding the presentation of the artists [subversive] voice. Featured in FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019 conference at the University of Derby.


Models of Painterly Abstraction (2019)

Essay by Anna Salamon

An essay considering theories of abstract painting in the avant-garde writings of Wladyslaw Strzeminski, published in a special issue of Journal of Contemporary Painting vol.5.1 dedicated to Yve-Alain Bois’ seminal book Painting as Model.

Various slides of artwork in a transparent booklet


The Conjugated Museum (2018)

Produced by Jane Boyer

A book-object produced as a result of one-year research residency at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



Fine art images on display in Ruskin Gallery

Phantom (2017)

Curated by Jane Boyer

A group exhibition exploring latency and the processes of translation, featuring contemporary printmaking, drawing, video and mixed-media.



A table and chair in front of a green curtain



Performance by Gemma Marmalade

A durational performance installation, originally performed for SHOUT Festival 2016 and hosted by Birmingham Open Media.



If you're interested in taking a PhD in Fine Art or Printmaking with us at Cambridge School of Art, please visit our Fine Art Research Course page.