Shorelines

Shorelines: A one day international symposium exploring place, creativity and wellbeing

Date : Tuesday 15th November 2011
Organisers : School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of the West of Scotland in conjunction with University of Wales Institute Cardiff and South Ayrshire Council Museums and Galleries
Venue : The Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr, Scotland

Keynote Speakers: 
Iain McGilchrist, Psychiatrist, writer, author of The Master and His Emissary: the Divided Brain and the Making of the Modern World
Chris Drury, Land Artist

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Shorelines: place, creativity and wellbeing

This one day academic symposium, to be held at the Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr, Scotland,
will explore interconnections between creative spaces or locations and physical and
emotional wellbeing. It will seek to bring together a multidisciplinary audience of
researchers, academics and arts practitioners to present cutting edge research in their
fields, to foster discussion and further understanding about the significance of place in
the creative process and its potential to enhance the quality of human experience.
Academic paper and visual presentations are invited to address the themes of the
symposium, which are as follows:
Place: Stimulating locations, creative spaces, geographical inspiration
Creativity: creative process in the visual arts, music, literature, poetry and drama with
focus on stimulation, inspiration, innovation and cognition related to physical spaces and
location
Wellbeing: physical and mental health and connections with creative process and
physical location, spaces or places.
We would welcome contributions from practitioners and researchers from diverse
disciplines including the arts, architecture, psychology, health, environmental aesthetics,
philosophy and education.
SUBMISSION DETAILS
Contributions to the symposium may be made in the form of academic papers and/or
illustrated presentations.
We are now inviting the submission of abstracts in response to the above themes.
Abstracts of 300 words max.
Submissions which do not address at least one of the symposium themes will not be
considered.
Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers of 3,000 words max for
peer review. Papers selected for presentation at the symposium will be published online.
Abstracts should be copied and pasted into the body of the email, marked as ‘Shorelines
abstract’ in the subject header and sent to: Dr. Cathy Treadaway
ctreadaway@uwic.ac.uk
IMPORTANT DATES
4th March 2011 Submission of abstracts open
21st April 2011 Submission of abstracts ends
30 April 2011 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
12th August 2011 Submission of full papers for peer review
30th September 2011 Confirmation of acceptance of papers following peer
review
Contacts
Elizabeth Kwasnik Elizabeth.Kwasnik@south-ayrshire.gov.uk Tel: (01292) 445447
Anne Bontke Ann.Bontke@south-ayrshire.gov.uk Tel: (01292) 445447
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