A peripheral vision?

Iain Biggs (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    This article reflects on the founding of the Journal of Visual Art Practice in 2001, as written from the perspective of the journal’s inaugural editor. The article provides a brief overview of the history and context to the development of the journal, which includes the role of the National Association for Fine Art Education, a prior, associated publication, Drawing Fire, and also, critically, the outcomes of the Jarratt Report (1985) in the UK, which led to the framing of art practice as ‘research’, and inclusion in national research audits. The article considers some of inner tensions at stake in establishing the journal and outlines the hopes for the journal as considered in its early years. It concludes with questions regarding the future of the journal as something, in the words of Bruno Latour, which might ‘cherish a maximum of alternative ways of belonging to the world’.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317-322
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Visual Art Practice
    Issue number4
    Early online date28 Oct 2021
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


    • Drawing fire
    • editorship
    • Journal of Visual Art Practice
    • National Association for Fine Art Education
    • Research Assessment Exercise


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