Malcolm is a design historian, and has been lecturing in this subject since 1997. He has a passion for the decorative arts and architecture of the Long Eighteenth Century (1680-1837), and has written and researched on this period, extensively.
Malcolm lectures in visual culture, material culture, and creative cultures, on a number of programmes at Levels 4 and 5, and is a Dissertation Supervisor at Level 6. He is the Coordinator for Contextual Studies, and the Scholarly Activity & Research Coordinator, the latter focusing on staff research, and student engagement.
Malcolm has written and spoken on a number of issues including:
‘Makers, Buyers, and Users: Sir Lawrence Dundas and his Town House: 19, Arlington Street, London (1763-1780)’ in PAD (Perspectives in Art & Design) October 2018, ‘Creating a Collegiate Plagiarism Policy’ in Networks HE Academy, June 2011, ‘Developing an Institutional Theory and Practice Relationship’ in Networks HE Academy, September 2007'The Lawsons of Brough Hall: An Eighteenth Century Catholic Family and their Country House' in Hatcher, J. (2005) History and Regeneration (Catterick and Surrounding Villages), Richmond: J. Hatcher/Local Heritage Initiative
‘The Politics of Display in the Eighteenth Century Country House: 1750-1770’ University of York Research Symposium, October 2015, ‘Makers, Buyers and Users: The Language of Design in Eighteenth-Century Elite Houses: 1760-1780’ Cleveland College of Art & Design, Scholarly Activity Conference, July, 2015, ‘The Silver Age of Illustration?’ Festival of Illustration Symposium, Hartlepool, June, 2015, ‘Creating a Culture of Honesty and Prevention: Textual and Visual Plagiarism’ JISC 4th Biennial Plagiarism Conference, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 2010, ‘Developing a Theory and Practice Relationship in Art & Design’ Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Altea, Spain, 2010, ‘What is Theory & Practice?’, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Altea, Spain, 2010.
Alyson is an artist and lecturer, living and working in the north east of England. Lecturing since 2003, her specialisms include: History of Art, Fine Art Critical theory, Photographic theory, Film theory and New Media theory.
Alyson holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (First Class), a Research Fellowship in Fine Art and Critical Theory, a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education, and an MA in Photographic Practice and Theory. Alyson has worked in a variety of roles within the creative industry and continues to work freelance, her visual arts practice is rooted within lens-based theories.
Since graduating in 2003, Alyson has worked within Art Direction, Advertising, Creative P.R., Journalism and Publishing. As a visual artist, Alyson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including: Japan, Santorini Biennale of Arts and New York. She has recently undertaken residencies in Iceland, Berlin and Ukraine.
She is the author of several photobooks, including: Elevations (2017), Ukrainian Smile (2016), published by Collective 26:86, Solid Paradise (2016) and The Tricks: A Pyschogeographic Survey (2015), and a photozine in conjunction with mima’s David Lynch Interventions programme. Alyson also writes for PAD (Perspectives in Art and Design) an online platform for the publication of staff and student research at The Northern School of Art.