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Guy Moreton is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Associate Head (Research, Innovation and Education) of the Department of Art and Music, Solent University Southampton.

He is experienced in creative practice research in art and design, and has been returned to the University sector-wide Research Assessment Exercise RAE 2008, REF 2014 and REF 2021. He has been an external reviewer for REF 2021 in UoA32 Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; and has significant academic experience as an external examiner on undergraduate, postgraduate and PGR programmes in art, design and visual culture.

His current research explores the complex relationship between landscape, thought and the imagination, particularly through the writing of Jacquetta Hawkes, Nan Shepherd and W G Sebald, and in the topography and character of Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophical thinking during his self-imposed retreat to the remote west coast of Norway. He is co-author, with Alec Finlay and Michael Nedo of Ludwig Wittgenstein – There Where You Are Not (Black Dog Publishing London) and his practice-based-research has been published, presented and exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, notably in the John Hansard Gallery Southampton; The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts UEA and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; with recent critically acclaimed exhibitions including Machines à Penser at the Fondazione Prada, Venice Biennale; Hutopia at the Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago; and The London Art Fair with Southampton City Art Gallery.

His artworks are represented in major public museum and art gallery collections, including the Fondazione Prada Milan, Italy; Southampton City Art Gallery (acquired with support of The Art Fund and the David and Liza Brown Bequest); Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Carlisle (acquired with the support of The Contemporary Art Society); the University of Dundee Centre for Artist Books, and the University of Southampton.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

External Reviewer, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, UoA34 Art & Design: History, Practice and Theory, Falmouth University

1 May 202031 Dec 2020

External Examiner, MA & MFA Photography, University of Plymouth

1 Feb 201831 Dec 2023

External Reviewer, Academic Promotions, University of Plymouth

30 Jan 201812 Mar 2018

External Examiner, University of Kent

1 Sept 201731 Aug 2021

External Reviewer, Academic Promotions, University of Plymouth

28 Feb 201717 Mar 2017

External Examiner, Roehampton University

1 Sept 20151 Sept 2019

External Panel Adviser, University of Essex

14 Mar 2014

External Examiner, University of Brighton

1 Sept 20131 Sept 2017

External Panel Adviser, University of Cumbria

15 Apr 2013

External Panel Adviser, University of Plymouth

20 Mar 2013


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