Mike Collier

Reader, Art and Design; Principle Investigator for WALK research centre

4FAM/4AAD

University of Sunderland

Visual Art, Curating, Writing, Teaching, Research

I am a lecturer, writer, curator and artist. I studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College before being appointed Gallery Manager at the ICA in London. I subsequently became a freelance curator and arts organiser, working extensively in the UK and abroad. In 1985 I moved to Newcastle to run the Arts Development Strategy at the Laing Art Gallery, where I initiated the Tyne International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. For the last 20 years I have worked in education and I am currently a Reader at the University of Sunderland as well as Principle Investigator for WALK (Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge). WALK is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Sunderland (UoS), looking at how we creatively engage with the world as we walk through it. It was established in 2010more...

BA Hons in Art and Design (1977); PhD (practice-based; 2010)

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  1. Collier, Mike (2016) Meanders as Mobile Practices. In: Tourism and Leisure Mobilities: Politics, Work and Play. ContemporaryGeographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobilities (62). Routledge, London and New York, pp. 15-26. ISBN 978-1-138-92105-4
  2. Collier, Mike (2015) drawing? [Show/Exhibition]
  3. Collier, Mike (2016) Bats in the Hayloft, Cheeseburn. [Show/Exhibition]
  4. Collier, Mike (2015) 'Ghosts of the Restless Shore: Space, Place and Memory'. [Show/Exhibition]
  5. Collier, Mike Wordsworth and Bashō: Walking Poets. [Show/Exhibition]
  6. Collier, Mike (2014) Wordsworth and Bashō: Walking Poets. [Show/Exhibition]
  7. Collier, Mike Fields Notes. [Show/Exhibition]
  8. Collier, Mike Words on the Page, and the Meanings Beyond: The Innovative Interpretation of Manuscripts. In: Words on the Page, and the Meanings Beyond: The Innovative Interpretation of Manuscripts, 26-27 April 2012, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. (Unpublished)
  9. Collier, Mike (2010) Art Walking and Cosmopoetics. In: International Conference of Cosmopetics, Sept 2010, Durham University.
  10. Collier, Mike Street Flowers: Urban Survivors. In: Tourism, Roads and Cultural Itineraries: Meaning, Memory and Development, June 13 - 15, 2012, Québec, Canada. (Unpublished)