Mike Collier

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


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 Professor of Visual Art 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. Througmore...

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

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Latest Additions

  1. Collier, Mike Dawn Chorus: Singing the World, Mimesis and Birdsong. [Show/Exhibition]
  2. Mike, Collier (2018) Selfscapes: Singing the World. In: Selfscapes, 23 Feb 2018, Dalby Forest.
  3. Collier, Michael Meanders as Mobile Practice: Street Flowers – Urban Survivors of the Privileged Land. In: Tourism and Leisure Mobilities Politics, work, and play. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Routledge, London, pp. 15-26. ISBN 9781138921054
  4. Collier, Mike (2017) Singing the World. In: Making Beyond Words – Intersections Between Text, Image, Display: Celebrating 50 Years of Concrete Poetry, 16-17 Jun 2017, Corsham Court: bath Spa University. (Unpublished)
  5. Mike, Collier on-ko chi-shin. In: Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets. Kakimori Bunko, Itami, Japan, pp. 165-169. ISBN 9781906832209
  6. Inge, Panneels and Mike, Collier (2017) Being Human. [Show/Exhibition]
  7. Mike Collier, Mike (2018) Ghosts of the Restless Shore: A Personal Pilgrimage. In: Walking, Landscape and Environment. TBC . Routledge, London. ISBN TBC (In Press)
  8. Mike, Collier (2018) (Re)envisioning the Anti-Urban. In: Envisioning Networked Urban Mobilities: Art, Performances, Impact. Cosmobilities Network (4). Routledge, London, pp. 72-84. ISBN 978-1-138-71236-2
  9. Prof Mike, Collier (2017) Singing the World. [Show/Exhibition]
  10. 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