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First Name: Jim
Surname: Buckley
Position: Lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice and Disability Co-ordinator Gray’s School of Art
Telephone: 01224 263613
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Academic Background

Jim Buckley studied Sculpture and Photography at Crawford School of Art, Cork, (1975-1981) and has taken part in exhibitions, residencies and commissions internationally since 1980. He has been commissioned by organisations as diverse as Art Connexion, Lille; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Gifu Prefecture, Japan; Wigan Council, England; The Highland Council, Scotland and Spectra Light Festival, Aberdeen. Jim was a part-time lecturer at Glasgow School of Art from1983-88 and joined the staff at Gray’s School of Art, RGU, Aberdeen in 1989. Since then, he has held a number of posts and was appointed Reader in Fine Art in 2004 and currently teaches on the Contemporary Art Practice course. He has served as External Examiner at the University of Plymouth; Highland College, Jersey; and Somerset College of Art and Technology (SCAT).

Research Interests

With light as his main medium, Jim’s research is focused around issues relating to placing art in public. He is an advocate of artists influencing, organising, developing and managing the cultural imprint and output of their locale from the ground up. He has received numerous awards and bursaries including a Creative Scotland Award in 2003. Jim was the founding chair of Glasgow Sculpture Studios and has over 30 years experience of serving on the Boards of Arts Organisations. He is currently chair of Peacock and the Worm, Aberdeen.

Current Research

Currently developing proposals (in collaboration with Architect Ivan Drummond) for the design and integration of art and light on the building and in public spaces for new Student Accommodation development of former mill building at Brown Street, Dundee.

External / Professional Roles

Chair, Board of Directors, Peacock and the Worm, Aberdeen.

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