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Dr Allan Hughes

Assistant Professor

Department: Arts

Allan Hughes is an artist, and  Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Northumbria University. In 2010 he completed his PhD, "Screening The Voice: synchronisation, authority & objet petit a", at the University of Ulster under Professors Willie Doherty and Kerstin Mey. He is currently Programme Leader for the BA Hons Fine Art. He is a member of the Curatorial and Collaborative Practices research group and is engaged in collaborative art practice with Blue Mountain Arcturus and NEUSCHLOSS.

Allan Hughes

Campus Address

Squires Annexe
Sandyford Road

Allan Hughes' practice deploys SF and parafictional narratives to conspire in the production of remediated histories through forms of post-produced audio visual installation.

Current collaborative projects include Blue Mountain Arcturus, a fictional games research company co-managed with the artist/curator Mark Rohtmaa-Jackson; recent projects of which include the exhibition Polymorph Other at IMT Gallery, London and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham. They are currently developing a paper on the practice for a publication on table-top utopias.

Hughes is also a member of NEUSCHLOSS; an irregular coalition of teaching staff at Northumbria University who, through collaborative practice, explore the problem of what it is to make art within the context of an academic institution. Recent projects have included an on-going engagement and reframing of the artwork Tattoo (1986/2013) by former Northumbria Fine Art lecturer David Dye (1945-2015), a live pedagogic event held within a Jason Rhoades artwork at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and a magical cleansing of the Northumbria University staff well-being centre.

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  • Cleaved Into, Jackson, M., Hughes, A., O'Sullivan, T., Guy, L., Liston, K., Danby, C. 8 Mar 2023
  • Citadel of Chaos: an art practice to materialise an alternate present, Rohtmaa-Jackson, M., Hughes, A. 24 Aug 2022
  • Polymorph Other at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hughes, A., Rohtmaa-Jackson, M., Liston, K., Dorey, R., Guy, L. 18 Oct 2019
  • Polymorph Other, Hughes, A., Rohtmaa-Jackson, M. 22 Mar 2018
  • Bensham Grey, Jackson, M., Hughes, A. 13 Oct 2017
  • Blue Mountain Equals Arcturus, Jackson, M., Hughes, A. 27 Sep 2017
  • Blue Mountain Equals Arcturus (revisited), Hughes, A., Jackson, M. 29 Nov 2017
  • Das Traüman, Crisp, F., Danby, C., Hughes, A., Jackson, M., McCrea, R., O'Sullivan, T., Tatham, J. 21 Apr 2015
  • In Conversation, Crisp, F., Danby, C., Hughes, A., Jackson, M., McCrea, R., O'Sullivan, T., Tatham, J. 20 Mar 2015, Artists’ Books: Collaborations
  • NEUSCHLOSS, Crisp, F., Danby, C., Hughes, A., Jackson, M., McCrea, R., O'Sullivan, T., Tatham, J. 21 Oct 2015

  • David Blamey The Perfect Moment: Dreaming India in Art That Aspires to Ordinary Life DREAMING INDIA IN ART THAT ASPIRES TO ORDINARY LIFE Start Date: 01/09/2021
  • Ralph Dorey Becoming Ahuman: making it desirable to abandon certainty, including certainty of the self, and play in this chaotic situation Start Date: 17/12/2018 End Date: 23/04/2020
  • Lesley Guy I am an us: Exploring the boundaries of a shared art practice Start Date: 01/10/2019

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