Back to Biographies Dr.Marion Arnold
Loughborough University

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Formerly resident in Zimbabwe, and South Africa where I was a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa and University of Stellenbosch, I now live in Norfolk and lecture in Critical and Historical Studies in the School of Art and Design, Loughborough University.

I am also a practising artist and printmaker represented in major South African collections. Publications include Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture (1981); Irma Stern: a Feast for the Eye (1995), The Life and Work of Thomas Baines 1820-1875 (1995 with Jane Carruthers), Women and Art in South Africa (1996), South African Botanical Art: Peeling Back the Petals, (ed. 2001); From Union to Liberation: South African Women Artists 1910-1994 (edited with Brenda Schmahmann, 2005) and Art in Eastern Africa (ed. 2008). Current research includes my on-going interest in women’s creative practice, South African printmaking and artists’ books in KwaZulu-Natal, and diasporic creativity. I focus on the Southern African context and the role assumed by visual and verbal narratives as strategies for expressing and understanding different cultural experiences and facilitating the intersection of memory and imagination in identity formation.


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