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“Sullivan challenges our assumptions about what constitutes research practices and in doing so presents a ground-breaking analysis for visual arts practice as research. This compelling image-text book opens the possibilities for the construction of new forms of knowledge in our increasingly visual world.”
“Sullivan provides a timely and excellent introduction to the emerging field of visual cognition and educational research.”
“In this rich and layered reflection on visual arts practice as research, Graeme Sullivan launches a passionate and convincing case that rewrites the definitions of ‘art’ and ‘research’ as it unapologetically claims for the visual arts the respect and admiration of the academy.”
“Art Practice as Research is long overdue. Graeme Sullivan eloquently crafts a methodology text and articulates for contemporary visual artist-researchers how arts practices are, in fact, rich forms of research inquiry.”
“Sullivan’s text is an important addition to the literature associated with research, critical inquiry, and arts education. I wish that such a text would have been available at the time that I was working on my dissertation. I will recommend it to my graduate students and colleagues.”
"Sullivan has writen a complex, closely reasoned, and very detailed dargument about a topic that, at first glance, seems superfluous to anyone who has ever had the good fortune to observe serious artists seriously engaged in making their art... Sullivan has created an excellent, even poetic, excercise in his own endeavor to share his understandings of the creative process."
"I can recommend Sullivan's book for those who want a thorough overview of the field of inquiry in the visual arts. It is well structured and Sullivan presents many examples to illustrate his arguments."
"Art Practice As Research is encyclopedic in depth and scope of material supporting the author's vital thesis, and the vision of studio art as fully acknowledged academic research, may be elusive as the dragonfly."
"The book eloquently explains research practices found in the art studio and argues that visual art research is grounded in the practices that come from art itself. This profound and visionary book . . . is an essential text for every research student of art and art education in art schools and schools of education."