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Harriet Carter

Visual Arts, Birmingham City University

Thesis title:

Beyond Transposition? Exploring painting and the metaphysical through birdsong and Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux.

Research Area

  • Visual Arts


'Painting as birdsong? Transposition as method of research practice between the auditory and the visual', 8th December 2019, CARU Arts re Search Conference 2019, Oxford, UK.

'Birdwatching', co-authored with Dr James Fisher of University of Gloucester, 14-15th May 2020, Research in the Arts, the Arts in Research, Cultural Literacy in Europe, Lodz, Poland. 

Public Engagement & Impact

Invited talks

'OneNote in a painting practice-led doctoral research project', 20th February 2019, PGR Studio's Filtering the Universe, Birmingham, UK. 

'Confusing, Tricky, Research Defining', 13th March 2019, ADM PGCert in Research Practice's workshop for part-time students, Birmingham, UK.

'Paris, Tuscany, South of France 2019', 25th September 2019, M4C Residential Induction, Warwick, UK.

Group organised events

Coordinator of creative showcases, M3C Research Festival, May 2019

Co-organisor of 'Spice-Up Your Write', Eastside Projects funded through the PGR Studio Researcher's development Award May, 2019

Volunteer organisor, PGR Studio's 'Inside//Out Research Festival', January 2019

Selected group exhibitions
'Light and Shade', Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, June 2018
'A Study of Colour', The Gallery, Kenilworth, July 2017
'Moving On, Staying On', Blok Studios, Worcester, 2017

Other Research Interests

Print making

Visual voice

Practice as research


Cultural Literacy in Europe 2019-present


SEDA, Learning and Teaching in HE, March 2020

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice, January 2019