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Mr Jonathan Carson
Mr Jonathan Carson
postal addressCentenary Building, School of Art & Design, University of Salford, Adelphi Campus, Salford, UK, M3 6EQ.
email addressJ.Carson@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 6712
website addresshttp://carsonandmiller.co.uk/
Key Memberships
Associate Head of School (Teaching): School of Art & Design
From July 2011 to August 2012.
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
From July 2012 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Contemporary Fine Art & Critical Theory
From January 2010 to June 2012.
Profile Summary

Jonathan Carson is one half of the creative partnership Carson & Miller. He and Rosie Miller have worked collaboratively as artists since 2000. Carson & Miller's practice is driven by their interest in narrative and the way they can tell and re-tell stories. Recent work has used the game, the book and the object as methodologies for collaboration and production.

Carson & Miller have produced a number of artists' books, including The Exquisite Fold (2007, with Patricia Allmer and John Sears), synopsis (2008) and Scrapbook (the story of things) (2009, published by Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections). In 2009, Carson & Miller edited the artists' book stilled lives for Righton Press. Artists' books by Carson & Miller have been acquired by a number of collections including Arts Council Ireland (Dublin), Chetham's Library (Manchester), Laurence Sterne Trust (Coxwold, Yorkshire), Limfjordscentret (Denmark) and Southern Cross University (Australia).

In 2009 Carson & Miller curated The Story of Things for Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections (2009-2010). Other work has featured in exhibitions including Swap/Vaihto (UK & Finland, 2008) and Universal Shipping Box (Argentina, Germany and UK, 2010). Carson & Miller have played a series of games in galleries in Liverpool, Manchester and Berlin, and have spoken and written about their work in a number of settings, including presentations in Belgium, the UK and the USA, and texts in publications including the journal Image [&] Narrative (2011) and Recording Leisure Lives: Everyday Leisure in 20th Century Britain (2012).

Working with Theresa Wilkie and Rosie Miller, Jonathan is Co-Editor of three volumes on photography which are published by MuseumsEtc: Photography & the Artist’s Book (2012), The Photograph & the Album (2013) and The Reflexive Photographer (2013).

Key Qualifications
2000
1998
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Exhibitions
Guest Editorships of Journals
Other Publications
Performances
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2011
Oct

There is a renewed interest in the relationship of photography and the artist’s book as both works of art and as alternative sites... more >>.

2011
May

This project brought together visual, object-based and written texts of childhood in the form of exhibitions, research studies and museum artefacts to generate alternative discourses of childhood a... more >>.

2010
Jan

This one day conference investigated the reading of narrative in visual contexts, encouraging... more >>.

Conference Presentations
2014
Apr
2014
Feb
2013
Nov
2012
Sep
2012
Apr

http://childhooddiscourses.wordpress.com

2011
Nov
2011
Mar
2011
Mar
2011
Feb
Invited Papers and Lectures
2015
Oct

Part of the Gallery's Lunctime Lecture series, Carson & Miller presented their work Archive Games at Modern 2, SNGMA.

2012
Mar
2012
Feb
2011
Mar
Memberships of External Bodies
2010
Nov

The International Centre for Arts and Cultures of Childhood (ICACC) has been established to gather together a critical mass of researchers and practitioners to strengthen partnership working, devel... more >>.

2001
Sep

Suite Studio Group comprises a range of members and practices . The aim of... more >>.

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2011
Sep

Carson & Miller's artists' book, Scrapbook (the story of things), has inspired, and is featured in, Bury Museum & Art Gallery's exhibition Archiving Memories more >>.