Performing Arts Lead: Dr Minty Donald

Minty is a lecturer in Contemporary Performance (Theatre Studies) and an artist. As a performance practitioner working in the area of public art, research and dissemination are indivisibly linked in an ongoing process of knowledge exchange amongst  collaborators, academic and non-academic audiences, and herself.

Minty has recently been involved in several knowledge exchange activities including but not limited to:

Bridging Part I (2010),a large scale, site-specific public performance exploring the changing status of the River Clyde in Glasgow. Made in collaboration with artist Nick Millar and Offshore Workboats Ltd. Commissioned by the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts.

Bridging (2014), a split screen documentary film of Bridging Part I shown as part of Glasgow Film Theatre’s contribution to the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

High-Slack-Low-Slack-High (2012), a series of site-specific public sound works exploring aspects of the tidal range of the River Clyde in Glasgow and its relationship to changing labour and transport patterns in the city. Made in collaboration with artists John Cavanagh, Douglas Morland, Nick Millar, Nichola Scrutton and Hanna Tuulikki. Programmed as part of Glasgow Festival of Visual Art.

Guddling About: Canada (2014) a series of context-specific public performances and installations exploring human-water relations around the Bow River in the City of Calgary and the Bow watershed, Southern Alberta. Made in collaboration with artist Nick Millar and in partnership with the City of Calgary departments: Utilities and Environmental Protection and Public Art.

Guddling About: Glasgow (2013 - ongoing) a series of context-specific public performances and installations exploring human-water relations around the River Clyde. Made in in collaboration with artist Nick Millar and in partnership with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Scottish Water, Clydeport, Glasgow City Council and the Riverside Museum.

As Theme Lead for Performing Arts, Minty's aspiration is to promote and develop the partnerships, collaborations and other opportunities for knowledge exchange that currently exist for academics working in the performing arts at the University of Glasgow, and to open up new ones. Minty wishes to enhance and make visible the knowledge exchange agenda that is inherent to research and dissemination in the performing arts.


To learn more about Performing Arts or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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