Professor Lesley Millar, Director Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre, School of Craft and Design
Professor Millar’s specialist research interest is contemporary textile practice, particularly in the UK and Japan. After a career as a successful studio practitioner (weave) she has spent the last 20 years building up professional and personal networks resulting in collaborative and mentoring exchanges between textile practitioners and institutions in both countries. This research has been located in three specific areas: textile installations within the built environment (the texturing of space); the transition from traditional practice and its influence on contemporary practice; the use of textiles as an expression of cultural particularity. The second and third of these strands have led to her extending the geographical areas of her research to include Baltic countries Latvia, Estoniamore...
Research Grants and Awards
2012 - received Arts Council England grant to develop a series of exhibitions on the theme of Cloth and Memory
Research Degree Expertise
Lesley is currently on the supervisory team for four research students at UCA.
2009 - PhD External Examiner, University of Northumbria: 2012 - PhD External Examiner, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012 PhD External Examiner, Bath Spa University