Leading Edinburgh art school Leith School of Art offers students the opportunity to develop their interests and skills in a wide range of subjects, benefiting from their tutors’ depth of knowledge and passion for their subjects, making it an exceptional place to learn for established artists or complete beginners.
Among the new short courses currently available is the online lecture series Meeting the Gaze: students consider the evolution of the gaze throughout art history in a six-part lecture series.
Taking examples from contemporary art, film and popular culture, the series of lectures is ideal for anyone interested in exploring the ethics of looking and the power dynamics between artist and subject—between the observer and the observed.
Week by week we will consider the gaze as a series of lenses through which we can understand artworks and visual culture while reflecting on our own position both as an artist and consumer, taking in The Male Gaze, The Colonial Gaze, The Oppositional Gaze, The Queer Gaze, The Bourgeois Gaze, and The Institutional Gaze. No previous knowledge is required and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.