Each issue of Creative Matters will focus a particular theoretical work on the topic of creative practice research. For this edition we put out a call to the community to share their most dear, influential or go-to publications. The list below is long, the dates span 1993-2022, and we also note the discipline-specific and more general publications. This list may serve as a reference list for some; or perhaps we can glean from it a certain shape of thought that has emerged over the last 30 or so years; or perhaps it is indicative of what is of interest now. Use it as you will, and if you’d like to make a contribution of a favourite that doesn’t appear below please email the editor.
We would like to highlight the repeat offenders that appeared more than once in the submissions we’ve received so far.
1 Butt, Danny, 2017 Artistic Research in the Future Academy, Intellect
2 Candy Linda, 2020 The Creative Reflective Practitioner Research Through Making and Practice, Routledge
3 TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
4 Vear, Craig, 2022 The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research, Routledge
5 Media Practice and Education Journal
6 Biggs, M & Karlsson, H (eds) 2012 The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts, Routledge
7 Gibson, Ross, 2010 ‘The Known World’, in TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, vol. 14, no. 8.
8 Barrett, E & Bolt, B (eds) 2010 Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, I. B. Tauris.
9 Smith, H. & Dean, R. (eds) 2009 Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh University Press
10 Gray, C, & Malins, J, 2004 Visualizing research: a guide to the research process in art and design, Ashgate
Batty, C & Baker, DJ 2018, ‘The role of fiction in screenwriting (as) research’, in TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, vol. 2, no. 1, S48, pp. 1-10.
Crouch, Christopher, 2007, ‘Praxis and the Reflexive Creative Practitioner’ in Visual Art Practice vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 105-114. doi: 10.1386/jvap.6.2.105/1.
Foster, Hal, 1996, ‘The Artist as Ethnographer’ in The Return of the Real, pp. 302–309, MIT Press.
Gourlay, Stephen, 2002, ‘Tacit Knowledge, Tacit Knowing or Behaving?’ Paper presented at 3rd European Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference, 5–6 April, Athens. http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/2293/1/Gourlay%202002%20tacit%20knowledge.pdf
Gray, C & Pirie, I 1995 ‘Artistic Research Procedure: Research at the Edge of Chaos’. http://carolegray.net/Papers%20PDFs/ead.pdf.
Gray, C & Malins, J, 1993. ‘Research Procedures / Methodologies for Artists and Designers’. http://carolegray.net/Papers%20PDFs/ead.pdf.
Kerrigan, S & Batty, C 2016, ‘Re-conceptualising screenwriting for the academy: the social, cultural and creative practice of developing a screenplay’, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 130-144.
McVeigh, M. 2019, ‘Work-in-progress: the Writing of Shortchanged‘ in A Companion to Screen Production. Batty, C.; Berry, M.; Dooley, K.; Frankham, B. & Kerrigan, S. (eds). Palgrave Macmillan.
Scrivener, Stephen 2021, ‘The art object does not embody a form of knowledge revisited’ in The Routledge International Handbook of Creative-Practice research, Routledge
Wilkie, A, 2010, Creative Assemblages: Organisation and Outputs of Practice-led Research. Leonardo, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 98–99.
Batty, C & Kerrigan, S 2018 (eds) Screen Production Research, Palgrave.
Batty, C, Berry, M, Dooley, K, Frankham, B, & Kerrigan, S 2019, The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production, Springer International Publishing.
Bolt, B & Barrett,E (eds) 2014, Material inventions: applying creative arts research, London: I.B. Taurus
Bolt, B & MacNeill, K (eds) 2020 The meeting of aesthetics and ethics in the academy: challenges for creative practice researchers in higher education London: Routledge
Borgdorff, H, 2012 The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia, Amsterdam University Press
Candy, Linda, 2006, Practice Based Research: A guide, Creativity & Cognition Studios http://www.creativityandcognition.com University of Technology, Sydney
Carter, Paul, 2004 Material Thinking, Carlton: Melbourne University Press.
Gauntlett, David, 2011 Making Is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Gibson, Ross, 2015, Changescapes: Complexity, Mutability, Aesthetics, UWAP Scholarly
Gibson, Ross, 2015, Memoryscopes: Remnants, Forensics, Aesthetics, UWAP Scholarly
Gray, Caroline 2004. Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design, Ashgate.
Lawrence, B, & Murray, L, 2000, Practitioner-Based Enquiry: Principles and Practices for Postgraduate Research, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Loveless, Natalie, 2019, How to Make Art at the End of the World: a manifesto for research-creation, Duke University Press
Ravelli, L, Paltridge, B & Starfield, C (eds) 2014 Doctoral Writing in Creative and Performing Arts, Oxfordshire: Libri.
Kroll, J & Harper, G. (eds) 2012 Research methods in creative writing. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mercer, L, Robson, J & Fenton, D 2012, Live Research: Methods of Practice-led Inquiry in Performance. Nerang: Ladyfinger.
Nelson, R 2013 Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
James Oliver (ed) 2018 Associations: Creative Practice and Research, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
Pont, Antonia 2021 A Philosophy of Practicing, Edinburgh University Press
Sullivan, G 2010 Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Arts, Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Wilson, Jenny 2017 Artists in the University, Springer
Australia Art Education Journal
Australasian Drama Studies Journal
Communication Research and Practice
International Journal of Creative Media Research
Journal of Artistic Research
Journal of Screenwriting Special
Journal of Visual Art Practice
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Media Practice and Education
VIS Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research
Contributors: Clive Barstow, Beata Batorowicz, Simon Biggs, David Cross, Ian Gwilt, Daniel Juckes, Susan Kerrigan, Margaret McVeigh, Noel Maloney, Daniel Palmer, Marie Sierra