|About Paul Gough
Paul was founding Director of the then Bristol-based Research Centre PLaCe http://placeinternational.org/index.htm, now based in Dundee.
Amongst his recent publications is a monograph on the British artist Stanley Spencer, Journey to Burghclere, and A Terrible Beauty, an extensive study of British art of the Great War. An edited volume of correspondence between Stanley Spencer and Desmond Chute, Your Loving Friend, was published in 2011. Gough’s edited book on the street artist Banksy was published in 2012.
His book - ‘Brothers in Arms’ - on the work of British war artists Paul and John Nash is published in July 2014. As part of a broad portfolio of activity linked to the centenary of the Great War, he is curating three exhibitions - in London and Bristol - and has been advising the Royal Mint in the UK on the design principles, iconography and potential artists for their commemorative coinage linked to the centenary of the war, 2014-2019.
During ten years work as television presenter, researcher and associate producer he worked for ITV, BBC and C4 on a range of creative arts programmes from dance to drama, poetry to painting, including the award-winning documentary Redundant Warrior, about the photographer Don McCullin. In addition to occasional work on BBC radio, he has a credit for ‘design research’ in the Aardman Animations feature film, Chicken Run.
In an extensive portfolio of academic roles in the UK he was a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and chair of its ‘Landscape and Environment’ commissioning panel, a five year, five million pound programme of research. Having been a panel member for RAE 2001 and on the HEFCE Research Capability Fund panel, he became chair of sub-panel 63 in RAE 2008 with responsibility for Art and Design. He has since worked with governments and universities in New Zealand, Romania, and Australia as they prepare for research assessment exercises. He was invited to be a chair of the Research Assessment Panel for the RAE 2014 in Hong Kong.