Dr Kim Bagley
Kim is an artist, educator and researcher from South Africa. Kim was educated to MA level at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She completed the first practice-led PhD in Ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in 2014 under the tutelage of Prof Magdalene Odundo and Prof Simon Olding.
Kim is the first Making Futures Fellow at Arts University Plymouth (2020-2022), working with the British Council on the Crafting Futures Programme in the South Caucasus.
Alongside teaching and research, Kim has developed her own practice in sculptural and installation-based ceramics that explore and comment on social issues in South Africa and the UK.
Kim has taught at UCA Farnham, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Hertfordshire as well as in the adult education sector. Kim has worked as a research associate at the University of Westminster at the Ceramics Research Centre – UK.
Recent publications include two catalogue essays for ‘African Ceramics: a different perspective’ for the Design Museum, Munich.
Ceramics, Southern African Ceramics, Contemporary African Ceramics, Ceramics in the Expanded Field, Ceramic Sculpture
PhD thesis: 2014. ‘Africa and the West: a contested dialogue in modern and contemporary ceramics’, University for the Creative Arts Farnham/University of Brighton.
Journal Article: ‘Extermination Tents: The maker’s perspective on displaying new ceramics’ In: Interpreting Ceramics, Issue 17, 2016
Exhibition: Africa and the West, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, UCA, Farnham, 2014
Exhibition: Hide: Ceramic Stories from KwaZulu-Natal, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, 2014
Exhibition: 2013 All Fired Up, Musée La Piscine, Roubaix, curated by Jenny Stretton (Durban Art Gallery) as part of the South African ‘Season’ in France.