Clinton Cahill BA(Hons) MA
Subject tutor MA Graphic Design and Art Direction, MA Illustration and MA Animation
Tutor on BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Clinton Cahill's commercial background in illustration and has lectured in art and design since 1982. He has taught courses in Further and Higher Education institutions in the Northwest and overseas. His first degree is in Fine Art, painting (exhibiting as a Whitworth Northern Young Contemporaries in 1980) and he holds an MA the History of Art and Design. Currently a full time Senior Lecturer in the Department of Design at Manchester School of Art, he is a tutor on BA (Hons) Graphic Design course and co-ordinating subject tutor for taught MA Graphic Design and Art Direction, MA Illustration and MA Animation, as part of the MMU taught postgraduate network. Clinton is pursuing his interests in the phenomenology of image and the relationship between image, text and illustration, by undertaking a part time practice-based PhD study into visuality in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, exploring visual adaptation of the text and processes of reading-through-drawing. This is also an expression of his interest in advancing the practice-as-research agenda of the School of Art through the development of dialogue, opportunity and resources. He writes a monthly guest blog for the James Joyce Centre in Dublin and has presented papers on his research in the UK and internationally.
Clinton served as External Examiner for MA Applied Arts at the University Wolverhampton, 2008 - 2012 and for Communications Art and Design, University of Huddersfield, 2009 - 14.
Clinton is currently supervising six PhD candidates.
'Cotton, Dust and Alchemy', digital print 'Artschool!' - a group show responding to the history of the Manchester School of Art, Holden Gallery, MMU, June 2009 http://www.holdengallery. Details…
Contribution of themed images to OWT Zine. 3 Images each to issues 10 Displacement, 11 Voyage, 13 Reproces. Details…
2014 REF Output No. 2 Output Dates: 2009 - 2013 Output types: ii. Details…
Exhibitions • 4 – 10 July 2011. State of Play, group exposition at RIBA Hub, CUBE in Manchester (see above under research outputs) • 2010 Pairings at the Sir Kenneth Green Library, MMU. Details…
This is a peer-reviewed, co-authored article for the Journal of Illustration, published by Intellect. The article addresses processes by which James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been visually interpreted by examining accounts given of their published work in this area by contemporary practitioners - book artist Sheena Calvert, myself and renowned Illustrator, John Vernon Lord. Details…
Conference paper: 'Headwaters: reading drawing Finnegans Wake'. Book Contribution: 'Headwaters: reading drawing Finnegans Wake' a contributory chapter in 'Illustration and Intermedial Avenues' for the 'Book Practices and Textual Itineraries' series, Interdisciplinaries in English Studies/Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones (IDEA) - the English Studies research group at the Université de Lorraine. Details…
Illuminating the Wake A monthly guest blog for the James Joyce Centre, Dublin. Commenced December 2012. Details…
Illuminating the Wake Exhibition at DarcSpace gallery, Dublin 12th May - 17th June 2014, in collaboration with DarcSpace and the James Joyce Centre funded through MIRIAD via MMU Design Research Centre. The exhibition at DarcSpace is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the publication of 'Finnegans Wake' and with the celebrations of ‘Bloomsday’ week. Details…
'Super-urban Meerkat and the Community of Surrendered Eggs' shown at 'Illustration in a Culture of Vulnerability', International group exhibition:July 2010. Research exhibition curated by Stephen Pascoe at NMIT, Melbourne. Details…
2014 REF Output No. 3 Output Date: October 2013 Output type: i. Details…
2014 REF Output No.4 Output Date: 2010 - 2013 Output Type: i. Details…
The project is expected to be completed by December 2016. The outputs will be 112 design drawings (now completed) and 112 ink illustrations for the Proteus web chapter of the 'Ulysses Seen' project. Details…
8 – 22 August 2010. Part of a collaborative venture between MMU and NMIT to explore staff and student exchanges and joint projects. Details…
International Exhibition 19th Sept – 9th October 2011. An Image and text installation consisting of two scroll pieces Wendawanda and Irwell contributing to Part One of Visual Discourses with collaborators Dr. Details…
Visual Discourse part 3. Location: displacement from another side Iterative 'pop up' exhibition event as part of an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Details…
2014 REF Output No.1 Output Date: 2013 Output types: i. Details…
Clinton Cahill is a member of the Design Research Group.
A selection of recent research outputs.
Cahill, C., 2014. Illuminating the Wake, DarcSpace gallery, Dublin, 12th May - 17th June 2014,.
Cahill, C., 2014. Illuminating The Wake, DarcSpace gallery, Dublin, 12th May - 17th June 2014,.
Cahill, C., Dr. Colleen Morris, Stephen Pascoe, 2014. Visual Discourse part 3. Location: displacement from another side, 2nd Floor Landing, Benzie Building MMU, 31st April - 4th March 2014.
Cahill, C., Cate Watkinson, 2013. Pairings: Cross-disciplinary collaborations in craft and design, CAA, London, 22nd March – 13th April 2013.
Cahill, C., Butler, J., Platt, S., Parry, G., Waltering, S., 2012. Doverodde book arts festival- iv, Limfjordscentret Doverodde Købmandsgård, Denmark, 18 – 20th May 2012.
Cahill, C., Cate Watkinson, 2012. Pairings: Cross-disciplinary collaborations in craft and design, Craft In The Bay, Cardiff,, 14th January - 26th February 2012.
Cahill, C., Cate Watkinson, 2011. Pairings: Cross-disciplinary collaborations in craft and design, The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea., 4th November 2011 - 8th January 2012..
Cahill, C., Cruz, A., Strange, E., Sykes, L., Penny, D., Chavez-Dawson, M., O'Neil, C.J.,., 2011. PPR: State of Play, CUBE, Manchester, 4 – 10 July 2011.
Cahill, C., Haley, D., Morris, C., Pascoe, S., 2011. Visual Discourse Part 1. Mapping Melbourne and Manchester, Riverside of Yarra House, NMIT Fairfield Campus, Melbourne, 19 Sept. - 9 Oct. 2011.
Watkinson, C., Cahill, C., 2010. Pairings: Cross-disciplinary collaborations in craft and design, The Sir Kenneth Green Gallery, MMU Special Collections (Also later at The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea; Craft In The Bay, Cardiff), 26 July - 13th November 2010.
Cahill, C., 2009. Arts School, Holden Gallery, MMU, June 2009.
Cahill, C., Butler, J., Platt, S., Parry, G., Waltering, S., Carson, J., Millar, R., 2009. The Story of Things, Sir Kenneth Greene Gallery, MMU Special Collections, All Saint's Campus, 14 September 2009 - 29 January 2010.
Cahill, C., Butler, J., Platt, S., Parry, G., Waltering, S., 2005. ‘Sex, Death and Flat Pack Furniture’, Holden Gallery, March – 18 April 2005.
Jointly Authored Book
Cahill, C., Brittain, D., 2013. 'Inside Photography', Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK.
Cahill, C., Butler, J., Platt, S., Parry, G., Waltering, S., Carson, J., Millar, R., 2010. 'Across The Garden Wall ( the last lads)'. In Carson, J. and Miller, R. (eds.) Stilled Lives, Righton Press, Manchester.
Cahill, C., Vichnar, D., Armand, L., Donald F. Theall, Darren Tofts, Louis Armand, Milesi, L., Norris, A., Benejam, V., Deppman, J., Dumitrescu, A., Marvin, J., Roughley, A., 2010. 'Wake Mapping frontispiece, Hypermedia Joyce'. In Vichnar, D. and Armand, L.. (eds.) Hypermedia Joyce Studies, Univerzita Karlova v Praze Filoficka Faculta, Prague.
Cahill, C., Watkinson, C., 2010. 'Pairings: A Conversation', Pairings: A Conversation, http://www.blurb.com/search/site_search?search=Pairings+a+conversation.
Cahill, C., 2010. 'Reflecting The Wake', The blue Notebook Vol. 4, No. 2. 2010.
Cahill, C., 2009. 'Illustrating The Wake', Hypermedia Joyce Studies, HJS Vol. 10 (2009).
Cahill, C., 2016. 'Headwaters: reading drawing Finnegans Wake', Literary Illustration Between Texts and Paintings, Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, 13th February 2014.
Cahill, C., Lerm-Hayes, C.M., Thurston, N., Sanchez, M., Foster, N., 2014. 'Drawing in the Dark : James Joyce's Finnegans Wake', International Association of Word and Image Studies panel: Conceptual Writing: A Word and Image Continuum, CAA conference, Hilton, Chicago, 11th - 14th February 2014.
Cahill, C., Fordham, Finn, Crow, S., Hannaway, C., 2013. 'Illustrating The Wake', James Joyce and Illustration, Ashmolean, Oxford, 23 June 2013.
Cahill, C., 2012. 'Drawing on Water: graphic reading and the Interiority of the visual in Finnegans Wak', Joyce and Visual Culture panel, SAMLA, Society for Critical Exchange Conference, Durham NC, North Carolina, USA, 9 – 11 November 2012.
Cahill, C., 2012. 'Imag(in)ing The Wake: graphic mimesis in the reading and visual adaptation of Finnegans Wake', XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin, 10 - 16 June 2012.
Cahill, C., 2011. 'An Eye, Listening at Listening: Precision and Subjectivity: Thinking and Doing as Continuity, a PPR event at , supported by MIRIAD as part of part of Teaching,', Teaching, Listening and Learning, PARC Northwest, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, 17 November 2011.
Cahill, C., 2011. 'Droodles of an Illustrainer: Approaching a visual adaptation of Finnegans Wake.', North American James Joyce Conference: Joyce in Science and Art, Huttington Library and Caltech, USA, 12 – 16 June 2011.
Cahill, C., 2011. 'Selfscreened Squidsquirts: a visually engaged reading of the Wake', Illustration and Writing, Manchester Metropolitan University, • 11 November 2011.
Cahill, C., 2009. 'Illustrating The Wake: A reflection on Finnegans Wake as stimulus and context for visual practice', Eire on the Erie, the 2009 North American James Joyce Conference, The University at Buffalo, New York., 12 – 16th. June, 2009.