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Dr Magnus Quaife

Department Lead for Employability and Placements


Teaching Painting: An Organisation

Teaching painting is the name of an organisation, formed at Manchester school of art in 2015 whose remit is to investigate the teaching of contemporary painting practices within art schools. Along with Ian Hartshorne and Donal Moloney, we organise a range of activities that include publications, conferences, exhibitions and workshops. Details…



Quaife, M., 2019. Expanded Painting in Context, Contemporary Forward, Touchstones, Rochdale, 5/5/2019 - 30/6/2018.

Quaife, M., 2019. Thomas Bell Ale, Portland Basin Museum, 30/1/2019.

Bull, L., Cordwell, P., Denyer, L., Dorsett, C., Doyle, J., Edmundson, S., Giovanelli, L., Harris, R., Hartshorne, I., Hawtin, C., Hemmersbach, L., Lawley, C., Meganity, R., Moloney, D., Mountford, B., Penlington, S., Topoloewski, R., 2017. Menzel's Foot, P.S.Mirabel, 18/5/2017.

Quaife, MJ., 2015. B/Q: Roland Barthes and Magnus Quaife, Castlefield Gallery, 16/11/2015.

Milroy, L., Priesman, R., Pippin, S., Camp, J., Quaife, M., 2015. Present Tense, Swindon Museum, 15/1/2015.

Moloney, D., Quaife, M., O' Reilly, O., Benson, S., Brown, K., Hartshorne, I., Jurack, B., Lansley, J., Lewis, C., Osbaldeston, D., 2015. Under the Shadow of Natural Things, Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art, 2/2/2015.

Bellany, J., Freud, L., John, G., Moore, H., Auerbach, F., Quinn, J., Cole, L., Quaife, M., 2014. About Face: Portraits & Figure Studies From the Swindon Collection of Modern Art, Swindon Museum, 11/6/2014.

Quaife, MJ., 2014. Like a Child Running a Stick Along a Fence, Works|Projects, 24/5/2014.


Hartshorne, I., Moloney, D., Quaife, M., 2017. 'Teaching Painting How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?', Black Dog Publishing.

Quaife, M., 2016. 'Teaching painting', Black Dog, London.

Other Outputs

Hartshorne, I., Quaife, M., 2019. 'Teaching Painting 'An organisation''.

Quaife, M., Hartshorne, I., 2019. 'Teaching painting: An organisation'.

Hartshorne, I, 2017. 'Teaching Painting'.