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Dr Magnus Quaife

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Fine Art, 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…


Magnus Quaife is a member of the Art Research Group.

A selection of recent research outputs.


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

Quaife, M., 2019. While England Mourns, Contemporary Forward, Touchstones, Rochdale, 5/5/2019 - 30/6/2018.

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

Quaife, M., Hartshorne, I., 2018. 'Teaching painting: An organisation'.

Hartshorne, I, 2017. 'Teaching Painting'.