Cheng-Chu Weng

Shaping Shadow: Painting in the Expanded Field The practice-based thesis centres upon my fine art practice. I define my practice as a ‘sense’ of painting space, which is to understand painting in terms of an expanded field. The painterly compositional methods are particular be applied and developed through site-specific considerations of architectural spaces, bodies, and … Continue reading “Cheng-Chu Weng”

WSA Alumni published in Journal of Contemporary Painting

Many congratulations to the two WSA PGR Alumni who have published articles in the latest issue of Journal of Contemporary Painting (vol. 6 issue 1-2). It is wonderful to see alumni making such a contribution to art criticism. Some details below of both these contributions to scholarship Feng Jie (2021) ‘Writing from the other side: Critical reflections … Continue reading “WSA Alumni published in Journal of Contemporary Painting”

PhD Studio Intensive

The PhD Studio Intensive ran for a whole week, between 14-18 November 2016. Situated in a large shared space (just off of the main sculpture studio), participants were encouraged to work intensively to explore their own areas of practice, but within the context of a collective environ. Led by Ian Dawson and Sunil Manghani, who themselves were collaborating in … Continue reading “PhD Studio Intensive”

Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment

Cheng-Chu Weng, currently pursing a practice-based PhD at Winchester School of Art, recently curated an exhibition that accompanied the conference ‘Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment‘, which was held at University of Southampton/ Winchester School of Art event (October 14th-15th 2016), and organised by Paul Hegarty, Sarah Hayden and Ryan Bishop, in conjunction with the John Hansard Gallery.  … Continue reading “Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment”

Seminar V

  Seminar V: Re:Making (Autumn 2015) Seminar V is devised differently to the preceding seminar series. Although generally running in sync with the fortnightly WSA Staff Seminar series, the key sessions are scheduled as a two day events. These events are brought together under the theme of ‘Re:Making’ – a consideration of what it means to make … Continue reading “Seminar V”

Re: Making

Re: Making L4 Gallery, Southampton 13 February to 8 March, 2016 ‘
what of the artists, the makers, how do they make decisions? 
now an artist is as likely to atomise or extrude or draw, print, wear or perform with objects as part of an adaptable practice. And since art has been transformed into aesthetic communication … Continue reading “Re: Making”

Drawing Together

Cheng-Chu Weng is a PhD candidate at Winchester School of Art, undertaking studio-based research concerned with shadows, the body and space. In this post she recounts her undertaking of an outdoor participatory drawing event, Drawing Together, which was part of 10 Days 2015 CHALK, Winchester’s biennial, interdisciplinary, arts festival. Drawing Together was devised as a participatory outdoor drawing … Continue reading “Drawing Together”

Drawing Together

Drawing Together A Participatory Outdoor Drawing Event Saturday 17 October 2015 11am – 1pm Venue: Discovery Centre, Winchester Through the medium of chalk and shadows Drawing Together brings people together in a shared act of drawing. Visitors to the Discovery Centre are invited to draw together as a means to draw ourselves together if only … Continue reading “Drawing Together”


Seminar V: Re:Making (Autumn 2015) Seminar V is devised as primarily a set of  two day events, under the theme of ‘Re:Making’ – a consideration of what it means to make and re-make ideas, objects and processes. The sessions provide key prompts or challenges for collaborative engagement, but without necessarily stipultaing required outcomes. Instead the sessions are … Continue reading “Re:Making”

Conversation As a Collaborative Research Method

At the 22nd June meeting of the Phenomenology and Imagination Research Group, Yonat Nitzan-Green led the group through reading and discussing the collaborative research method of conversation, referring to Allan Feldman’s essay ‘Conversation As Methodology In Collaborative Action Research’. Exploring conversation in personal experiences, including kibbutz childhood and way of life; and discussing Georg Gadamer’s … Continue reading “Conversation As a Collaborative Research Method”