I am Chair of Contemporary Art Practice & Theory in The University of Edinburgh and Programme Director of MA Contemporary Art Theory, Edinburgh College of Art.

My work involves inventing postdisciplinary methods to parasite the field of contemporary art. It is a pour of historical, critical, materialist and fictional approaches to writing charged and torn with curatorial, paragogical and artistic work. In the pursuit of para, ‘pata and psuedo-disciplinary methods, I frequently work collaboratively, adopting shared avatars that have interpretive flexibility.

As a member of the International Art Critics Association, I am a critic for many international art publications, write for literary and political magazines, the popular press, television, commissioned monographs and artwriting publications and have curated exhibitions as part of international biennials as well as numerous projects at artist-led organisations. Additionally, I continue to conduct research on Contemporary Art in Britain since the 1970s.


Doctor of Philosophy (Why is there only one Monopolies Commission? British Art and its Critics in the Late 1970s), History of Art, The University of Glasgow.

Master of Arts (Honours) History of Art, First Class.

Work Shared in CORE

Visual art

Other Publications

Selected Publications:

Mulholland, N. & Hogg, N. pan-pan New York City: Punctum, 2021

Mulholland, N. Re-imagining the Art School: Paragogy & Artistic Learning, London: Palgrave Macmillan. (Creativity, Education and the Arts), Nov. 2019

Mulholland, N., Shift/Work: Speculations in Leap into Action: Critical Performative Pedagogies in Art & Design Education. Campbell, L. (ed.). New York: Peter Lang, p. 21-26; 39-40; 59-60 9 p. Dec. 2019.

Mulholland, N.  in medias res: nonmodern art, postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, 2019.

Mulholland, N., Jackson, D. & Brown, D. Artists Running: 50 Years of Scottish Cultural Devolution May 2018 In : Visual Culture in Britain. 19, 1

Mulholland, N. The Unlearning Organisation, in Artists in the City: SPACE in ’68 and Beyond. Harding, A. (ed.)., London March 2018

Mulholland, N. Angus MacInnes: The Four Seasons commissioned and published by Hour Projects, hourprojects.info Rådmandsgade 25, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. 2014.

Mulholland, N. & Hogg, N. thN Lng folk 2go: Investigating Future Premoderns™, New York City: Punctum, 2013

Mulholland N. 18 Jun 2013 ‘Shift Happens: Developing Participatory Workshop Models for Educating Contemporary Artists’ Journal of Artistic Research, Issue 3, 2013. jar-online.net, unpaginated.

Mulholland, N. The Cultural Devolution: British Art in the Late Twentieth Century, Ashgate, 2003 and Routledge 2017

Blog Posts


    My research and learning interests in neomedievalisms, paragogy and weird materialisms coorespond directly to three inter-related collaborative projects:

    Confraternity of Neoflagellants

    Shift/Work | Art & Learning

    Atelier | Making Research Material in the Arts & Social Sciences

    Each of these projects is concerned with methodological inventiveness, intermediality and postdisciplinarity.


    Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art (Paris)
    International Association for the Scholarship of Learning & Teaching
    Society for Artistic Research, Zürich
    Council for Higher Education in Art & Design
    National Association for Fine Art Education
    European League of Institutes of the Arts
    Fellow of Creative & Cultural Skills Scotland
    Higher Education Academy Academic Associate

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