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Samantha Clark

Education and Experience

Sam has been a practising visual artist for many years, working across a range of media including video, installation, drawing, photography and text, and originally studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts and the Slade School of Art (UCL). She has taught at various art schools including Edinburgh College of Art, the Tasmanian School of Art at Hobart, and Central St. Martin’s, and is currently lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland. She has recently undertaken an MA in Values and Environment (distance learning) at the University of Central Lancashire, writing her final thesis on Jean-Paul Sartre and eco-phenomenology. In 2011 Sam is embarking on a PhD in Creative Writing, tentatively titled ‘The Subtle Ether: Towards an Ecology of Absences.’

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Journal article ‘Strange Strangers and Uncanny Hammers: Morton’s ‘Ecological thought’ and the Phenomenological Tradition’ (2013), Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, Journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment 17:2, 98-108

Creative nonfiction essay and photograph series ‘The Curator’s Room’ (2014) published in Terrain.Org: A Journal of Built and Natural Environments. Available online from August 2014 at

‘Contemporary Art and Environmental Aesthetics’, Environmental Values, Vol. 19:3 (2010): pp 351-371


‘S.T.I.L.L.’ a series of sound recordings for the exhibition ‘Gentle Actions: Art Ecology Action’ at Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Norway, October - November 2010. This work was also installed in the Scottish Poetry Library as part of ‘Environmental Dialogues’; an RSE-funded series of art and text installations coinciding with the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, held in Edinburgh July 2011.

A video work ‘Levitation’, screening at the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art in Sunderland in October 2011 as part of ‘Wonders of the Visible World’, an exhibition curated by Alistair Robinson.

Conference papers

‘The Content of Nothing’ with Judy Spark, Presented at DART research seminar series, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, October 2013

Samantha Clark



PhD student:
Creative Writing