BA Fine Art

Meet your Librarian – Lindsey Crush

About Lindsey

Lindsey is the Subject Librarian responsible for the Faculty of Arts & Media. She studied Fine Art at NUA, Library Studies at Aberystwyth and has a Higher Education teaching qualification.

How Can I Help You?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@nualibrary) for times and dates.

E-Book Collections

Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.

Useful E-Book Collections for BA Fine Art:

Fine Art (O'Reilly)

BA Fine Art

Fine Art (ProQuest)

BA Fine Art
Print Books

 

 

Fine Art books begin at Dewey Decimal number 700 but you will find there are many other sections on the library that will help your research.

With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks.

Find out how to search for books on Discovery, the Library catalogue, here

    Useful Sources of Information

    Reading lists

    Here are the reading lists set for each unit of your study, these will provide links to the required and recommended resources that your tutors wish you to look at.

    Online Resources

    As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

    Useful Online Resources for BA Fine Art:

    TV, Video and Sound
    Access: On and Off-campus

    Box of Broadcasts

    BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

    BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.

    This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.

    E-Books
    Access: On and Off-campus

    Ebook Central

    BA ActingBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine Art

    Search our huge database of titles covering a wide variety of topics. All titles are available so you can start reading straight away. A great source for research and learning more about historical and cultural contexts. You can read e-books online, or you can download them to Adobe Digital Editions (PC/Mac) or Bluefire (iOS/Android).

    Maps and Images
    Access: Free Online

    Wellcome Images

    BA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA PhotographyMA Communication DesignMA Fine ArtMA Photography

    Free low and high-res historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, including Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books, and many detailed medical photographs inspiring in shape, colour and texture. Images free to reuse with attribution.

    Maps and Images
    Access: Free Online

    Visual Arts Data Service

    BA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA FashionMA Textile Design

    VADS includes 140,000 images (fashion, textiles, posters, prints and design artefacts) from over 50 diverse UK collections. Images are copyright-cleared for non-commercial educational use and personal research.

    Maps and Images
    Access: On and Off-campus

    John Johnson Collection

    BA Design for PublishingBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationMA Communication DesignMA Fine Art

    The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera gives access to over 65,000 digitised documents in five main categories exploring everyday life from the 18th to the early 20th century : 19th-Century Entertainment; The Booktrade; Popular Prints; Crime; Advertising (See also VADS for major images from the collection).

    Publications

    Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

    Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

    • They are up to date.
    • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
    • Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.

     

    Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
    To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.

    Selected BA Fine Art publications:

    Magazine
    Access: On and Off-campus
    Availability: In Print and Online
    Status: Current

    Art monthly

    BA Fine ArtMA CurationMA Fine Art

    One of the UK's leading contemporary art magazines

    Journal
    Access: On and Off-campus
    Availability: Online
    Status: Current

    Drawing: research, theory, practice

    BA Fine ArtMA Fine Art

    Promotes and disseminates drawing research with a focus on contemporary practice and its theoretical context.

    Magazine
    Access: On and Off-campus
    Availability: In Print and Online
    Status: Current

    Frieze

    BA Fine ArtMA CurationMA Fine Art

    Leading magazine for contemporary art and culture

    Magazine
    Access: On and Off-campus
    Availability: In Print and Online
    Status: Current

    Tate etc.

    BA Fine ArtMA CurationMA Fine Art

    Tate's art magazine, published three times a year.

    Magazine
    Access: On-Campus
    Availability: In Print
    Status: Current

    Turps banana

    BA Fine ArtMA CurationMA Fine Art

    Magazine which concentrates exclusively on painting and is written predominantly by practising painters. Part of the art school of the same name in London.

    Research Reports

    For the BA3a unit you are required to produce a Research Report.

    The Research Report gives you the chance to explore an area of interest to you and your practice. It should build on the ideas you laid out in the Research Report Proposal you handed in as part of the BA2b unit.

    The guidelines for all courses are available on the intranet: Research Report Guidelines

    You can see examples of high quality research reports from previous years’ NUA students via the link below:

      Websites

      Useful websites for Fine Artists

      • a-n

        a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members.

      • American Suburb X

        A US photography blog with a huge photography history archive. (Sections on painting and Film too).

      • Bomb Magazine

        Quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers.

      • It's nice that

        Innovative website covering a range of subjects including Art, Photography, Media and Fashion.