Dr. Loraine Leeson works as a visual artist and works primarily through social engagement. She also works as programme leader for MA in Art and Social Practice in the Department of Visual Arts at Middlesex University, London. Her research focuses on the role of art in social and environmental change through bringing community-based knowledge into the public domain.
Loraine directs the arts charity cSPACE, and acts as chair of both the strategy group Arts for Labour, and the film and video production and training centre Four Corners.
In the 1980s she worked in support of the campaigning communities of London’s Docklands, and later used digital media and the Internet to explore collective creativity.
2017 saw her 1970s photomontage work in support of health campaigns exhibited at ICA London as well as the Routledge publication of her book Art:Process:Change – inside a socially situated practice.
Routledge published a paperback edition of Art:Process:Change in Spring 2020.