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Associate Professor David Bell

Dr David BellAssociate Professor
BA PGDip(Arts) PhD (Otago) DipFA DipTchg

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 3774
Email david.bell@otago.ac.nz

Biography

I have a background in secondary school art and art history teaching, and have contributed to curriculum courses for the Graduate Diploma of Education: Secondary since 1986, as well as a range of other art education courses at the College of Education. I continue to teach in this area, and take an active role in secondary art education curriculum review, and in the development of assessment for art history with the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. I also have a long term interest in the aesthetic sensibilities of Japan, an area in which I continue to research and publish, with some teaching.

Teaching Sector/s

  • MTchgLn Primary and Secondary Programmes
  • BTchg Primary
  • Postgraduate programmes
  • Postgraduate research supervision
  • BA

Teaching Areas

Art Education

  • Secondary Visual Arts Education
  • Secondary Art History Education
  • Secondary Classical Studies Education
  • Primary Art Education (BTchg and MTchgLn)

Art History and Theory:

  • Japanese Art; ukiyo-e (ASIA101)

Research Interests

  • Visual arts education: epistemology; the construction of curriculum; assessment; pedagogy
  • Aesthetic education
  • Museum education programmes
  • Substantive aesthetics in the Japanese visual field; ukiyo-e
  • Japanese arts in New Zealand contexts
  • New Zealand/Asian Studies

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Publications

Bell, D. (2017). Rethinking Yayoi Kusama: Neuroaesethetics, Asobi, and the creative practice. International Journal of Arts Theory & History, 12(3), 9-19. doi: 10.18848/2326-9952/CGP/v12i03/9-19

Bell, D. R. (2017). Aesthetic encounters and learning in the museum. Educational Philosophy & Theory, 49(8), 776-787. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1214899

Bell, D. R. (2017). Learning from artist models in the early years. Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Conference on Art in Early Childhood. (pp. 10). Paro, Bhutan: Centre for Educational Research & Development, Paro College of Education. Retrieved from http://www.pce.edu.bt/

Bell, D., Collins, L., Bell, H., & Spencer, A. (2017, August). Playing and learning with artists in the early years. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago College of Education Annual Research Hui, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bell, D. (2017, August). Learning through art conversations in the early years. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago College of Education Annual Research Hui, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Authored Book - Research

Bell, D. (2007). Hokusai's project: The articulation of pictorial space. Folkestone, UK: Global Oriental, 188p.

Bell, D. (2004). Ukiyo-e explained. Folkestone, UK: Global Oriental, 322p.

Bell, D. R. (2001). Chushingura and the Floating World: The Representation of Kanadehon Chushingura in Ukiyo-e Prints. Surrey: Japan Library, 170p.

Bell, D. (2000). Art in education: An essay celebrating one hundred and twenty-five years of art education at the Dunedin College of Education [Bulletin of New Zealand Art History: Special Series No. 5]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Hocken Library, 76p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Bell, D. (2014). Hokusai and Fuji: Cognition, convention and pictorial invention in Japanese pictorial arts. In P. P. L. Tinio & J. K. Smith (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. (pp. 562-590). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bell, D. (2012). Chūshinguraand Ukiyo-e. Representing Kanadehon Chūshingura in Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. In A. Görlich (Ed.), Treasury of loyal retainers: The drama of the 47 Ronin. (pp. 25-33). Kraków, Poland: Manggha.

Bell, D. (2011). Representing cultures: Seeing East Asian art in New Zealand. In P. Voci & J. Leckie (Eds.), Localizing Asia in Aotearoa. (pp. 116-133). Wellington, New Zealand: Dunmore.

Bell, D. (2009). Urbane Pleasures. In Pleasure and play in Edo Japan. (pp. 39-43). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Museum & College of Arts, University of Canterbury.

Bell, D. (2009). Kitagawa Utamaro [Orian and Kamuro (A courtesan and her maid)]. In R. Notman & L. Cullen (Eds.), Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. (pp. 87). Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Bell, D. (2009). Suzuki Harunobu [Settsu Kinuta-no Tamagawa (Kinuta Crystal River in Settsu Province)]. In R. Notman & L. Cullen (Eds.), Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. (pp. 86). Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Bell, D. (2009). Ando Hiroshige [Shono-hakuu (Driving rain at Shono station)]. In R. Notman & L. Cullen (Eds.), Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. (pp. 96). Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Bell, D. (2009). Katsushika Hokusai [Sanku hakuu (Rainstorm beneath the summit)]. In R. Notman & L. Cullen (Eds.), Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. (pp. 95). Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Bell, D., & Bullen, R. (2009). Play. In Pleasure and play in Edo Japan. (pp. 33-38). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Museum & College of Arts, University of Canterbury.

Bell, D. (2009). Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Mt. Fuji from a cave (Dōchū no Fuji) 1834: From Series 'One hundred views of Mt. Fuji' (Fugaku Hyakkei). In R. Bullen (Ed.), Pleasure and play in Edo Japan. (pp. 60). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Museum & College of Arts, University of Canterbury.

Bell, D. (2009). attrib. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Flayed bonito. In R. Bullen (Ed.), Pleasure and play in Edo Japan. (pp. 58). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Museum & College of Arts, University of Canterbury.

Bell, D. (2009). Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III, 1786-1864): From series: 'A mirror of modern make-up trends' (Imafū keshō kagami): Woman removing her eyebrows; Woman blackening her teeth. In R. Bullen (Ed.), Pleasure and play in Edo Japan. (pp. 66). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Museum & College of Arts, University of Canterbury.

Bell, D. (2009). Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1791-1861): From series: 'Woman in waterfall-striped fashions whose earnest prayers would be answered' (Daigan jōju arigataki-jima): Woman praying, and umbrella under her arm; Woman passing through a curtain; Woman holding a ring of Hozuki. In R. Bullen (Ed.), Pleasure and play in Edo Japan. (pp. 68). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Museum & College of Arts, University of Canterbury.

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Journal - Research Article

Bell, D. (2017). Rethinking Yayoi Kusama: Neuroaesethetics, Asobi, and the creative practice. International Journal of Arts Theory & History, 12(3), 9-19. doi: 10.18848/2326-9952/CGP/v12i03/9-19

Bell, D. R. (2017). Aesthetic encounters and learning in the museum. Educational Philosophy & Theory, 49(8), 776-787. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1214899

Bell, D. R. (2016). Learning, play, and creativity: Asobi, Suzuki Harunobu, and the creative practice. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 50(4), 86-113.

Bell, D. (2016). Museums, art, and learning between cultures: Questions, opportunities and pathways for aesthetic, inter-cultural and museum-situated learning. International Journal of Arts Education, 11(2), 27-38.

Renner, S., & Bell, D. (2016). Joining in the dance: What can learned from high self-efficacy teachers about teaching dance. Curriculum Matters, 12, 46-60.

Bell, D. (2015). Faces of loyalty: Utagawa Kunisada's Seichū Gishi-den; Conformity and innovation in the Ukiyo-e portrait. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 17(2), 75-94.

Bell, D. (2015). Katsushika Hokusai and a poetics of nostalgia. Educational Philosophy & Theory, 47(6), 579-595. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2014.964158

Bell, D. (2014). Kinsey and the collectors: Sir Joseph Kinsey and collecting Ukiyo-e in new Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 16(2), 121-140.

Bell, D. (2014). Japan in New Zealand: Collecting art in times of conflict. Script & Print, 38(3), 159-176.

Bell, D. (2014). Chaos, Kawaii, and cultural memory. International Journal of Arts Theory & History, 8(2), 11-21.

Bell, D. (2013). Inquiry strategies for learning about art. ANZAAE Journal, 23(1). Retrieved from http://www.arteducators.org.nz/?p=450

Bell, D. (2012). Talking about art with young people: Conversational strategies for aesthetic learning in early childhood settings. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 4(1). Retrieved from www.artinearlychildhood.org/187/1

Bell, D. (2012). Bella King in Japan and China: Travelling and collecting in the early twentieth century. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 14(2), 67-85.

Bell, D. (2011). Building critical inquiry in art: Visual thinking strategies and talking about art. ANZAAE Journal, 21(1), 14-18.

Bell, D. (2011). Like yin and yang: Inquiring and knowing in learning about art. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 6(2), 211-224.

Bell, D. (2011). Seven ways to talk about art: One conversation and seven questions for talking about art in early childhood settings. International Journal of Education through Art, 7(1), 41-54. doi: 10.1386/eta.7.1.41_1

Bell, D. (2011). Midnight at the museum: Museums and authentic arts learning experiences. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 5(6), 57-70.

Bell, D. (2011). War on the Liaodong Peninsula: Senso-E of the Russo-Japanese war. Journal of New Zealand Studies in Japan, 143-157.

Bell, D. (2010). 'The beautiful stars at night': The glittering artistic world of Yayoi Kusama. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 12(2), 81-93.

Bell, D. (2010). Visual arts education in New Zealand: Curriculum, promise and challenge. Curriculum Matters, 6, 28-47.

Bell, D. (2010/11). A great day out: Making the best of your museum visit. Scope (Art & Design), 5 & 6, 160-169.

Bell, D. (2010). Conversations for appreciating art: Looking, talking and understanding. Australian Art Education, 33(1), 29-43.

Bell, D. (2010). Five reasons to take young children to the art gallery and five things to do when you are there. Australian Art Education, 33(2), 87-111.

Bell, D. (2009). Confronting/constructing curriculum: Curriculum constructs and meeting the needs of learners in art education in New Zealand. Scope (Art & Design), 4, 59-65.

Bell, D. (2009). Looking and understanding: New Zealand views of Japan through Ukiyo-e. Journal of New Zealand Art History, 30, 54-67.

Bell, D., & Rohan, T. (2009). Leaving the safety zone: Trans-cultural encounters in arts education. International Journal of the Arts in Society, 4(3), 87-97.

Bell, D. (2008). Ukiyo-e in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 10(1), 28-53.

Bell, D. (2008). The source and the period eye: New perspectives on Japanese visual culture. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 10(2), 132-158.

Bell, D. (2008). Framing the land in Japan and New Zealand. Journal of New Zealand Studies in Japan, 15, 60-73.

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Journal - Research Other

Bell, D. (2016). [Review of the book Hokusai]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 18(1), 120-123. [Book Review].

Bell, D. (2015). [Review of the book Partners in print: Artistic collaboration in the Ukiyo-e market]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 17(2), 128-131. [Book Review].

Bell, D. (2015). [Review of the book The Marunobu decade: A catalogue of woodcuts by Suzuki Harunobu and his followers in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 17(1), 148-151. [Book Review].

Bell, D. (2015). [Review of the book The aesthetics of strangeness: Eccentricity and madness in early modern Japan]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 17(1), 115-118. [Book Review].

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