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Professor David Bell

Dr David Bell
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., & Smith, J. (2020). Learning beyond museum walls: Virtual excursions at Te Papa Tongarewa. In C. Koh (Ed.), Diversifying learner experience: A kaleidoscope of instructional approaches and strategies. (pp. 121-135). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-9861-6_7

Bell, D. R., & Smith, J. K. (2020). Inside the digital learning laboratory: New directions in museum education. Curator, 63(3), 371-386. doi: 10.1111/cura.12376

Bell, D. (2020). A new vision: Modern Japanese prints from the Heriot collection. Tuhinga, 31, 91-112.

Bell, D. (2019). [Review of the book Painting the floating world: Ukiyo-e masterpieces from the Weston Collection]. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 21(2), 85-87. [Book Review].

Bell, D. (2019). China in Dunedin: Contemporary Chinese art at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 21(2), 71-81.

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Authored Book - Research

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.

Authored Book - Research

Bell, D., & Smith, J. (2020). Learning beyond museum walls: Virtual excursions at Te Papa Tongarewa. In C. Koh (Ed.), Diversifying learner experience: A kaleidoscope of instructional approaches and strategies. (pp. 121-135). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-9861-6_7

Chapter in Book - Research

Bell, D. (2019). White Rabbit, contemporary Chinese arts and soft power in Sydney's Chippendale. In J. Beattie, R. Bullen & M. Galikowski (Eds.), China in Australasia: Cultural diplomacy and Chinese arts since the Cold War. (pp. 133-150). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bell, D. (2018). Finding Iki: Iki and the floating world. In M. Nguyen (Ed.), New essays in Japanese aesthetics. (pp. 369-381). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bell, D. (2018). Katsushika Hokusai and a poetics of nostalgia. In E. M. Grierson (Ed.), Activating aesthetics. (pp. 75-91). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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.), The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. (pp. 562-588). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bell, D. (2020). A new vision: Modern Japanese prints from the Heriot collection. Tuhinga, 31, 91-112.

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D. R., & Smith, J. K. (2020). Inside the digital learning laboratory: New directions in museum education. Curator, 63(3), 371-386. doi: 10.1111/cura.12376

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D. (2019). China in Dunedin: Contemporary Chinese art at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 21(2), 71-81.

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D. (2019). Floating world at Te Papa: the Heriot collection. Tuhinga, 30, 56-81.

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D., Britt, C., Langdon, M., Palmer, A., & Rusholme, S. (2019). Early years, art learning, and museums: Principles and practices. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(1), 7.

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D. R. (2018). Conformity and invention: Learning and creative practice in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japanese visual arts. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 52(1), 1-21. doi: 10.5406/jaesteduc.52.1.0001

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D., & Stocker, M. (2018). Rising sun at Te Papa: The Heriot collection of Japanese art. Tuhinga, (29), 50-76.

Journal - Research Article

Bell, D., Bell, H., Collins, L., & Spencer, A. (2018). Young children's experiences with contemporary art. International Journal of Education through Art, 14(2), 145-159. doi: 10.1386/eta.14.2.145_1

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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 http://artinearlychildhood.org/187/1/

Journal - Research Article

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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