James Edward Frost trading as Theatre of the Small
artist performer lecturer curator
1999 MA Study of Mysticism & Religious Experience, with distinction, University of Kent at Canterbury, dissertation title: A Study of Meaning in 15th Century Tarot Cards
1997 BA (hons) Art & Religious Studies, first class, Chichester Institute of Higher Education
1994 BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design, North Oxfordshire College & School of Art, Banbury
TEACHING & LEADERSHIP POSTS
2018- Sessional Lecturer in Theatre Design and Foundation in Arts and Humanities, CCCU
2014-2017 Programme Director for BA Fine Art with pathways in Applied Arts and Curating, CCCU
2013-2017 Programme Director for BA Fine & Applied Arts, CCCU
2011-2018 Senior Lecturer in Art Theory and Practice , School of Media, Art and Design, CCCU
2011-2015 Programme Director for BA Visual Arts and Design, University Centre Folkestone, CCCU
2011-2013 Community Adult Education tutor, University Centre Folkestone, CCCU
2006-2011 Lecturer in the History and Theory of Art, Art Department, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)
2002-2006 Evening Class tutor and Lecturer on Foundation & National Diploma in Art and Design, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
2004-present Self-employed artist, puppet maker and performer
RESEARCH INTERESTS tarot cards, puppetry, stop motion animation, British folk culture and the hooden horse, iconology, hermeneutics
Frost, J. (2023) Animal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse. Birchington: Ozaru Books.
Frost, J. and Overall, S. (2020) 'Being Horse: walking as an impossible beast' in ed. Billinshurst, H., Hind, C., and Smith, P. Walking Bodies: Papers, Provocations, Actions. Axminster: Triarchy Press, pp45-55.
Frost, J. (2019) 'The Concept of Fortune in the Birth of the Tarot' in ed. Chick, J. and Paraskos, M. Othello's Island 1. Nicosia: Orage Press. pp. 73-99.
Frost, J. (2016) 'Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre' in Animation Studies 11.
Frost, J. (2016) 'The Serious Game: towards a hermeneutic understanding of the tarot' in The International Journal of the Image 7 (2), pp.15-32.
Frost, J. (2013) 'Introduction' in ed. Stone, H. From Grimm to Reality. Canterbury: Sidney Cooper Gallery, pp.4-8.
Frost, J. (2012) 'The Thinking Line: Defining Drawing' in ed. Stone, H. The Thinking Line. Canterbury: Sidney Cooper Gallery, pp.8-11.
Frost, J. (2004) '100 Years-100 Puppets: Hungarian Puppet Art 1850-1950 ' in The Puppet Master 16 (2).
2019 Being Horse: walking as an impossible beast, Walking's New Movements conference, University of Plymouth
2018 The Life and Death and Life and Death of Frank
Dr Frankenstein's Monster Reborn, CPBRA Performance Lecture Series, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
2016 It's Behind You! The Rediscovery of Strood through Pantomime
Beyond the Centre: Arts and Humanities Faculty Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University
2016 Chance and the Readymade
Dada Fortnight, CPBRA Performance Lecture Series, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
2016 The Concept of Fortune in the Birth of the Tarot
Othello's Island: The 4th International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Nicosia, Cyprus
2015 Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre
Society for Animation Studies 27th Annual Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University
2014 The Hermeneutic Possibilities of Tarot Card Reading: Interpretation and Catharsis
5th International Conference on the Image, Common Ground Publishing, Seminaris Conference Center, Berlin
2011 Stanley Spencer’s War Memorial: a celebration of simple pleasures
Faculty of Arts & Humanities 2nd Annual Conference: War, Canterbury Christ Church University
2008 The Grand Tour as a Secular Pilgrimage
Dimensions of Pilgrimage Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University
PUBLIC & COMMUNITY ART CONSULTATION
2018 Selection panel for Threads salon at the Brewery Tap Gallery, Folkestone and Turner Contemporary, Margate
2015 Creative team for 'No Tails' community pantomime project, Out of the Ordinary Places, Strood
2014 Selection panel and steering group for ‘Underpasses Project’ public art commission, Canterbury City Council
2013 Selection panel for ‘White Horses Project’ commission for art on racing yacht sails, launched at Whitstable Biennale
See my research on the Canterbury Christ Church University Research Repository
PUBLIC LECTURES Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 2016 and 2018