Between 2018-21 Daniel Fountain is the recipient of a fully-funded practice-led PhD scholarship at Loughborough University working on a project entitled All That Glitters Is Gold: Queering Waste Through Campy Craft. The research explores how waste as ‘abject’ matter might relate to queerness, as well as how crafting from such materials might navigate the assumption of queer-as-waste.

Supervisory Panel

Dr Mary (Mo) White, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University 

Professor Hilary Robinson, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Loughborough University


‘Queering The Library: The Camp Cut-Ups of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell’ in Queer Print Cultures, ed. Vance Byrd and Javier Samper Vendrell. [Forthcoming, late 2021]


Trash-Talk: Queer Ecologies of Waste in Contemporary Art Practice, in The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sexuality and Culture, Emma Rees (ed.)[Forthcoming, late 2021]

Sampling The Subversive Stitch, in Re-Imagining Citizenship Activity Book, (Leeds: Footprint Workers Cooperative), ISBN 978-1-5272-3764-3


Survival of The Knittest: Queer-Feminist Craft and Worldmaking Practices, MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture [Forthcoming]


Queer(ing) Craft, Decorating Dissidence. 2020. Available at: <>

Hannah Höch and the Queer Art of Collage. Collage Research Network Blog. 2019. Available at: <>

Representing Race and The Politics of Display: Brett Bailey’s ‘Exhibit B’. 2019. Engage, Issue 42.

Breaking Barriers. ArtsProfessional [online], 2018, Available at: <>

Programming in Partnership. ArtsProfessional [online], 2018, Available at:<>


Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along The New York Waterfront. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, vol.7, no.1, 2020, pp.132-134.


Patrick Staff's 'On Venus', MAP Magazine, 14th November 2019, Available at: <>

Kiss My Genders, Burlington Contemporary, 31st July 2019, Available at: <>

Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art,TEXTILE: Cloth and Culture, vol.17, no.4, 2020, pp.459-461.


Queer Cut Ups: The Collages Library Books of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, 1959–1962, Queering Collage, Collage Research Network, 4 December 2020 [Forthcoming]


'The worst pandemic in human history'? Queer waste and the politics of (in)visibility, from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19, COVID-19 Waste Colloquium, 27 November 2020 [Forthcoming]

Queer Craft: Sexuality, Textiles and Art Practice, LUArts Week, Online, June 2020

Faggoting: Crafting the Queer Body, A Not Unruffled Surface: Contemporary Sculpture and Dress, Henry Moore Institute, June 2020*

There’s No Place Like Home: Queer Worldmaking with Trashy Textiles, Textile and Place, Manchester School of Art, 23-24 April 2020*

Affect and The Abject: Trash(y) Desires in Queer Artistic Practice, Association For Art History 2020 Annual Conference, 1 April 2020*

Queering Collage: The Camp Cut-Ups of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain, 1945-Now, Tate Britain, March 2020*

All that Glitters is Gold: Queer Worldmaking Practices and Trashy Textiles, Craft(ing) The Body, UCA Farnham, May 2019. 

Cut and Paste - Hannah Höch and the Queer Art of Collage, Queer Modernism(s) III, University of Oxford, April 2019. 

Crafting Change: Interweaving Queer Identity and Dissent in Contemporary Art Practice, Loughborough School of the Arts, English and Drama Symposium, December 2018.

Crafting Change: Interweaving Queer Identity and Dissent in Contemporary Art Practice, Loughborough Doctoral College Annual Research Conference: The Agile Researcher, Loughborough University, November 2018.

*Papers peer reviewed and accepted, but cancelled due to COVID-19.

© Daniel Fountain Artist, 2020

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