Dr. Lisa Stansbie (born Birmingham, England 1974) is the co-founder of The Big Blue Swim with Michael Koumbouzis. She has a Ph.D. in 2010 in the Philosophy of Art and has exhibited at numerous galleries internationally. Her film works are often inspired by her love of water and Greece.
The Big Blue Swim is a Greek swimming adventure holiday tour that takes swimmers around the beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea, west of the Greek mainland. The Big Blue Swim will launch at the end of June 2012 and will provide swimming tour in the Ionian Sea, mainly in and around Lefkada and Kefallonia and the hand-like shaped island of Meganisi.
Dr. Stansbie is a member of the Leeds Masters Swimming Club and the British Long Distance Swimming Association and has won national medals in breaststroke at competitions throughout the U.K. She swam the length of Derwentwater in 2011 to win the BLDSA 2-mile event, won a bronze medal at the ASA Midland Open Water Championships and has swum around The Bay of Marathon, Porto Rafti, The Cyclades, Kefallonia and Zakynthos. She is also organiser and team member of the 2012 Etwall Eagles Channel Relay Team.
Dr. Stansbie is currently Head of The Department of Art & Communication at The University of Huddersfield. She is also the joint editor (with Derek Horton) of www.soanyway.org.uk, an experimental online magazine project centred around notions of narrative and storytelling.
2010 Ph.D., Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
2004 MA Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
1997 BA Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
Selected Solo Shows
2012 Flight, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, U.K.
2010 Totemic Objects, Axis Art Centre: Open Space, Crewe, U.K.
2009 The Wings, Vyner Street Gallery, London, U.K.
2009 Hackamore, Window, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2007 The Zeppelin Bend, Alsager Arts Centre, Alsager, U.K.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 A Century of Artists Film, Oriel Mwldan, Wales
2011 Portmanteau, Halle 14/g39, Leipzig, Germany
2011 Hunter Gatherer Project Space Leeds
2010 Archetype:GOING UNDERGROUND/THE CRUEL SCENE OF THE IMAGE, E:vent Gallery, London
2010 Borders/Crossings/Journeys Screening, Project Space Leeds, Leeds
2010 Art For Everyone, Arts Council England, Great Peters Street London
2010 Short Cuts, g39, Cardiff, Wales
2009 InCounter, Campbell Works, London
2009 Pan-demonium, AC Institute, Chelsea, New York
2009 The Text Festival: Poetry Film, The Met Arts Centre, Bury
2009 Outcasting Season 7, online, www.outcasting.org
2008 Art Tech Media: International Screen Space, Palacio de Orive - - VIMCORSA, Cordoba, Spain
2008 Art Tech Media, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
2008 Purescreen: Hearsay, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2008 Olympolis, Platamons Castle, Pieria, Greece
2008 Sonic Boom, The PictureDrome, Huddersfield
2007 Siberia International Film, Siberia Project Space, Hackney, London
2007 Archive H, Harris Museum, Preston UK, Invited artist for Prestival 'Artist Interventions Across The City'
2007 Athens Video Art Festival 2007, Multiple locations across Athens, Athens, Greece
2007 Odoo/Current, National Museum of Art, Ulanbataar, Mongolia
2007 6 from 4, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK
2012 Establishing the Cybertextual in Practice based PhD’s In R. Andrews, E. Borg, S. Boyd-Davis, M. Domingo, and J. England (eds), SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses. (Forthcoming July 2012)
2012 Sandettie Lightship (Photograph) and Shipping Lane (Photograph) published in Contents (soanyway) Corridor 8 Magazine (Forthcoming June 2012)
2012 Structures for Digital Collaboration HEA Collaborative Learning Conference, Winchester University May 3rd 2012
2011 Background to a film: Spitfire Beach (audio) as part of the compilation A History of Background audio CD + booklet, cantaudio033. An edition of 1,000 audio CDs
2011 The Ghost of Past Crashes (2010) published in www.soanyway.org.uk ISSN 2043-6408
2010 Wings of Apprehension in Radar: Review / Art / Design / Architecture / Research. Volume.1 Number 1. Ed. McCullagh, J. F. Swindells, S. University of Huddersfield.
2009 Pan-demonium (Exhibition catalogue) by Gillian Whiteley Published by AC Institute New York ISBN-13: 978-0984130900
2009 The Fluid Archive conference paper In Thinking About 'Things': Interdisciplinary Futures in Material Culture conference , 5-7 May 2009, UCD, Dublin
2009 www.slasheconds.org Apprehension. Issue 11:If X, then Y, A Pure Condition: Proposals and Rehearsals 08/2009. ISSN 1751-4134
2009 Connecting the Unconnected essay in Telling Stories: Countering Narrative in Art, Theory and Film Isbn13: 978-1-4438-0532-2
2009 www.soanyway.org.uk online magazine (joint editor with Derek Horton)
2008 www.slashseconds.org. Issue 8: On Curating: Mad Love, Orphan Letters, Open Archives. ISSN 1751-4134
2007 Odoo/Current (Exhibition catalogue) Ed Morgan, J. Tsegmid, T. MacDonald, J. ISBN 978-0-9555017-1-5
2007 The Cloud Collector (2007) in The Atlantic Basin Project (Issue One) Canada
2007 www.slashseconds.org The Emperor of The Moon. Things That Move. ISSN 1751-4134
- The Perfect Open Water Woman
- The Perfect Open Water Man
- The Big Blue Swim
- Open Water Swimming website
- Lisa Stansbie
- Lisa Stansbie artwork
- The Art and Artistry of Open Water Swimming
- Venturing Out To The Big Blue
- The Big Blue Beautifully Beckons
- 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference
- The Art And Beauty Of Open Water Swimming
- The Perfect Female Open Water Swimmer
- A Modern-Day Greek Hero: Spiros Yianniotis
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- The Perfect Ideal Of A Female Swimmer
- Swimming Speciality Products Showcased At Big Chill Swim