About the Author

Gillian McIver, at the Wallace Collection in London

Gillian McIver (BA, MA, MFA, PhD, FHEA) is a Canadian filmmaker and curator based in London. She completed her thesis on the relationships between cinema and painting in visual culture. Her research addresses the way that art has shaped “the past” for us in films, and how our continuing allegiance to art’s interpretation of events demonstrates the power of retinal communication.

She is the author of Art History for Filmmakers: The Art Of Visual Storytelling (Bloomsbury 2016) a survey of the historical and aesthetic relationship between cinema and visual art.

She is currently Associate Lecturer at the University of the Creative Arts and at Central St Martins, and also teaches professional practice at the NFTS and the Picturehouse Cinemas Education Unit.