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Dr Sebastiane Hegarty


Department of Art and Music

Dr Sebastiane Hegarty


With a background in performance art, film and installation, Sebastiane takes an interdisciplinary approach to creative practice and has performed, exhibited and broadcast in galleries, museums and radio stations, at national and international level. His recent practice explores the perceptual geographies of sound, silence and listening through field-recording, radio transmission, and performed poetic objects, actions and texts.

In 2021 his text work was shortlisted for The Sound of the Year Awards in the category of Best Imagined Sound. Commissioned works for radio include, It’s Just Where I Put My Words (Between the Ears, BBC Radio 3, 2013) and The Sound Artist (Twenty Minutes, BBC Radio 3, 2011). He has presented research papers at conferences including; Transient Topographies (National University of Ireland in Galway, 2018), Large Objects Moving Air – LOMA (CRiSAP, UAL, London, 2018) and The Sound of Memory Symposium (Goldsmiths, London, 2017). In 2023 he will be performing a new paper for the Radio Preservation Task Force Conference at the Library of Congress, Washington, USA.

As the first successful practice-led PhD at the University of Southampton, Sebastiane received his PhD from the Sculpture Department of Winchester School of Art (WSA).

Further information

Sebastiane has produced sound works for the programmes Between the Ears and Twenty Minutes on BBC Radio 3 and was commissioned to produce Soundscapes of the South for BBC Radio Solent.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Prosthetics and Special Effects Design

Unleash your imagination to create characters for stage and screen and develop your portfolio of work using the latest design techniques. And learn from experienced industry experts.

BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design

Superb connections, amazing facilities, and the opportunity to work alongside students of Photography, TV, Film, and SFX make Solent’s course a first choice: the gateway to careers across the world.

MA Make-up and Hair Design Futures

Explore the rapidly evolving field of designing for future bodies, beauty cultures and creature design using speculative design strategies and augmented realities on this...

MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty

Take charge and lead a wealth of fashion and beauty brands to success with your innovative and creative vision on this practice-based master's degree.