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Bio: Artist, musician, documentary filmmaker and academic with thirty years’ experience working within UK and European underground music scenes. Main feature works include; The Day the Country Died: A history of anarcho-punk in the UK (2006/2016), Bloody Bloody Belgium: a history of the underground music scene from 1970’s -2014 (2014), Big Time: Punk in Belfast 1979-82 (2016) Assembly Required: Buzzcocks (2016). Co-founder Monad Journal 2017, Founder Audio Video Essay .Org 

Research Interests

Current research is focused on the 'potential' offered by the video essay with regard to public history and as a contribution to teaching & learning in Higher Education. VR/AR & 360 degree cinematography


Research Interests

Documenting subcultures and video essay. Documenting and archiving the second wave anarcho-punk movement through ongoing documentary video projects, exhibitions, written publication and photography

Research Interests

Documenting the history of the UK reaggae and sound system cultures, punk, documentary and video essay methodologies

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE, University of East London

30 Sep 200230 Jun 2003

Ulster University

30 Sep 199730 Jun 1998


  • D111 Medieval History
  • D901 Europe (General)
  • GR Folklore
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • K Law (General)
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • M Music
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • NX Arts in general
  • QB Astronomy
  • TR Photography

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 3 Digital or Visual Products
  • 3 Exhibition
  • 1 Non Textual Output
  • 1 Working paper

The Art of Geo-located Realism and VR: Merging the Future

Wallace, R., Douglas, I. & Turner, S., 9 Jun 2019.

Research output: Working paperResearch

Virtual reality
virtual reality

Bloody, Bloody Belgium: a history of the underground music scene 1977-2014 [Video Screening] Exhibition: Naughty Kids

Wallace, R. & Hammenecker, L., 1 Sep 2018

Research output: Non-textual form typesExhibitionResearch

Open Access
graphic arts

A History of the Protest Song [Workshop] Exhibition

Wallace, R., 24 Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesNon Textual OutputResearch


Live Head Piercing During Performance [Digital Image] Exhibition

Wallace, R., 2017

Research output: Non-textual form typesDigital or Visual ProductsResearch

Open Access

Modern Angels [film screening]

Wallace, R., 25 May 2017

Research output: Non-textual form typesExhibitionResearch



Best NILE Site

Roy Wallace (Recipient), 26 Feb 2016

Prize: Honorary award

Best Student Project

Roy Wallace (Recipient), 26 Feb 2017

Prize: Honorary award

Changemaker Lecturer of the Year

Roy Wallace (Recipient), 26 Feb 2017

Prize: Honorary award

Activities 2019 2020

2nd Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture Conference

Roy Wallace (Organiser), Les Johnson (Organiser), Daniel Johnson (Organiser)
1 Sep 202030 Sep 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Northampton International Academy

Roy Wallace (Visiting researcher)
24 Apr 20191 Sep 2019

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachSchools EngagementResearch

Les Johnson

Roy Wallace (Host)
12 Mar 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an Academic VisitorResearch

Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture

Roy Wallace (Speaker)
5 May 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch

Merged Futures

Iain Douglas (Chair), Triantafyllos Kanakis (Member of programme committee), Scott Turner (Member of programme committee), Mu Mu (Member of programme committee), Roy Wallace (Member of programme committee), Samantha Read (Member of programme committee), Daniel McCaul (Member of programme committee), Gary Hill (Participant), Andy Winter (Participant), Alison Goodyear (Participant), Christos Tsotskas (Participant), Sam Watts (Participant), Rob Fairhurst (Participant), James Belton (Participant), James Ladocha (Participant), Mark Holmes (Participant), Sam Gage (Participant), Alessandra Girardi (Participant), Inga Stewart (Participant), James Hyde (Participant), Steve Walsh (Participant), Becky Adams (Participant), Paul Mills (Participant), Trudy Bell (Participant), Charles Haynes (Participant), Rob Lewis (Participant), Darren Sharp (Participant), Rosemary Slootweg (Participant), Phil Spokes (Participant), Ricky O'Donnell (Participant)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch


Press / Media

The Impact of Punk

Roy Wallace


1 Media contribution