In Conversation with Catherine Bertola and Rachel Rich

At a recent panel discussion, Catherine Bertola was joined in discussion by Rachel Rich, senior lecturer in history at Leeds Becket University. Bertola and Rich are currently benefitting from a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residency award that has enabled them to share ideas related to the domestic interior. The panel discussion was an opportunity to … More In Conversation with Catherine Bertola and Rachel Rich

Cath Campbell and Jennifer Douglas: Mark-making and the human touch

Inside Cath Campbell’s tar paper shack, gallery visitors will find marks left by the artist. Some beams are labelled with names and numbers, as instructions on where to locate them during the construction of the frame, others have been scribbled upon by the artist while making calculations about the materials and their placement. These marks … More Cath Campbell and Jennifer Douglas: Mark-making and the human touch

Jo Coupe: Blending In

Taking gallery walls as one of her subjects, Jo Coupe has contributed to In and Out of Sight by blending in. Her work is, in some ways, indistinguishable from its surroundings, just visible (or audible) enough to provoke some uncertainty about where the gallery ends and the artwork begins. In common with Elizabeth Murton’s installation, Between … More Jo Coupe: Blending In

In and Out of Sight

The latest set of installations in the Gallery brings together the work of four artists: Catherine Bertola, Cath Campbell, Jo Coupe, and Jennifer Douglas. Near the gallery entrance, walls are lined with Douglas’ large canvases of distressed canvases coated with hues of grey floor paint upon which varying marks have been made. In the alcove opposite, Coupe’s sound installation fills the upper … More In and Out of Sight

Sarah Evans and David Kefford: Playful Process

Following their first one-day artist project, Aid & Abet (Sarah Evans and David Kefford)  returned to the UH Gallery to invite students to find playful “relationships between two things”. With the same “co-production” approach as their first project, Evans and Kefford guided participants in the creation of abstract objects, which then formed the basis of stop-motion … More Sarah Evans and David Kefford: Playful Process

Sarah Evans and David Kefford: Collaborative Drawing

This week, Aid & Abet (AKA Sarah Evans and David Kefford) facilitated an experimental drawing session in the Art & Design Gallery. Inspired by Surrealist and Dadaist games, Evans and Kefford invited participants from across the School of Creative Arts to collaborate, led by the research question, “what happens when you combine, collide and layer multiple artworks?” … More Sarah Evans and David Kefford: Collaborative Drawing

Jon Myers: People, Places and Empty Spaces

John Myers’ current exhibition of portraits and suburban landscapes, taken in the West Midlands in the 1970s, represents Myers’ personal, and yet depersonalized, relationship with his surroundings, his friends and acquaintances. The exhibition collects black and white images of the people and places that he encountered as part of his everyday activities. Myers’ stresses that … More Jon Myers: People, Places and Empty Spaces

One Day Artist’s Project: Body/Object/Space

On Wednesday, the Art & Design gallery was filled with oddly shaped, brightly-coloured beasts. These are an interdisciplinary group of visitors and students, transformed into clothed objects with guidance from visiting artist Nigel Grimmer. Participants collaborated with Grimmer for his project, Body/Object/Space, using piles of clothes to become temporary, abstract sculptures. While these “body sculptures” are temporary, Grimmer … More One Day Artist’s Project: Body/Object/Space