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

Elizabeth Murton: Exhibition experiences

Participants in Saturday’s symposium were invited to experience activities to extend their appreciation of the themes that underlie Elizabeth Murton’s installation. Presentations on anatomy, meditation and architecture enabled visitors to develop a deeper appreciation of Murton’s work, and prompted them to look more closely at the installation and the space that it occupies. Armed with new knowledge, these … More Elizabeth Murton: Exhibition experiences

Elizabeth Murton: The Instalation

Elizabeth Murton’s installation, Between Materials and Mechanisms, is now fully installed in the gallery on College Lane. Fibres criss-cross the gallery, tracing a path around pillars, and connecting the floor, wall and ceiling as if the architecture of the building is held together by the tension of the threads. Red, “Hairy yarn” plays the role of muscles, … More Elizabeth Murton: The Instalation

Textiles and tensegrity

Elizabeth Murton has joined UHArts for a summer residency, culminating in a symposium and exhibition on 1st October. During her residency, Elizabeth will be investigating the similarities between textiles and the fibres that hold the human body together. Elizabeth has been inspired by the discovery that the body is not made of separate parts, neatly divided … More Textiles and tensegrity

New Artist in Residence, Elizabeth Murton

UH Galleries are delighted to announce Elizabeth Murton as resident artist at the University of Hertfordshire.  Murton will  present her first major solo exhibition and symposium, Between Materials and Mechanisms, at UH Galleries in Hatfield from 17 September. Over a twelve-­‐month period, Murton is engaging in dialogue with specialists and participants, exploring cross-­‐ disciplinary ideas, … More New Artist in Residence, Elizabeth Murton

Perminar Kaur: Final Reflections

When Permindar released her teddies into the exhibition, she invited a variety of responses. In her studio, Permindar had ownership of the installations, but in the public space of the gallery they are exposed to interpretation. Permindar has positioned herself as a caretaker of meaning, choosing to step back as the exhibition was installed, to pass responsibility for … More Perminar Kaur: Final Reflections

New Pieces

This week, Permindar has added several new pieces to her exhibition. Some are reclaimed and adapted previous works, while others are entirely new, and as yet untitled. At the front of the gallery, a table teeters on unstable legs. The legs are splayed irregularly, and terminate in sharp points which threaten to pierce the floor. Draped over the top is … More New Pieces