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

Teddies and domesticity

Permindar’s exhibition is now installed in the gallery, and reflecting on her outcomes, the artist has become aware of a connection to domestic spaces. The exhibition is a contrast of domestic objects and non-domestic architecture. The high ceilings and glass wall are far from homely, and yet Permindar’s installations partly transform the gallery into a … More Teddies and domesticity

Artists at play

As Permindar finalises some of the installations for her exhibition, she has found time for “play”. Her playful activities have resulted in a number of objects on the theme of clouds, that will not feature in the exhibition, but that have provided valuable distraction from the objects on which Permindar has been working since the start … More Artists at play

Permanent objects for temporary exhibitions

Permindar’s studio in the UH Art & Design building is currently littered with works-in-progress. There are interlinked copper rings blanketing a table, knitted foil in the corner, and various wooden and copper contraptions which support or enclose her ever-expanding selection of black and blue teddies.  She chooses not to work on one installation at a time, but … More Permanent objects for temporary exhibitions