Katy Gillam-Hull: Useful and Useless Objects

Katy Gillam-Hull’s recent pop-up installation, which spanned the transition between the old and new St. Albans museum, sought to respond to craftsmen’s tools held in the museum’s Salaman collection. Gillam-Hull was invited to select tools from the collection of 3,000 tools, sold to the museum by Raphael Salaman and kept on permanent display until 2010, when they were … More Katy Gillam-Hull: Useful and Useless Objects

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

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

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