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

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

Teddies, Teddies, Teddies

Most of the work that Permindar is currently producing in the studio features faceless black teddies. As seen in this previous post, teddies have featured in Permindar’s previous work in various other forms, camouflaged against a backdrop of similar fabric. Teddies appeal to Permindar as they are “half animal, half human” and allow her to critically consider human nature. … More Teddies, Teddies, Teddies

How Permindar’s residency will shape her work

In Permindar Kaur’s first few months at the University of Hertfordshire, she has identified several ways in which the residency has, and will, shape her work. “I have a set way of working”, she says, but the chance to operate in a new studio space will disrupt those usual working practices. The locations of her previous … More How Permindar’s residency will shape her work