Fear Framing

Accompanying the Slow Violence exhibition, visitors to the gallery have been asked to write definitions of climate change onto a post-it note, and to share their definition on the wall. Visitors notes reflect a range of emotional responses to climate change, from anger to skepticism, and perhaps most fittingly, fear. Authors of the post-it notes express fear that climate change will “kill us … More Fear Framing

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

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

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