‘Formation’ – Rose Butler and Victoria Lucas featured at Abandon Normal Devices Festival exhibition in September

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Abandon Normal Devices has been listed in the Guardian’s ‘Ten best things to do this week’ section on 15 September 2017. See the list here.

Formation is a forthcoming exhibition as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival taking place in the Peak District’s Castleton between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 September 2017, with a preview on the Thursday. The exhibition features the work of Rose Butler (senior lecturer of Fine Art at SHU) and Victoria Lucas (PhD researcher at SHU).

Abandon Normal Devices Festival
Castleton Garage Forecourt S33 8WP
21 September 2017 – 24 September 2017

For opening times, please see here.
Free to attend, no booking required.

Taking place in a transformed decommissioned petrol station, Rose and Victoria’s work will be alongside other Sheffield-based artists Ruth Levene and Ian Nesbitt.

“Beginning with the themes of mineral and material, Formation challenges geological, technical and socio-political conditions, investigating the implications of industrial mining and extraction processes, rare earth minerals, and their connection to global supply chains. Across undulating and unfolding strata, earthly matter will be weaved into narratives from the deep.”
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Formation is part of Making Ways, a new programme supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.

Abandon Normal Devices Festival is hosted by Peak District National Park and National Trust (Peak District). Supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from BFI, British Council and Sheffield programme partners Site Gallery.

Rose Butler is an artist, researcher and senior lecturer of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University working with video, photography, sound, animation and installation. Find out more about Rose’s work here.

Victoria Lucas is a British artist based in Sheffield and is currently a part-time, practice-led PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University.