Dr Esther Johnson’s film ‘Hinterland’ selected for exhibition at Hull’s new Humber Street Gallery

Still from Esther Johnson's 'Hinterland'

Hinterland, Dr Esther Johnson‘s 16mm artist film has been selected for an exhibition opening in April 2017, curated by Film and Video Umbrella for Hull’s new Humber Street Gallery. Focusing on an East Yorkshire community which live on the fastest eroding coastline in Europe, Hinterland asks how it feels to live in such a precarious situation with homes fatally threatened […]

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Photographic work by Michèle Lazenby features in ‘In Celebration of Trees’ from 7 – 11 January 2017

In Celebration of Trees Photographic Exhibition poster

New photographic work by Michèle Lazenby is to feature in the exhibition In Celebration of Trees, in support of the campaign to save Sheffield’s street trees.  The event at Bank Street Arts is organised by the Nether Edge Tree Group with the support of the Woodland Trust. In Celebration of Trees is an exhibition of photographs that comes at a point when trees have become an unusually divisive […]

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Director and film-maker, Ken Loach awarded Honorary Doctorate

Professor Virginia Heath and film-maker Ken Loach

Virginia Heath, Professor of Film in the Art & Design Research Centre, officiated at the Sheffield Hallam University 2016 graduation ceremony at Sheffield City Hall to confer the honorary doctorate on Ken Loach. Ken was nominated for his Honorary Doctorate by SHU academic staff for his contribution to film-making and the arts.   Virginia, who had talks with Ken throughout the day […]

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Professor Paul Atkinson to give lecture at Oxford University on 26 November 2016

Front cover of Professor Paul Atkinson's 'Delete' published by Bloomsbury

Professor Paul Atkinson has been invited to give a lecture about the research behind his book Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware to Masters students in History of Design at Oxford University on Saturday 26 November 2016. While most historical accounts of the development of computer design focus on specific computers or manufacturers, examining the success stories of hardware […]

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Dr Esther Johnson’s film ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’ featured on NOWNESS global video channel

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

An extract from Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches, a film by artist-filmmaker Esther Johnson, is to be streamed online by NOWNESS from 24 November 2016. NOWNESS is a global video channel and a movement for creative excellence in storytelling celebrating the extraordinary of every day. Through a series of oral testimonies and carefully composed portraits, Alone Together, the […]

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Professor David Swann’s ABC Syringe selected for The Design Museum collection

David Swann's ABC Syringe

Professor David Swann’s invention ABC Syringe (A Behaviour Changing Syringe) has been selected by The Design Museum for its long-term collection. The groundbreaking ABC Syringe also featured in the Design Museum’s re-launch events which marked the move to its spectacular new home on High Street Kensington, London. The ABC syringe is featured in a short film commissioned for the re-launch, alongside such other […]

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Rose Butler’s short film ‘The Fairs’ selected for the Swedenborg Film Festival 2016

Cropped still from Rose Butler's 'The Fair', courtesy of Rose Butler (http://www.rosebutler.com/projects/fairs) - Featuring a fair ground ride in the background of a quiet Sheffield car park.

Rose Butler‘s new dual screen work The Fairs has been selected for the Swedenborg Film Festival 2016 and will be entered for an award selected by film maker Andrew Kotting. The festival takes place in London on 26 November 2016 and is curated by Gareth Evans of Whitechapel Gallery and Nora Foster, Communications Manager at Frieze and formerly Assistant Curator […]

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