‘Empathy & Risk’ – Interdisciplinary initiative addressing systemic failure in contemporary crises

Empathy & Risk

Empathy & Risk is an artist-led inter-disciplinary initiative that addresses issues of systemic failure in contexts of contemporary global crisis. The initiative was born out of a conviction that artists’ perspectives have an important role to play in the framing of international, national and institutional responses to threat and conflict.  Empathy & Risk believes that the capacity of the arts […]

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Penny McCarthy’s gallery of ‘Beware the Cat’ series of illustrations

Two Cats Talking - Beware the Cat series (c) Penny McCarthy

Fine Art Reader Penny McCarthy writes about the research behind the Beware the Cat series of illustrations in a new blog post on the project’s website. The gallery of ink and brush illustrations are a response to Penny’s reading of the 16th Century text written by William Baldwin. Researchers from the disciplines of Fine Art, Theatre, Literature, and Linguistics at the University […]

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Becky Shaw reflects her ongoing residency at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Becky Shaw artist residency at SWA

In her second artist blog post at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (SWA) in London, Fine Art reader Dr Becky Shaw reflects on thermal imaging, visiting Siobhan Davies Dance, and ongoing renovations at 9/10 Stock Orchard Street. SWA create sustainable people-centred buildings, focusing on the use of good design to foster social wellbeing: Becky Shaw Artist-in-residence reflections: Prospecting The Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy […]

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‘Exemplaires 2019’ – Dr Sharon Kivland’s books featured in exhibition at Frac Bretagne

Logo of Frac Bretagne

Exemplaires 2019 – Des mots et des choses is an exhibition taking place at Frac Bretagne, Rennes between Monday 29 March and Sunday 26 May 2019 showcasing more than one hundred artists’ books in order to celebrate the encounter between language and images under six themes: the silent book, the exposed book, the catalogue painting, when the word is exposed, when the […]

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Dr Sharon Kivland interviewed in Point Contemporain

Point Contemporain (logo)

Point Contemporain is a magazine dedicated to contemporary art. Created in April 2015 with a focus on works, artists’ interviews and exhibition reviews, Point Contemporain is interested in works, performances and installations of contemporary creation in France and Europe. Sharon Kivland was interviewed for the magazine on her relationship with reading, books and approaches to publishing. Read the full interview here (French). […]

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‘J’attends un enfant’ – Dr Sharon Kivland

Cover of J'attends un enfant by Sharon Kivland

J’attends un enfant is from a series of small, attractive pamphlets, collecting and reframing found images, which casts a rather unsavoury, even sinister gaze on representations of childhood. Here is l’enfant destructeur. Dr Sharon Kivland is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about Sharon Kivland’s books and other works here.

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Professor Lise Autogena gives keynote at Kunsthal Aarhus’ Forum for Directors – Wednesday 27 March 2019

Image courtesy of Lise Autogena - Lise Autogena at Kunsthal Aarhus - Keynote on 27 March 2019 + Kunsthal Aarhus logo

Professor Lise Autogena was Keynote Speaker at Kunsthal Aarhus‘ Forum for Directors on Wednesday 27 March, speaking to directors from a variety of institutions in Denmark, such as Aarhus Universitity, LEGO, Holst Lawyers and Galleri Grisk, gathered to participate in the Kunsthal’s new initiative Lederforum (Forum for Directors), which explored new insights into the structural challenges of integration. Speakers included Astrid Gade Nielsen (Vice President of Danish Crown) […]

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Penny McCarthy’s ‘Inspired by Leonardo’ talks at the Sheffield Millennium Gallery this April

Composite image of Millennium Gallery logo and two images - Leonardo da Vinci, Studies of water, c.1510-13. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019 & Sailko [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)] - for Penny McCarthy's talks 'Inspired by Leonardo'

Sheffield Hallam University’s Reader in Fine Art Penny McCarthy will be holding two events this April at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery, coinciding with the Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition which continues until Monday 06 May 2019. Penny will be discussing her own approach and drawing practice and her experience of studying Leonardo’s work. Inspired by Leonardo Discussion Group: Drawing from the […]

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Penny McCarthy’s illustrations at performance of ‘Beware the Cat’ at the Royal Shakespeare Company – Saturday 06 July 2019

Image from Beware the Cat by Penny McCarthy & RSC logo

Beware the Cat  The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon Saturday 06 July, 5PM  Free but ticketed   This funny, satirical one-hour performance emerges from a collaborative process between artists and academics responding to the first ever English novel by William Baldwin. A tall tale of magical attempts to understand the language of cats, with unique artworks representing the cat-world by artist Penny […]

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