‘Towards Memorial’ – Yuen Fong Ling’s art project exploring the legacy of Edward Carpenter opens in Sheffield’s Yorkshire Art Space on 08 August 2019

Towards Memorial (2019), Yuen Fong Ling, film still by Picture Story Productions. Courtesy of the artist.

Platform 2019 Persistence Works, Yorkshire Art Space, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS Friday 09 August to Sunday 01 September 2019 – with preview on Thursday 08 August, 6PM – 9PM Exhibiting TOWARDS MEMORIAL (2019) by YUEN FONG LING Part of Site Gallery’s Freelands Artist Programme About Towards Memorial: In a period of political and social uncertainty, how can what you wear […]

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‘Digital Ecologies II: Fiction Machines’ – Michelle Atherton presents her ‘Repository of Irrational Gestures’ at symposium at Bath Spa University

Image courtesy of Michelle Atherton - Digital Ecologies Symposium, Bath Spa University banner

Digital Ecologies II: Fiction Machines Senior Fine Art Lecturer Michelle Atherton presented her research project The Repository of Irrational Gestures (RIGs) in the form of a performance lecture at the Digital Ecologies II Symposium: Fiction Machines, hosted by The Centre for Media Research at Bath Spa University on Tuesday 16 July 2019. In the introduction to his book Fiction as […]

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‘Air de fête’ – Sharon Kivland featured in exhibition in Saint-Briac this summer

Air de fete - Exhibition featuring Sharon Kivland

Air de fête is an open-air exhibition taking place this summer on the streets of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, Brittany. Amongst 50 artists, Reader in Fine Art Sharon Kivland will exhibit work in the festival – a collaboration between the town of Siant-Briac and Frac Bretagne – with an aim to raise awareness of contemporary art. The exhibition will run from Saturday 06 July to Sunday […]

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A Strange Weave of Time and Place – Exhibition at Site Gallery 12 – 28 July 2019

A Strange Weave of Time and Place

A new exhibition curated by ADRC PhD student Jeanine Griffin, is announced at Site Gallery in Sheffield. The exhibition ‘A Strange Weave of Time and Place’ explores notions of aura & authenticity in the post-digital context. Among the artists whose work is featured are Sheffield Hallam University Art and Design Research Centre‘s PhD student Diana Taylor, Fine Art reader Penny McCarthy and recent SHU […]

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Chloë Brown’s ‘A Soft Rebellion in Paradise’ reviewed in Corridor8

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise is a new short film by artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Chloë Brown. The film was shot on location in Sheffield’s Paradise Square and being internationally premiered in the form of an outdoor screening in partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest on Saturday 08 June 2019, in the Square itself. A review of the screening was recently posted by Holly […]

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SHU Space & Place Group Conference – Featuring screening of Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together’ and sessions by Becky Shaw and James Corazzo – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Still from 'Alone Together' by Professor Esther Johnson

This free day-long event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University’s Space & Place Group at Kelham Island Industrial Museum on 10 July 2019 (as part of the University of Sheffield’s From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism programme) brings together academics from across SHU, and beyond, to explore different ways of researching spaces and places, specifically from the perspective of comfort and discomfort. This event […]

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‘Beware the Cat’ artist Penny McCarthy interviewed in The Guardian

'Your cat is watching you' Guardian article

A piece in The Guardian today by Arifa Akbar about new stage show ‘Beware the Cat’ includes an interview with Fine Art reader Penny McCarthy. The article “‘Your cat is watching you!’ The fearless felines hidden by their author”, by Arifa Akbar, appeared in The Guardian on Tuesday 25th June 2019. “William Baldwin concealed his 16th-century book Beware the Cat because of […]

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‘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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