New exhibition by Yuen Fong Ling at Graves Gallery launching 17 April 2024

We are the Monument, a new exhibition by Yuen Fong Ling, presents his work Monumentalise (2023) alongside collection highlights to explore the complex power of the plinth at Graves Gallery. LAND: Photographs by Matthew Conduit sees a series of images of post-industrial landscapes by the Sheffield-based artist go on display for the first time. New additions to the collection displays include work by Emma […]

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Rose Butler presents doctoral research at VIII Art of Research conference, Aalto University Finland

Film frame from archival footage at the Stasi Records Agency, Berlin depicting agents during briefcase camera training in the 1970s. Ref: MfS+HA_VIII+Fi+042. Image courtesy of Rose Butler

Rose Butler will be presenting now completed doctoral research at the VIII Art of Research 2023 conference at Aalto University, Finland next week. The theme of the eighth Art of Research conference is “Re-Imagining”, addressing the various gestures of going back, returning to take another look, or for starting anew. It suggests that research in the context of artistic and […]

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‘Gateway II’ – Professor David Cotterrell referenced in the Guardian

Images courtesy of David Cotterrell and the Imperial War Museum exhibition - Images are research photography by Professor David Cotterrell, entitled 'Gateway II'

When is it too early to teach your kids about genocide? Professor David Cotterrell, Director of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute has had his work, Gateway II, referenced in a Guardian piece looking at the Imperial War Museum’s new galleries showcasing artistic responses to conflict since its inception during the First World War. On the photographs featured in the exhibition, […]

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Professor David Cotterrell’s Gateway II at the Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum, 10 November 2023

David’s work, Gateway II, has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum (IWM), London. This is the first time in IWM’s history that a permanent gallery space has been created to display the three collections together – visual art, film and photography. Stepping into the Galleries, visitors will learn how the museum has […]

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First Hand – an exhibition by /origin\forward/slash\ (29 September – 5 November 2023)

First Hand is an exhibition by /origin\forward/slash\ at Flat Time House, London, running between 29 September–5 November 2023. It is the culmination of a four year research project lead by Hester Reeve, Reader in Fine Art, in association with the Centre for Philosophy and Art, Kings College London. The title of the exhibition, First Hand, refers to John Latham’s naming of his artist […]

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Michelle Atherton presents ‘Errant Vibrations with the Underground’ research at Bath Spa University symposium

Michelle Atherton was invited to present her research ‘Errant Vibrations with the Underground’ at Fiction Machine IV Symposium at Bath Spa University considering methods of fiction and personification within art practice to engage with, and give voice to, more than human lifeforms and materials. Michelle’s exploratory paper was based on her new practice-based art project Ecstatic Rot and the Soil […]

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The Saltley Geyser – 7-10 September 2023 – Professor David Cotterrell Installation

David Cotterrell - Saltley Geyser (credit Grant Smith, 1998)

Totally Thames’s artistic commission for 2023 is the extraordinary Saltley Geyser by the installation artist David Cotterrell. As one of the key events for the London-wide Thames Festival cultural program, this represents a dramatic return for one of Cotterrell’s first public projects. 25 years after its original installation (in a small park in Birmingham), it will be witnessed again in East London’s Royal Albert […]

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Penny McCarthy receives DYCP award from Arts Council England

Photo-realistic pencil drawing of crashing ocean waves with moon in the background. Image provided by Penny McCarthy

Penny has received a Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) award from Arts Council England to develop research towards her new project Ocean exploring art historical representations of Venice in relation to understandings of environmental catastrophe across time. Penny McCarthy is a Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Penny is an artist and academic with a particular interest in […]

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Penny McCarthy’s ‘Catworld’ article published by Textual Practice Journal

Detail from 9-panel grid comic page of ink drawings of cats in a variety of situations in house in Spitalfields London, illustrating William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat. Image provided by Penny McCarthy.

Penny’s visual article ‘Catworld’ has been published by the Textual Practice Journal (Taylor & Francis Routledge), and are available to view on the journal website here: Catworld  The introduction of the full special issue ‘Animality, Performance, and Voice: William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat’ in Textual Practice Volume 37, Issue 7 (2023)‘ discusses Penny’s work in relation to the whole practice-based research […]

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