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

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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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Penny McCarthy’s illustrations at performance of ‘Beware the Cat’ at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts – Friday 10 May 2019

Image from Beware the Cat by Penny McCarthy

The world’s first ever English novel – a little known satire of magic and religious controversy written during a time of immense political and social change across England and Europe – has been brought to life by researchers at the Universities of Sussex, Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam. The novel, Beware the Cat, was written in 1552 before many of the more […]

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‘Liquid Crystal Display’ – Lise Autogena and Penny McCarthy feature in exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art from 23 February 2019

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Sheffield Hallam Researchers Lise Autogena and Penny McCarthy will take part in an exhibition entitled Liquid Crystal Display opening at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art on Saturday 23 February 2019. The exhibition originally opened at Sheffield’s Site Gallery during the first set of events following Site’s refurbishment last year. Liquid Crystal Display Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Saturday 23 February 2019 – Sunday 16 June 2019 Contemporary […]

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Transmission: Penny McCarthy and Terry O’Connor – Tuesday 05 February 2019

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Penny McCarthy and Terry O’Connor will present their practices and shared interests, touching on the processes of making work in relation to language, authorship, and interpretation. Their dialogue will also explore the kinds of experiences their work opens for viewers in the different contexts of its presentation. Penny McCarthy is a Reader in Fine Art and Course Leader for Postgraduate […]

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‘Always in Translation’ – TC McCormack convenes salon on the metaphor of translation at Site Gallery Sheffield

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Always in Translation A day of conversations with invited artists, academics and a targeted audience. 11AM – 4.30PM, Friday 18 January 2019 Site Gallery, Sheffield The metaphor of translation has been used increasingly since the eighteenth century to describe both the activity and the end result of painting, conveying such terms as ‘reproduce’, ‘render’ and ‘express’. Charles Baudelaire used this […]

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‘Beware the Cat’ – Reader in Fine Art Penny McCarthy featuring as part of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind

Cat Shadow Puppet – one of the specially commissioned images for the performance (Beware the Cat, Festival of the Mind) by Penny McCarthy

“With colleagues from the School of English at Sheffield University and Sussex University, I have been working on a research collaboration to create a piece of theatre based on William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat (c. 1552). We will be presenting the first performance at Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind in autumn 2018. Beware the Cat was written in the midst of religious controversy, by […]

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September’s Festival of the Mind programme features Fine Art researchers Chloë Brown, Penny McCarthy and Yuen Fong Ling

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This September brings the return of the Sheffield Festival of the Mind, a unique collaboration between our academic colleagues and experts from Sheffield’s cultural and creative industries. Chloë Brown and Yuen Fong Ling are presenting artists’ talks at the Spiegeltent over the next couple of weeks, in collaboration with Making Ways. Penny McCarthy will also be showing a new series of over 100 […]

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‘Liquid Crystal Display’ – Lise Autogena and Penny McCarthy feature in exhibition at Sheffield Site Gallery – Until 27 January 2019

Photo by Waad AlBawardi, The Hidden Life of Crystals, 2018. Superimposed Site Gallery logo.

Photo by Waad AlBawardi, The Hidden Life of Crystals, 2018. Sheffield Hallam Researchers Lise Autogena and Penny McCarthy will take part in an exhibition entitled Liquid Crystal Display at Site Gallery in Sheffield this month, opening on the first weekend of Site’s new refurbishment. The exhibition opens on Saturday 29 September and runs until Sunday 27 January 2019 and is […]

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‘Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking’ – SHU Gravity Lecture and exhibition tour with artist/curator Paul Morrison – Tuesday 17 April 2018

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Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking is an exhibition of painting in its broadest sense. As part of the Sheffield Institute of Art’s Fine Art lecture series Gravity, Penny McCarthy and Gary Simmonds will be hosting a discussion and tour of the exhibition with artist/curator Paul Morrison on Tuesday 17 April at 4.30PM. For further details please contact Penny McCarthy. Curated by SHU alumni […]

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An exhibition about painting (in some aspect) – ‘Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking’ features past and present staff and students, opens in Sheffield on 24 March 2018

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Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking is an exhibition of painting in its broadest sense. Curated by SHU alumni artist Paul Morrison and located at his Attercliffe™ space in Sheffield, the exhibition presents works by more than 90 artists including many past and present staff and students from Sheffield Hallam. The salon style exhibition is a large diverse international salon-style multi-generational exhibition about […]

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