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

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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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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

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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 until 16 June 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

Transmission logo and image for Penny McCarthy and Terry O'Connor

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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