Monthly Archives: August 2015

An unexpected creative by-product​

6th – 21st August 2015

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

ProjectSpacePlus Gallery, Architecture, Art & Design Building, University of Lincoln

Preview: Wednesday 5th August 5pm-8pm

‘Meet the Artists’ on 11th August from  12 – 4pm.

PSP By product

 

‘by-product’ is an exhibition which showcases the culmination of an exciting body of work and unites the research undertaken by three artists; Diane Hall, James Hubble and Michelle Forrest-Beckett . The work, produced during their residency this academic year in the College of Arts as part of the national scheme ‘Artists Access to Art Colleges’ (AA2A) will be shown in the College’s new gallery Project Space Plus in the Art, Architecture & Design Building on the Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln.

The national AA2A Scheme gives selected practicing artists access to Art School workshops & facilities, providing a unique opportunity to develop new work with critical support to broaden each artist’s means of expression, techniques and processes. Students get to work alongside the practicing artists and this provides a rewarding and informative experience for both student and artist.

Artist’s biographies:

Diane E. Hall; a former Masters student of Fine Art at the University of Lincoln, is a Leicester based artist who’s practice is concerned with the imperatives of conservation and the associated political issues of the natural environment. A member of the g8artists group, Diane has dedicated the last 3 years of her practice to the ‘Arbores Project’ supported and funded by The National Forest. Fascinated by detritus and the cyclical nature of transformation and renewal, Diane carries out detailed investigations which reflect on the layered history between the natural and manmade landscapes.

James Hubble; a member of the Lincoln based, artist-led collective General Practice, codes and designs programmes that document and archive scanned images taken from the decay and subsequent growth of mould on fruit, and develops custom sound systems to record unintentional sounds taken from field recordings. Encouraging his audience to experience sounds and images in a new way, James develops interactive experiences, whereby projected images and reconfigured sounds flow and evolve in response to movement and gestures made by the audience.

Michelle Forrest-Beckett; a Fine Art graduate at the University of Lincoln, realizes potential drawn from the traces of life that befall the discarded or well loved. Assembling architectural forms that enliven and transcend everyday objects and thresholds of personal space, Michelle creates physical manifestations that reflect a liminal, coexistence of life and lifelessness. Drawing from idioms and fables that tell tales of tragedy and triumph, she juggles contradictory messages of benevolence and malevolence, innocence and knowledge, and possession and loss, to challenge the tensions inherent between paradoxical relationships. To see more of Michelle’s Fairground Fables visit her website.

Historian’s research features in Guardian

Research by Dr Anna Marie Roos from the School of History & Heritage appears in The Guardian this week.

The feature in The Guardian’s Terrawatch earth sciences section highlights Dr Roos’ studies into the life and work of the 17th century naturalist Martin Lister. A contemporary of Isaac Newton, Lister pioneered the scientific study of shells and molluscs (conchology) and his publications, which were largely illustrated by his daughters Anna and Susanna, influenced Linnaeus and Darwin.

Dr Roos, from the School of History & Heritage, was one of the organisers of the Archival Afterlives conference held at the Royal Society in June, which explored the value of surviving scientific papers and artefacts from the ‘Scientific Revolution’, including her own research into Lister’s work.

To read The Guardian article visit: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/02/terrawatch-specimen-illustrations-17th-century

For more on the Archival Afterlives conference, see: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/2015/05/1089.asp

Lincoln Professor advises Channel 5

University of Lincoln Professor of Communications Jane Chapman is providing advice for a Channel 5 on royal family press relations as part of a television history of Buckingham Palace and the people inside it.

Two one hour long television documentaries entitled ‘Inside Buckingham Palace’ will be transmitted early next year in advance of celebration events for the Queen’s 90th birthday (21 April), when 7,000 people are expected to attend a spectacular equestrian-themed party in Windsor Castle’s Home Park.

Professor Chapman is providing the producers with a commentary on the Royal Family’s relationship with the press from the 80s to the present day. She says: ‘We are especially interested in how it has evolved during this time and are trying to place the popularity of the Royal Family in the social context of the times, particularly in the post-war era and the 1970s’.

During forthcoming filming in London, she will answer questions about the ‘Squidygate’ scandal in the 1990s, and ‘Camillagate’, in terms of how the Palace handled public relations. ‘The questions of whether Buckingham Palace is still central to the image of the Royal Family in the 21st century is a fascinating one’, she adds. ‘Would it matter much if they moved out of it? I argue that the building is central to the House of Windsor’s branding.’

Jane also answers questions on the image of ‘duty’. That seems to have changed in the last few years, especially as family members have married outside the closed circles of Europe’s royal families.

Finally, she addresses questions about whether the popularity of the Royal Family increases during periods of recession and economic hardship.

Previously Professor Chapman acted as a consultant for a Channel Four television programme on press relations during the Abdication Crisis of the 1930s.