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.
‘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.
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.