Monthly Archives: April 2017

Punctuated³ at The Collection; by uol MA Fine Art Students!

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EVENT | Punctuated³

LOCATION | Courtyard Gallery, The Collection

DATE | 27th May – 25th June 2017


Artists: Henry Allen / Louise Chalmers / Alexandria Frances Clow / Jacob Denness / Michelle Forrest-Beckett / Christopher Kane / Charlie Leffler / Yuen Shan Ling / Hannah McKinlay / Nathan Newton / Orinta Pranaityte / Kezia-Marie Wattle/ James Woolley

Punctuated³ features the work of thirteen artists who use diverse media and subject matter. The gallery has been divided into thirteen different sized sections. These have been randomly allocated to each of the participating artists, who have then created new work especially for the dimensions of that space. Each area is a third of the size of the one before it; resulting in artworks that vary in size from over two metres to just under two centimetres. The size of the allocated section is the only parameter given for content, and provides the title for each work.

All of the artists are currently students on MA Fine Art at The University of Lincoln. The premise for the exhibition grew out of a conversation between staff and students about issues of hierarchies within curation and society at large. The format suggests a sense of generosity towards the artists who are encouraged to create work guided by their own interests, whilst paradoxically working within the tight structure of size constraints.

MA Fine Art at The University of Lincoln is a studio-based course that is aimed at those who wish to develop the critical, research, practical and professional aspects of their art practice at the highest level. This interdisciplinary programme encourages creative risk-taking and intellectual inquiry.
Courtyard Gallery, The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
Museum opening times 10-4pm, last entry 3.45pm. Opens 10.45am first Monday of the month


Story Credit: Andrew Bracey


Grupo Antolin, Design Challenge 2017

Grupo Antolin provides interior for 1 out of every 3 vehicles manufactured worldwide providing overheads, doors, cockpits and lighting for vehicles in 26 countries. They have just launched their Design Challenege 2017.

Design Challenge
The goal of the design challenge is to design a complete vehicle interior for the future, focused to years 2025-2030 where the main innovative solutions will be located in these areas:
– Cockpit & Central Console
– Door Panels
– Integrated Lighting
– Overhead System

The full brief can be found here, with further details on what is required to submit.

The deadline for this is 22nd September 2017.

Good luck!





LSFm lecturer, Ewen Glass part of Irish Film & Television Academy

Ewen Glass, Senior lecturer in the Lincoln School of Film and Media has been made a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy (Screenwriting Chapter), in recognition of his continuing contribution to the screen industry on the island and beyond.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation whose mission is to encourage excellence in Irish Film and Television by providing a platform for inspiration, creative development and collaboration across the entire industry.  Last year the Academy delivered almost 50 separate Academy Events tailored to each chapter including IFTA’s documentary seminar with Michael Moore, Actors’ Discussion with Liam Neeson and a special masterclass with Martin Scorsese.  The IFTA award ceremony is held annually in Dublin and Members benefit from full voting rights within the Academy’s prestigious Viewing Season.

Well done Ewen, and keep up the great work!

Marx Research Seminar | 25th April

Punks, Prushuns, and Gay-cats: on the road with Jack London and ‘A.No.1′

The Marx Research Seminar will be hosting Dr Owen Clayton (School of English and Journalism) on Tuesday 25th April in MC0025.

Paper begins at 4.15pm. Abstract below.

From the 1870s onward, repeated economic depressions forced thousands of men and women to travel across the USA in search of work, often illegally hopping trains. Among them were the writers Jack London and Leon Ray Livingstone (the latter known by his hobo moniker, A.No-1). As this paper will argue, London’s tramp writings are a battleground upon which his political and literary aesthetic of dominance clashes with the reality of his own vulnerability as a homeless youth. His account of hobo life,The Road (1907)is haunted by the spectre of submission to the will of other men, including, but not limited to, sexual submission. He attempts to exorcise this spectre in two ways: first, by portraying himself as a ‘tramp-royal’; and second, by underplaying the potential dangers to which young, homeless boys were subject.

Livingstone wrote several tramp autobiographies, including one about being out on the road with London. These works demonstrate an obsessive concern with the fate of young boys, frequently portraying their author in the role of saviour. His texts are replete with hints about the sexual threats that were commonly faced by homeless children, including abuse that Livingstone himself suffered. A. No.1’s book about his time with London, From Coast to Coast with Jack London (1917), is careful not to suggest weakness in his young companion, though it does portray him in a passive position. Critics and biographers have barely mentioned the Livingstone-London relationship yet, as this paper will show, Livingstone’s work highlights important themes that are an invisible presence in London’s account of tramp life.
Story Credit: Andrew Rowcroft