Fine Art & Photography Research Projects

The Museum of Broken Relationships Part 1

NATASHA CARUANA 2017
Natasha Caruana travelled to LA for a research trip hosted by the Museum of Broken Relationships and EastSide International residency. Over the period of the month long residency Natasha used the collection at the museum to engage in research around The Second Wife for a new body of work to be realised in the coming year alongside attending studio visits, meeting curators and potential collaborators.

Divorce Index - Curtain of Broken Dreams

NATASHA CARUANA 2017
Natasha Caruana completed two new pieces of work as part of her Open Data Institute exhibition. The work ‘Divorce Index’ and ‘Curtain of Broken Dreams’ where shown at FACT, Liverpool as part of the ‘New Observatory’ show and will go on to be exhibited at the new Science Gallery Space in London in 2018.

Ode

EMMANUELLE WAECKERLE 2017
Ode (owed) to O belongs somewhere between experimental music, sound poetry and spoken word. The four works included are the outcome of reading through (CD 1) and reading from (CD 2) Pauline Reage's infamous novel Story of O, using minimal and multiple narrations and musical renditions of texts that blend erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal scores.

Rethinking Interaction in the Post-Digital Era

EMMANUELLE WAECKERLE AND JAMES TRAFFORD 2017
A one day symposium emphasising discussion, collaboration and engagement with central issues being developed around topics relevant to post-digital interaction including: work and automation; curating the digital; art and emancipation; publishing as political act. 

Power Down

PAUL VIVIAN 2017
Power Down explored the fragility of power through appropriated objects and images.  The work explored images of protest as well as disaster.  The key works in the show at 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, included Meteor, a printed beach towel and Time of the Wolf, a sequined child's jacket.

The Daguerreotype

PETER RENN 2017
Continuing his research into early photographic techniques, Peter has been making Daguerreotypes with Dr. Mike Robinson at the Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, Wiltshire.  This earliest of processes, used nowadays by only a handful of practitioners produces a unique image, gilded onto silver plate.

The film works of Brian McClure

NICKY HAMLYN 2017
Expanded Experimental Animation is a collection of essays by international scholars and filmmakers on the topic of artists’ animation, focused around unconventional animation techniques and processes, which are often combined with elements of performance and other activities. BFI publishing, 2018.

Florence Biennale 2017: eARTh - Creativity and Sustainability

ANTHONY HEYWOOD 2017
Using recycled materials, Anthony's sculptures capture the classical form made from the used and useless; discarded relics or mass consumption newspapers and other discarded papers which once represented a news value and personal ownership. 

Pafos 2017

ANTHONY HEYWOOD 2017
Inspired by the importance the Khan had for socialising and trading, British artist and academic Anthony Heywood, with volunteers and emerging artists, set up the Table of Unification. Made with wood collected from buildings abandoned after 1974 and from neighbouring countries, the installation will remain at the Ibrahim's Khan contributing to turning it again into a meeting point for dialogue and events. 

Drive Thru

EDWARD CHELL 2016
Drive Thru curated by Peter Fillingham and Roger Clarke was a multi-media exhibition located in a central London underground car park. Edward's piece, made for the exhibition and entitled Carbon 12, consisted of a set of twelve specially manufactured number plates detailing the list of the UN’s most globally threatened tree species. 

We Need to Speak to Tony

GEORGE BARBER 2016
In ‘We Need To Speak Tony’, five improvisers are asked to ‘channel’ the psyche of Tony Blair.  The artist, George Barber, weaves a focus and feeds the improvisers anecdotes from various sources about Tony Blair’s life and experience as Prime Minister.  Thus the five approaches strangely share a unified coherent vision.

Solo Exhibition

STEFFI KLENZ 2017
Steffi continued to explore themes of repetition in relation to the photographic medium’s notion of seriality and notions of the fragmented photographic image. She produced work for a solo-show both in London and Berlin and ongoing international group-exhibitions in Athens and Antwerp.

Fully Awake

MOYRA DERBY 2017
Fully Awake, organised by ‘Teaching Painting’, asked 12 artists teaching at UK Art Schools to invite someone who taught them and someone they had taught in order to investigate the specific pedagogies of painting. Moyra Derby showed alongside Vanessa Jackson her tutor at the RCA and Hannah Weatherhead a graduate of UCA. http://eaststreetarts.org.uk/archive/fully-awake-blip-blip-blip/   http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/profile/ihartshorne/projectdetails/884

Fast Forward 2: International Network for Women in Photography

ANNA FOX 2017
Funded by the Leverhulme Foundation and involving seven international partners, this is the first UK University research project investigating the significance of remembering not to forget women photographers. The research is imperative when, despite many women entering the profession and making brilliant work, there are still few being acknowledged and recorded for their success  http://www.fastforward.photography/

BLINK

ANNA FOX 2017
BLINK documented the lead up to the Central St Martin’s MA Fashion show at London Fashion Week. The project was sponsored by Google Arts ad Culture and Fox used cutting edge google technology such as the 360 degree camera to make some of the work. Commissioned by CSM and exhibited at The Letharby Gallery, publication to follow. 

Edith - The Chronicles

ANDREW KÖTTING 2016
A 338 page, full colour book, edited by Andrew Kötting and published by Badbloodandsibyl to coincide with the release of the film Edith Walks https://homemcr.org/film/edith-walks/.  This book forms part of the Edith project.  It was commissioned by Hastings Council for the ROOT 1066 International Festival and produced with support from UCA. 

The Structural Films of Kurt Kren

NICKY HAMLYN 2016
Nicky co-edited and contributed three essays to the this monograph on the important, but relatively neglected Austrian experimental film pioneer, Kurt Kren (1929-98).  The book was published by Intellect/University of Chicago Press in April 2016.

A Moon and a Smile

ANNA FOX 2016
The Moon and a Smile, exhibited and  published by Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea. Fox was one of nine women artists commissioned to respond to the Dillwyn collections which have recently been re-attributed to both Mary and John Dillwyn (as opposed to just John Dillwyn). Fox used an innovative approach to re-thinking time in photography and made a series of images of the leisure sites photographed by the Dillwyn family.

Code X

EMMANUELLE WAECKERLE 2016
Code X brings together together a selection of personal histories of the current ‘transforming’ and ‘expanding’ of the book medium with the aim to challenge the very notion of what it could be(come) in today’s complex information era.  Code X is Edited by Emmanelle Waeckerle and Danny Aldred and published by bookRoom Press.

Iran Biennale

ANTHONY HEYWOOD 2016
Anthony was the only UK artist to exhibit at the 2016 Iran Biennale 'Peace and Paper' which brought together paintings, photographs, installations and video art highlighting peace, not war.  

Casting Space

ANDREA GREGSON 2016
A 6 week sabbatical enabled Andrea to complete her Henry Moore Foundation residency at the University of East London on a full time basis and to curate her solo show,  Restless Terrain: Sculpture from the Anthropocene at the AVA Gallery in March 2016.

Investigating New Photography Networks in China and Japan

ANNA FOX 2016
The research award enabled Anna to visit China and Japan where she investigated new work by women, engaged with new networks and developed knowledge that will contributed to curatorial, editorial and collaborative projects.

Remains of a Summer Bliss

BILL BALASKAS 2016
Using a wide range of media, Bill created 10 new works which continued his exploration into ethics and politics, for a solo exhibition at the Katfayan Galleries in Athens (September-October 2016).  These works are now being shown at other exhibitions and art fairs around the world.  

Shake the Bottle

ADRIAN LOVIS 2015
With match funding from Metro Online and further support from Kent Galleries, the Herbert Read Gallery at UCA Canterbury exhibited recent photographic work that reflected and captured contemporary LGBT experience, culture and politics.

Portraits of an Island

ANNA FOX 2015
Co-curated with Amit Sheokand for the Goa International Photography Festival with accompanying publication including an essay by Fox. This exhibition tells the story of contemporary approaches to portrait photography in the UK from the 1980s onward.

Spitting

ANNA FOX 2015
Commissioned by The Hyman Collection this project was made in collaboration with artist Andrew Bruce. A series of highly coloured large scale portraits of the 1980s BBC Spitting Image programme puppets. Purchased by the National Portrait gallery. Exhibited at James Hyman Gallery, London and FIF, Brazil.

Resort 2

ANNA FOX 2015
Funded by The Arts Council England and published by Schist in Amsterdam. This series of colour photographs charts the recent development of adult weekend party culture, in all its glory,  within the popular holiday resort of Butlin’s in Bognor Regis. Exhibited Lishui Photography Festival and Lightwork in China.

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