• Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Tim Sandys-Renton

    Unity Studios

    Unity Arts Trust, Unity Studios: Fine Art

    Thurs 23rd Sept 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    Tim Sandys-Renton talks about plans for Unity Arts Trust, and its ambitions for a large studio building for artists and craftspeople within the Graylingwell redevelopment (N.E. Chichester) in 2013/14. In the meantime he has set up UNITY STUDIOS in a temporary space, with the task of growing the vision in a relatively small but focused manner. The project aims to be both a community-arts and a creative/cultural small-business start-up scheme, and by linking these two quite different types of activity Unity Arts Trust aims to pilot a new way of supporting artists and the local Chichester community.

    IMAGE: Tim Sandys-Renton
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Jonathan Gilhooly

    Jonathan Gilhooly

    Enchanted Objects: Agency in the Magic Act and Contemporary Art Practice

    Visual Art
    Thurs 7th Oct 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    This seminar will focus on some of the ways in which the objects, strategies, and concepts of conjuring—or what Simon During has called ‘secular’ magic—might be seen to converge with those of contemporary art practice. Jonathan Gilhooly is an artist who has explored this theme through both his PhD research, and his recent art practice. He will draw upon Alfred Gell’s theory of art and agency, in which an artwork is treated as a particular, cognitively salient kind of agent, through which the agency of a social other can be inferred.

    IMAGE: Jonathan Gilhooly
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Steve McDade

    Steve McDade

    ‘Tectonic/house’ Video and sound installation/performance

    Thurs 21st Oct 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    Steve McDade talks of his work with improvised sound using domestic objects set against video projection of volcano and paintings derived from house interiors. This work continues the research theme of ‘Displacement’ and draws on geological plate movement as a metaphor for the experience of individuals caught up in the seismic shifts of contemporary history.

    IMAGE: Steve McDade
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Matthew Miller

    Matthew Miller

    Fabrica Art Gallery

    Thurs 4th Nov 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    Matthew Miller, co-Director of Fabrica, will talk about the gallery’s programme ethos, its track record of showing internationally renowned artists and its innovative approach to involving large numbers of visitors in its work. The presentation will outline the gallery’s exhibition process and how that seeks to draw connections between its building (a deconsecrated Regency church) and some of the broad philosophical questions that underpin our everyday lives. Matthew Miller is an artist who creates sculpture and installations.

    IMAGE: Philip Carr
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Siobhan Davies in Conversation

    Siobhan Davies

    Dance and Choreography

    Thurs 18th Nov 12-1pm

    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    In 2000 Siobhan Davies, one of Britain’s major contemporary choreographers, began to extend her dance work beyond traditional theatre venues by creating works for non-proscenium venues, even presenting dance as an “exhibit” within a visual arts setting (Minutes, in The Collection (2009) with the Victoria Miro Gallery). In the Siobhan Davies Studios she has situated dance as a vital force within the arts through her programme of interdisciplinary seminars and visual art exhibitions. Her new online digital library, the first of its kind, www.siobhandaviesreplay.com presents the trajectory of her work over a period of some 30 years. In conversation with Professor Sarah Rubidge, Davies will discuss developments in her work over the last ten years.

    IMAGE: Thierry Bal