An Archive of Ideas

 

BUCKETS & JEWELS

 

 

 

PENNY MCCARTHY

 

I work with drawing and text. My works have appropriated texts that describe scientific discovery, historic quests and the fictions of Borges. For the past few years my work has explored the imaginative space of the book in a series of pencil-drawn copies of texts and pictorial details. My current research makes links between specific techniques of restoration and images derived from new technologies. I have received awards from The Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and Arts and Humanities Research Council and exhibited extensively. Recent shows include Nothing is Forever at South London Gallery and Ulysse(s): L’autre mer, at the Fonds Régionale d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Rennes, France. I am Course Leader for the MA Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University.

 

 

 

 

BECKY SHAW

 

I make work that explores the relationship between individual and group, or object and subject in particular contexts. I am particularly interested in the ways that social life is embedded in, and formed by the material world. Works are diverse in form ranging from large scale projects involving the actions of many people, to singular objects. Current projects include making an alphabet for Texan Holey Rock, with Secondary Modern design, and a remaking of the Inlaid Table at Lady Lever Gallery, Portsunlight. Commissioners have included Grizedale Arts, New Art Gallery Walsall and Static, Liverpool.  I am currently a Cocheme Fellow at AIR, Central St Martins. I am Postgraduate Research Tutor for Art and Design at Sheffield Hallam University.

 

 

 

ANDREW SNEDDON

 

Andrew Sneddon is a Scottish artist who lives and works in the UK. He is a senior lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art and studied at the British School at Rome. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is currently engaged in a practice-led PhD at the University of Edinburgh. His practice is concerned with exploring our complex relations with place and the decision-making process of the artist in response to context and situation.

 

 

 

GARY L. SIMMONDS

 

Gary Simmonds is an artist based in London. His practice is concerned with abstract painting's relationship to geometry, design and ornamentation. He makes paintings that flirt with: formal abstraction, beauty, decoration and disorder. He has exhibited work both nationally and internationally including solo shows at One in the Other, London, De March and Solbiati, Milan. Group shows include: 'Nothing is Forever', South London Gallery, 'Die Panke' LoBe projects Berlin.

 

 

 

MATTHEW HARRISON


 



SARAH SMIZZ (RESEARCH ASSISTANT)

 

Sarah Smizz is an emerging artist based between the UK & USA whose practice is concerned with the democracy of information. Reoccuring questions surrounding accountability, navigation of power both personal and structural, sustainability, pedagogy and reception are all points of engagement within her practice. She has recently exhibited work at SITE Gallery, Sheffield, Postmasters Gallery, NYC, Miami Pulse, FL, and Hyde Park Contemporary Art Center, Chicago.

 

 

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