Artists at Work in the Art Zoo

Art Zoo, Harris Museum, 26th May 2018

See Real Artists at Work in the Art Zoo! Art Zoo breaks down the barriers between artists and audiences.

Art Zoo is part performance, part installation, and part living sculpture. It is an absurdist event that will give visitors to the Harris a glimpse into the exciting and vibrant world of the artist and see how they work.

Art Zoo took place at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery on the 26th May 2018 and was a great success. Tours of the Harris were lead by the fantastic Stephanie Cottle as the Art Zoo, Zoo Keeper. Some of the specimens that she introduced the visitors to are featured below.

Stephanie Cottle, Art Zoo at the Harris, Zoo Keeper 2018, At Work in the Art Zoo
Stephanie Cottle, Art Zoo at the Harris, Zoo Keeper 2018, At Work in the Art Zoo

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More Artists in the Art Zoo

Art Zoo, Harris Museum, 26th May 2018

It’s not long now until Art Zoo! By popular demand, more artists have been captured and coerced into the Art Zoo at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

By popular demand, new editions to the Art Zoo include visual and sonic artist Rob Mullandar and collage an installation artist Tina Dempsey.

Tina Dempsey (Aliquam ultrices scelerisque artifex)

Tina Dempsey is an artist that works effortlessly across a number of mediums, including collage, photography, and installation.

By Popular Demand Tina Dempsey - Collage Artist, Art Zoo, The Harris Preston 2018, Lubaina Himid, Hard Times
Tina Dempsey – Collage Artist, Art Zoo, The Harris Preston 2018, Lubaina Himid, Hard Times

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Coming Soon to an Art Zoo Near You…

Art Zoo, Harris Museum, 26th May 2018

Coming Soon…. Art Zoo breaks down the barriers between artists and audiences.

Art Zoo is part performance, part installation, and part living sculpture. It is an absurdist event that will give visitors to the Harris a glimpse into an exciting and vibrant world.

Art Zoo at the Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston, 2018 in conjunction with Lubaina Himid's Hard Times Exhibition
Art Zoo at the Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston, 2018 in conjunction with Lubaina Himid’s Hard Times Exhibition

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Outcome – An Exhibition

Outcome – An Exhibition of Three Postgraduate Projects

If you have followed my research for some time you will already know about the philosophical, neurological and political undercurrents that inspire and drive my practice. With the exhibition of Outcome coming to an end, it seems like an appropriate time to examine these ideas and being my Fellowship to a close.

A Thousand Plateaus and Soft Ground Etching

My Fellowship began with soft ground etching. After beginning to read the work of Deleuze and Guattari my first inclination was to begin to explore it physically. For me, the most intuitive way was through the medium of soft ground etching. Adapting the traditional method to suit my needs I allowed the allowed impure water to settle and oxidize on the plates. As the oxidization formed it created pathways that formed streams, which in turn informed the soft ground and eventual etch.

Outcome, Artlab, PhD Fellowship and AA2A 2017 2018 Exhibition Jane Elizabeth Bennett Close Up Etching
‘Outcome’, Artlab, Ph.D. Fellowship and AA2A 2017 2018 Exhibition Jane Elizabeth Bennett Close Up Etching

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Outcome

Outcome Exhibition Banner, PR1 Gallery, PV 19th December 2017

Private View 19th December 16:00 to 19:00

The exhibition continues 20th December 31st January Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00 

I am extremely excited to invite you all to the private view of ‘Outcome’. An exhibition of three postgraduate projects based across Artlab Contemporary Printmaking Studios and Silicate Research Unit.

 

Invite to the Outcome Exhibition, PR1 Gallery Preston
Invite to the Outcome Exhibition, PR1 Gallery Preston

Over the past twelve months, I have been working at the University of Central Lancashire as an artist in residence on the Ph.D. Fellowship. Working with staff across a number of departments I have begun to develop a Ph.D. project and refine my practice-based research. The Fellowship has allowed me to develop my practice within an academic context and given me an opportunity to explore the diversity and sometimes restrictive nature of practice-based research. I am excited to be showing four new prints, ‘Intermezzo’ a screen print on Southbank Smooth and ‘Plateau Three’ a series of three new soft ground etchings on Somerset Satin.

Close up of Intermezzo, Screen print on Southbank Smooth, Jane Elizabeth Bennett, 2017
Close up of Intermezzo, Screenprint on Southbank Smooth, Jane Elizabeth Bennett, 2017

The exhibition also includes artists from the Artlab Fellowship, which I was awarded, in 2010. The Artlab Fellowship offers a graduate or postgraduate one years worth of access to the Artlab Facilities, to further develop their printmaking practice. This year’s cohort is showing experimental installations and contemporary prints.

Artists from the AA2A scheme will be showing as part of the exhibition. It has been a great networking experience to work alongside artists with such different practices, methodologies and career paths to my own. I really hope to work and exhibit with these artists in the future.