Invisibility made Visible: Stephanie Straine on Lubaina Himid

Within the framework of the Modern and Contemporary Cluster, the University of York welcomed Stephanie Straine for the curator’s talk “Invisible Strategies: Lubaina Himid and exhibition making”. A renewed interest in Himid’s work arose within the last year, culminating in a collaboration of three museums to create the first retrospective exhibitions dedicated to Himid. Geographically… Read More Invisibility made Visible: Stephanie Straine on Lubaina Himid

Interview with the Artist: Jonathan Notley

The Norman Rea Gallery’s first exhibition of the Spring Term, ‘WAVES’, in aid of Surfers Against Sewage and curated by student Brooke Balesi, showcases works by five artists: Jonathan Notley, Mathilda Della Torre, Florence Goodhand-Tait, Charlotte Ager and Nolij, whose works attempts to come to terms with the threats to our coastlines and seas. To… Read More Interview with the Artist: Jonathan Notley

The Annual CoCA Lecture: Christie Brown: ‘Casting About: re-searching through practice’

Christie Brown’s Human Animal Hybrids (2007) “The body has been represented in two and three dimensions in a variety of media for thousands of years by human beings seeking to communicate a wide range of social, cultural and aesthetic concepts. For artists who deal primarily with the figure it is both an inspiring and daunting… Read More The Annual CoCA Lecture: Christie Brown: ‘Casting About: re-searching through practice’

Immersing the North

Living in London there is no shortage of immersive theatre experiences. Following Punchdrunk’s wildly successful ‘The Drowned Man’, which enjoyed an extended run of over year, Londoners cannot get enough of immersive theatre. No longer dismissed as a pretentious branch of tedious, over-acted promenade performance, immersive theatre, its unique capacity for escapism has become a… Read More Immersing the North

An Interview with the Curators: “Private Territory” and “The Forest”

The Norman Rea Gallery is happy to play host once again to two new exhibitions. These are very special exhibitions to us as they are brought to you by two of our very own members! “Private Territory”, curated by Kalina Kossowska, is an exhibition presenting works from both Alexander James Wood and Ruairi Fallon. Ella… Read More An Interview with the Curators: “Private Territory” and “The Forest”

Curating on a shoestring: Eight lessons learnt by a new curator

Last term I completely threw myself into curating. This was partly due to the fact that I was panicking about getting lots of work experience, but mostly because over the summer I finally realised my absolute love for contemporary art, and for curating it. Between October and November 2015 I curated and co-curated three (and… Read More Curating on a shoestring: Eight lessons learnt by a new curator