Curator and Creator, Local Exhibition

The Local Exhibition (1-5 May 2017) attracted one of the best crowds the Norman Rea Gallery had ever seen on the night of its private view. It featured the works of local practising artists Greg Farndon, Sophie Lincoln, Malcolm Ludvigsen, Bridlington Pottery and Gareth Griffiths as well as students of the University of York; Minnie Peck and Christian Jackson. The… Read More Curator and Creator, Local Exhibition

Seeing Afresh: Wartime Britain Through the Eyes of Fashion

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, an exhibition currently on display in the Imperial War Museum North, engages visitors with an eclectic mixture of handmade and designer fashion for men, women and children from 1940s Britain. The exhibition provides an original perspective on rationing and the home front in Britain, moving beyond the usual display of ration books… Read More Seeing Afresh: Wartime Britain Through the Eyes of Fashion

The Captive Body: Olbinski and the Female Form

Monday night celebrated the opening of the newest exhibition at the Norman Rea Gallery, ‘The Captive Body,’ displaying representations of the female figure through an eclectic mix of artwork. Curated by Kalina Kossowska, the exhibition features prints by Joe Cruz and Oliver Sewell, graphics and posters by Rafal Olbinski, and a video installation by Anja Olofgörs,… Read More The Captive Body: Olbinski and the Female Form

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’