Please be aware that the School of Art will be closed 21/12/2018 - 04/01/2019. It will reopen on Monday, 07/01/2019.
The School of Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00.
We are closed over Easter, Christmas and the New Year. Admission is free.
(There are intervals for exhibition change-overs. Please check the exhibition dates here on the website or call before your visit to avoid disappointment.)
Travelling Through: Landscapes/Landmarks/Legacies
12th October - 8th February 2019
(Tessa Sidey Gallery)
Drawn from the School of Art’s extensive collection, Travelling Through traverses five centuries of visual culture ranging from sublime and picturesque landscapes to nineteenth-century travel photographs, twentieth-century London Underground posters and contemporary responses to our environment in a variety of media. The exhibition, curated by Dr Harry Heuser, explores relationships between tourism and landscape art, between the consumption of signposted sights and the production of personal insights, between the fleeting experience of our journeys and the carbon footprint we leave behind.
This Is How It Feels
22 November 2018 - 09 February 2019
This Is How It Feels explores the intimate stories of eighteen transgender men and their journeys of transition from female-to-male. Holcombe uses new media art techniques, including augmented reality, to give audience members a glimpse of the FTM transgender experience through their own perspective. The exhibition features manipulated QR (quick-response) codes that explore the relationship between the lived experiences of the transgender man and the fabricated world of social media. These codes, in turn, ask audience members to participate in a new context of social media, both inside and out of the gallery space.
This Is How It Feels serves as Holden Holcombe’s PhD in Fine Art exhibition from the School of Art.
Devices will be provided at the exhibition, but audience members who wish to engage on a deeper level are encouraged to bring their own devices with SNAPCHAT downloaded.