Neither Use Nor Ornament exhibition at OVADA, Oxford is now closed.
Neither Use Nor Ornament showcased the work of 14 artists, including writers, who engage with objects in their practice and includes performance, photography, new writing, art walks, sound art, drawing, digital art, sculpture and installation.
Can We Talk?
Katherine May and Sonia Boué in conversation
(link takes you to new website)
Artist Panel video now available for viewing
Three NUNO artists in conversation about their work with curator Sarah Mossop.
Opening day gallery
Visits from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, and MP Annalise Dodds were highlights. The exhibition looked stunning in the OVADA warehouse space, and two performances by Naomi Morris, and a live poetry reading by Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams created many memorable moments.
- April 14, 2019 Currently, we lack models for what is needed to challenge the stranglehold neurotypicality has had on our culture. The dynamic it creates for autistic people is, in my view, toxic. So I very much hope that in time NUNO may provide one such needed template for others to riff with.
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- April 11, 2019
The recent Neither Use Nor Ornament (NUNO) exhibition curated by artist Sonia Boue bought together two of her peer networks, one a group of artists who work with objects in their practice, the other a small group of autistic or neurodivergent artists who are part of WEBworks, a peer mentoring and support network founded by ... read more...
- February 4, 2019 I am happy inside this mental clement space, this suspended moment in time and place, just from having found these objects which reach back into time, connecting me to the individual journeys that each item undertook while in my father’s possession. He is gone now, but a part of him – known and mysteriously ... read more...
- January 13, 2019 Themes of loss and remembrance are present in a lot of the work I make and reflect my fascination with the permanence of objects versus the fragility of human existence – crucially, how things outlive people. The histories associated with everyday objects give the work its meaning, not solely for me, but for an audience ... read more...
- November 16, 2018
Hello! I recently attended the most marvellous conference in Cork. I’ve come away refreshed and reminded that conferences can be both stimulating for artistic practice, and also provide a framework for what we artists do. I love a good conference.
All Things Considered had a lovely spirit and provided an unusually good fit with my own areas ... read more...
- November 5, 2018 Hello there, it’s Sonia Boué.
I thought I’d write a quick blog post, but keep it mainly visual. The Museum for Object Research (Arts Council England funded) #NUNO project is well under way. In fact we’re approaching our fourth month! We have a show and exhibition programme to pull together, and we’ll be making a film ... read more...
- October 12, 2018 October 10th, 2018 marked ten years since I first presented 10×10.
10×10 started its journey as part of Deptford X fringe festival in 2008. Ten years on, my intention was to return to the Art Hub studio space in Deptford, SE London, the venue where it was first launched. It was all set for 10×10 to ... read more...
- October 11, 2018 Hugh Prior’s fantastic solo exhibition, Still In Motion, kicks off the Arts Council England Funded, Neither Use Nor Ornament Project (#NUNO) at Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford.
31 October 2018 – 4 February 2019Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm FREEThe Old Fire Station, Oxford
Image copyright Hugh Prior
Image copyright Hugh Prior 2017
- October 3, 2018
Performance by Naomi Morris. Photographs by Hugh Pryor
Link to Streamed Video of Naomi’s Neither Use Nor Ornament Research Performance
- September 5, 2018 At the Museum for Object Research we love to support related work and events. This fascinating exhibition opens 10th September in Sheffield at the Chapel Walk Gallery! It includes contributions by two of our MfOR project artists Dave Edwards and Sonia Boué – indeed creator and curator of the exhibition is Dave Edwards himself.
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