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.
- August 4, 2018 The Museum for Object Research & WEBworks will be presenting a new project in the spring of 2019 entitled, Neither Use Nor Ornament, in collaboration with the OVADA Gallery in Oxford.
Neither Use Nor Ornament comprises 14 artists working across neurological boundaries
Think you know about objects? Think you understand people? Think you know about Art?
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- July 19, 2018 We are open for business again! Arts Council England have awarded The Museum for Object Research funding for an ambitious project bringing together findings from our R&D (research & development) phase!!
This means that our Artists will exhibit their work in realtime at the OVADA gallery space in March – April 2019. We will finally bring our blog to ... read more...
- September 11, 2017 For the past few years I have been systematically culling a lot of my possessions.
I am making a virtue of it to my friends, who often lament their accumulated stuff. There is a defiance about the way I relish the process.
They are impressed and I am now known for my fierceness in facing up to ... read more...
- August 17, 2017 It’s always a delight to be reintroduced to something you loved and had completely forgotten about, as happened yesterday. It was while I was thinking about titles for a small body of work that the words ‘objects of desire’ came to mind. Maybe subconsciously, I was remembering Matthew Sweet’s programme on Radio Four, a series ... read more...
- August 14, 2017 ‘The subject of our mortality is one that has always fascinated me -the fragility of life versus the permanence of objects, in particular …’
A Facebook memory popped up on my timeline over the weekend and made me want to touch base with my ‘Keeping It Going’ blog again. The memory showed a photo of a ... read more...
- August 14, 2017
Originally published on The Other Side, this post relates to my research and the family history which fuels my art practice. My mission is to create a body of work around the themes emerging from a second generation experience of Spanish Republican exile to England.
My great grandmother sits beneath a bakelite radio, surrounded by family ... read more...
- August 4, 2017 An Exploration into our Attachment to the handbag and Related Behaviour. Part 1.
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- July 21, 2017
This photograph was taken outside the Magdalen Road Studios project space Filament 14, during MfOR’s mid term gathering of artist proposals.
NB. The poem in this blog post first appeared on my (Sonia Boué’s) The Other Side blog site, which is where much of the material about my research on the autistic professional template for MfOR can be ... read more...
- May 24, 2017
The project is slowly building behind the scenes and I’ve been blogging a great deal on my own site about my autistic life. Professional development issues have dominated the last three posts, in which I dissect some of the more problematic areas of working life as a freelance autistic artist in a neurotypical world. It’s ... read more...
- April 16, 2017 We’ve been a little quiet lately. Much work behind the scenes preparing an Arts Council bid is the reason why. But the the news is good! We’ve been given a Grants for the Arts award to develop our Museum for further consideration in an even more ambitious bid in six months’ time.
So this is stage ... read more...