Museum for Object Research

The Museum for Object Research is a resource and a showcase for artists whose work with objects forms the core of their practice.

The Museum houses two further live projects, which have developed through Arts Council England awards, called WEBWorks and Neither Use Nor Ornament #NUNO.

 

LATEST

Read Rhiannon Lloyd Williams #NUNO blog post

Listen to Kruse’s #NUNO podcast Episode 5: Welsh gates are latched with Mensa puzzles

Watch Naomi Morris’ #NUNO Research Residency video

Come to Hugh Pryor’s #NUNO Still in Motion, Exhibition and Experimental Photography Workshop.

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  • Current ideas and explorations around objects – Kate Morgan Clare

    October 5, 2014 Originally posted here The Museum is particularly pleased to host a blog post by Kate Morgan Clare, who is near completing a six year part time BA degree in Fine Art at Herefordshire College of Art. Her blog weaves in personal reflection with critical thought derived from her studies and she draws on many of the ideas the ... read more...
  • Object artist or hoarder?

    October 4, 2014 Originally posted here A pilot session for a new series of workshops I will be leading with Claudia Figueiredo beginning in January 2015 (under the whizzy title ARTicles) recently yielded an unexpected question. Unpacking a small suitcase of objects – which relate to my ongoing project Barcelona in a Bag – in front of a group was ... read more...
  • Evocative Objects – Book Review by Kate Murdoch

    October 3, 2014 Originally posted here Another Happy first for The Museum and it’s a double! A first post from Kate Murdoch feels like something of a coup and a first book review is equally significant. I am in constant awe at the calibre of contributors to the Museum and delighted at the variety of post that is emerging. It ... read more...
  • The ties that bind us and a failure to link up…

    October 1, 2014 Originally posted here Cross pollination at the Museum for Object Research! Object artists have been stepping up to blog about their work and now Elena Thomas has blogged in response to the Museum’s latest post about ‘transitional objects’ on home turf over at her a-n blog Threads. This is exactly what the Museum has been hoping for – ... read more...
  • Philipa Perry Talks Teddy for The Independent Newspaper

    September 30, 2014 Originally posted here Thank you to Jenni Dutton for suggesting a highly relevant article as a source of information for the Museum. In her piece, psychotherapist Philipa Perry talks about ‘transitional objects’ in the context of managing transitions and our ability to navigate between inner and outer worlds. I hope the theme of objects as emotional containers ... read more...
  • Dancing From Fright by Neil Armstrong

    September 23, 2014 Originally posted here Neil Armstrong’s post combines a beautifully rendered and powerful portrait with a fantastically rich and eloquent analysis of his process and symbolism. As with previous contributors I hope this will be the first of many. DANCING FROM FRIGHT… …is the title of a Paul Klee 1938 watercolour (always a man with a good title) and ... read more...
  • Self Portrait with Portals by Jenni Dutton

    September 20, 2014 Originally posted here Rarely am I moved to actual tears by a piece of writing but Jenni Dutton’s marvellous Self Portrait with Portals has touched on something deep. How do we connect with memory and what happens to memory over time? What is the role of the object in keeping us together, in keeping us whole. I ... read more...
  • Wäuwäu by Marion Michell

    September 17, 2014 Originally posted here The museum is honoured to have Marion Michell as a contributor with this startlingly beautiful and affecting post illustrating the rich layers of meaning contained within the object. Filial love, politics and an early memory of the genesis of an art practice are but some of the strands Marion explores. She asks if such ... read more...
  • Shifting around and light bulb moments…by Sonia Boué

    September 15, 2014 Originally posted here Today my task in the studio was to adapt my working space. Yet again the objects that surround me were in flux. How many times have I arranged and rearranged, destroying one order and function to create another? The studio had become an installation for a weekend of Open Studios and while this is ... read more...
  • Guest post by Elena Thomas!

    September 14, 2014 Originally posted here Thank you Elena for stepping up with a fantastic first piece for the museum! Handling quite beautifully the power of objects to suggest narrative and provide a springboard for creative elaborations her post enables a tantalising glimpse of one object artist’s practice. I wonder if this rings any bells with other object artists? www.a-n.co.uk/person/elena-thomas The ... read more...