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.
- October 26, 2014 Originally posted here
In a recent series of workshops in a community setting, I have been intrigued to observe many of my ideas about the importance and value of objects being not only confirmed but enriched and extended.
My training and background in art therapeutics mean that I am always prepared for workshops to carry emotional undercurrents for ... read more...
- October 15, 2014 Originally posted here
Today The Museum seeks to follow on from the excerpts from Philipa Perry’s article on transitional objects, which was posted a few blog posts back. In doing so I delve back to an article I wrote as a special feature for The Palette Pages entitled ‘Art As Healing?’ here.
In it I explore my own ... read more...
- October 8, 2014
Originally posted here
The Willard Asylum suitcases are an inclusion to The Museum suggested by conceptual object artist Dawn Cole who works on WW2.
This is an incredible collection – apparently 400 suitcases of former patients of the asylum, found in the attic of the building several decades later in 1995. It’s suggested that these are the possessions patients ... read more...
- October 6, 2014 Originally posted here
Riches are arriving at The Museum door in quick succession and the past few days have seen a lot of activity and interest in the project to create a forum for ideas and a resource for artists working with objects. Last night ‘The Gift’ arrived from one of The Museum’s earliest supporters and inspirations, ... read more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...