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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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?
The ... read more...