Museum for Object Research

See for more about Sonia Boué’s inclusive art practice.

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The above images are from the opening of Neither Use Nor Ornament (NUNO)  at OVADA, Oxford, which showcased the work of 14 artists, including writers, who engage with objects in their practice. It included performance, photography, new writing, art walks, sound art, drawing, digital art, sculpture and installation.

Click here for more information about NUNO, including the exhibition catalogue, artist information, Artist Panel video, audio recordings and more.

To read our evaluation documents click here and here

Enjoy our NUNO project film here 

  • Self Portrait with Portals by Jenni Dutton

    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

    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

    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!

    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...