Avenue Gallery offers a diverse and contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions which reflects the range of activities and academic ambitions within the School of the Arts. As well as showcasing student work and staff research, Avenue Gallery hosts regular exhibitions by established artists which demonstrate the University's engagement with the wider cultural and academic community. The University also houses the Osborne Robinson Collection of historic posters.
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Exhibitions at Avenue Gallery are open to the public during the specified hours, but access to the Osborne Robinson Poster Collection archive is by appointment only.
Painting, Drawing and the Digital: Exhibition
- 15 — 30 June 2017 *on now
This exhibitio includes work by Michael Evans, Stefan Gant, Margarita Gluzberg, Dan Hays, Claude Heath, Johanna Love, Alexander James Pollard, James Faure Walker and Mark Wright. It will support the dialogue of the forthcoming symposium 'Painting, Drawing and the Digital', which is taking place at the University of Northampton's Avenue Campus on 15th and 16th of June.
The symposium aims to explore painting and drawing in a ‘post-digital’ age. If by post-digital we mean the digital is no longer seen as new but is now firmly culturally embedded and could be seen as all pervasive. Traditionally, one view of both painting and drawing is to be seen as haptic arts. They can be viewed as one of the diminishing opportunities for the creation of a hand-made, unique object that is a record of human agency and a home for the personal, individual or even unique response within the world. Both painting and drawing engage with the digital but may also choose to attempt to step outside of the digital and critique it. Papers and presentations from practicing artists, arts organisations and those involved in the pedagogy of painting and drawing will explore the various positions that artists and educators may take in both painting and drawing in relation to the digital.
This may range from forms of mutual collaboration and the extension of these disciplines into a digitally/ technologically expanded field or as forms of resistance to the technological and a form of preservation of the individual or subjective.
The exhibition is open from 15-30 June 2017, weekdays only from 10am-4pm, and is free to enter; tickets for the symposium can be purchased here - http://shop.northampton.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-art-science-and-technology/conferences-fields-trips-and-excursions/painting-drawing-and-the-digital-international-symposium-2017-university-of-northampton-15th-16th-june
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