Arts exhibition information.
An arts exhibition … To celebrate Coventry’s bid for the City of Culture in 2017 the University of Warwick and Fargo village are bringing artists and academics together. We are creating an exhibition of local artists work. The exhibition will invite applications from 17 artists (from all mediums and crafts) and 17 PhD students at the University of Warwick. The artists will create pieces based on the research ideas of PhD students from the University of Warwick.
Why take part in this arts exhibition?
This exciting exhibition is a chance to bring people together with the aim of closing the art-science divide. It opens the academic world to the community, from an internationally diverse set of students and subjects.
It is also a different way of communicating research in a creative way. Thus demythicizing the idea that research outputs from theoretical to practical cannot be communicated to everyone. Knowledge, like art, should be accessible to all.
Let’s make art!
The resulting artistic creations will be displayed alongside short paragraphs describing the PhD inspirations. Visitors will be offered the chance to purchase the artists’ work thereby supporting local art and culture.
Are you an artist who would like to promote your work? Would you be up to the challenge of creating a piece of art inspired by student work at the University of Warwick? If the answers to those questions are yes then we would love to hear from you.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Emma Parfitt has submitted her PhD in oral storytelling at Warwick University and has been awarded an IAS Early Careers Fellowship, and an IATL strategic grant to do research with previous participants of Acting Out, a Belgrade Theatre storytelling project. If you have done any drama work with the Belgrade more information can be found here about their work.
This event is being supported by Fargo Village and funded by The Culture, Media and Creativity fund, Sociology Department, University of Warwick, and the generous donations from Warwick Alumni.
Anonymous · 1 July 2016 at 7 h 44 min
This is a great idea. My research is on men, masculinity and dementia. I'd love to be involved and explain my research to an artist.
Unknown · 4 August 2016 at 17 h 19 min
Sounds interesting! I'm already involved in a collaboration with a PhD student, but have a personal interest in this sort of thing. Feminism gets discussed a lot, but masculinity less so.