The Wallflower Project is continuing to create murals across the city. Over the summer a pedestrian subway running under the St Budeaux bypass at Ferndale Road was painted in collaboration with Years 5 and 6 students from Weston Mill Community Primary Academy. Entitled A Plymouth Splash, the mural was facilitated by a Plymouth… Continue reading The Wallflower Project – A Plymouth Splash
Fiona Saint-Davis, a student on the ResM Art History programme at the University of Plymouth, has won the coveted national ‘Undergraduate Dissertation Prize’ offered by the Association of Art Historians, the body which represents the discipline in the UK. Against the stiffest competition, with submissions from the largest Art History departments in the country, Fiona… Continue reading Masters Student in Art History wins major national prize for her research on the ‘Stupid Sketches’ of French Post-Impressionist, Émile Bernard.
The Wallflower Project has been launched in the lead up to Mayflower400. The Project will engage local communities in the design and production of outdoor public murals across the city centre. Overseen by the University of Plymouth’s public art specialist Dr Jody Patterson in collaboration with a collective of local artists under the guidance of… Continue reading Mayflower400- The Wallflower Project
Dr Jody Patterson, Associate Professor of Art History, Plymouth University, is a specialist on art and politics during the mid-20th century. Her research explores mural painting and the democratisation of culture through public art. Whilst her work to date has focused on developments in the United States, she has now addressed the relations between America… Continue reading ‘Marx on the Wall’: Muralism and Anglo-American Exchange during the 1930s
By Nicola Wakeham On 25th November 2016, Plymouth University had the honour of holding the latest New Voices Conference, organised by the Association of Art Historians (AAH). This whole day took place in the university’s beautiful Mast House building, located in Sutton Harbour, with stunning views across the waterside. The title for the conference was Art… Continue reading Art Outside the Gallery: New Voices Conference at Plymouth by the Association of Art Historians
Art Outside the Gallery AAH New Voices Conference 2016 25 November 2016 Plymouth University Keynote: Dr Jody Patterson (Plymouth University) Call for Papers Where do we see art? What impact do exhibition spaces have on how an artwork is received? Who is art created for? Who owns public art? New Voices 2016 encourages delegates… Continue reading Call for Papers: Art History New Voices Conference, 25 November 2016
By Jody Patterson In the aftermath of unleashing a new arsenal of atomic weaponry on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 American artists struggled with the question of how to respond to the unprecedented atrocities of nuclear warfare. What could they say in the wake of the carnage wrought by the militarization of science for… Continue reading Feature: “Painting radioactivity: How to represent the unrepresentable”