Currently Exhibiting at The University of Exeter’s “The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit” Exhibition are SCAN’s John Gammans and Fiona Bradford
The University is a place of learning and also a place of research. Artists from across the region were invited to submit works for this exhibition that respond to the idea of ‘observatory’ as a channel for exploring a certain type of vision, investigation or view. The theme is open to interpretation and artists explored and investigated specific areas of research at the University of Exeter as inspiration for their work.
The University’s research takes place in teams combining a wide variety of topics from the distant reaches of the universe, to conditions in our own localities or our own minds, bodies and societies. This free exhibition showcases selected works from those submitted, reflecting the diversity of research at the University.
Many of the artworks are for sale and whilst you are at the exhibition you can also vote for your favourite artwork. The artwork with the most votes at the end of the exhibition will win a prize of £200.
Entry to the exhibition is free and all are welcome. It is open daily from 10am – 5pm, including weekends.
A Week of Activities linked to the Exhibition
During the exhibition, there are a range of associated free bookable activities on campus for you to enjoy:
- Monday 12 June – Guided Horticultural Walk of the University Grounds
- Tuesday 13 June – Creative Conversations event
- Wednesday 14 June – Guided tour of the water features on Campus, (the Jubilee Water Walk)
- Thursday 15 June – Guided tour of the sculpture collection on central Campus
- Friday 16 June – Curator guided tour of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
On Saturday 17 June, 11 – 4pm there is also a free family fun day, Think..Art in the Forum on the Streatham Campus a variety of free fun artistic activities linked to the University’s research themes. Activities include print-making, model-making and textile art. See the exhibition The Observatory at the same time, explore a camera obscura and see memorabilia from Exeter City Football Club – and more…
The exhibition and associated events are organised by Arts and Culture at the University of Exeter.
“Remains” by John Gammans
“I Have Everything I Need” by Fiona Bradford