• Out of Place

Curran, Fiona, Burton, Andrew, Coates, Marcus, Stokes, Matt and Philipsz, Susan, 2019, Show, Exhibition or Event, Out of Place

Abstract or Description:

In 2018 MCAHE commissioned five new site-specific contemporary artworks for heritage sites in North East England. The exhibition ‘Out of Place’, re-presented these artworks within the new context of the Hatton Gallery, prompting a questioning of how the meaning and experience of art changes when it is relocated from its original site.

The exhibition featured sound works, installation, painting and sculpture by MCAHE artists Susan Philipsz, Matt Stokes, Fiona Curran, Andrew Burton, Marcus Coates and Mark Fairnington. Presented in the Hatton, the MCAHE works are exhibited in relation to Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn, a key example of a site-specific artwork that is relocated from its original context.

Responding to the Hatton Gallery, Fiona Curran chose to make a new body of work that built on the research undertaken for the original National Trust Gibside project. This research focused on the inspirational network of female botanists in the 18th century whose ‘amateur’ practices opened a space for women to discuss and share their findings. Preferring not to resituate the original work from its site-specific location next to Mary Eleanor’s Orangery to the interior space of the gallery, this new body of work instead focused on decorative depictions of the natural world, women’s broader cultural association with flowers and plants and the thresholds between interior and exterior spaces.

Out of PlaceHatton Gallery, Newcastle29th June - 10th August 2019Museum/exhibition
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: AHRC, Newcastle University, Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2019 19:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:28
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4081
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