UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE GALLERIES
PAST
 

KATIE AGGETT :
WRITTEN IN THE CORNERS OF STREETS
Jul 25 - Sep 7, 2014
UH Galleries at the Museum of St Albans

UH ART COLLECTION :
RECENT ACQUISITIONS
Jun 20 - Jul 15, 2014

MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN :
ALPHABET
Apr 4 - Jun 15, 2014
UH Galleries at the Museum of St Albans.

JASON ODDY :
PERIHELION
Mar 28 - May 3, 2014
Jason Oddy's photographs examine the relationship between mankind and the built environment. (Art & Design Gallery.)

F & D CARTIER :
WAIT AND SEE
Jan 31 - Mar 14, 2014

AUGUSTIN REBETEZ :
THANKS FOR GIVING ME A SKY...
Nov 14, 2013 - Feb 2, 2014
Meandering between drawing, photography, sculpture and astonishing stop motion animations, Rebetez' work represent something completely individual and fresh.

THE HOPE OF WRECKS
Sep 13 - Oct 27, 2013
A group show curated by Andrew Marsh and Simon Hollington.

JAMES METSOJA
Jul 19 - Sep 1, 2013
Eastern Approacges open exhibition winnner 2012, James Metsoja, prsents a new body of work.

ARTHOUSE.
May 3 - Jun 30, 2013
Arthouse will explore the notion of contemporary art made from or that shares a relationship with domestic objects. Featuring work by Yoko Ono, Rachel Whitread, Martin Creed, Steve Johnson, Cornelia Parker, Nina Saunders, Jane Simpson, Mark Wallinger, Richard Wentworth and Tracey Emin.

CAROLINE ACHAINTRE IN CONVERSATION
Apr 27, 2013
Caroline Achaintre in conversation with Paul Hobson
(Director of the Contemporary Art Society)
 
Meet in the Art and Design Gallery at 1.45pm

ART TALK WITH CAROLINE ACHAINTRE
Mar 12, 2013
Artist Talk with Caroline Achaintre.
Meet in the Art and Design Gallery at 12.45pm

CAROLINE ACHAINTRE :
CAMP COO
Mar 1 - May 4, 2013
Camp Coo examines the junctures between the ancient and modern, the familiar and the exotic, the psychological and the physical.

SARAH BAKER
Feb 1 - Apr 14, 2013
New work by Sarah Baker

EASTERN APPROACHES
Dec 2, 2012 - Jan 2, 2013

MOMENTUM
Nov 16, 2012 - Jan 26, 2013
Artists: Vanessa Cutler, Beate Gegenwart, Antje Illner, Geoffrey Mann, Jenny Smith, Cathy Treadaway and Jayne Wallace.

JAMES SMITH :
LONDON OVERSPILL
Sep 15 - Oct 24, 2012

JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN :
MY GIANT COLOURING BOOK
Sep 15 - Oct 24, 2012
My Giant Colouring Book offers a brilliant introduction into the imagination's of two of Britain's most inventive and controversial artists.

CATHERINE HIEATT : BLUE SKY
Jul 6 - Sep 2, 2012

ANNA FOX :
RESORT
Mar 30 - Jun 10, 2012
RESORT is the result of two years spent photographing life at Butlin’s, Bognor Regis in West Sussex – one of only three remaining resorts in the UK.

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE :
ARTISTS REMAKE THE TAROT
Feb 24 - Apr 21, 2012
Curated by Andrew Hunt.

JOANNA AUSTIN :
ICARA,ICARA
Jan 27 - Mar 11, 2012

HERTFORDSHIRE
OPEN EXHIBITION 2011
Dec 10, 2011 - Jan 4, 2012
Open submission exhibition.

LYNDALL PHELPS :
SOFTKILL
Nov 25, 2011 - Jan 28, 2012
Softkill investigates the relationships between natural history and the military.

PERSONAL TEMPEST
Sep 17 - Nov 6, 2011
An international group show curated by Tereza Kotyk.

SIMON ROBERTS :
WE ENGLISH
Jul 27 - Sep 4, 2011
British photographer Simon Roberts explores national identity and people at leisure.

AVIVA LEEMAN :
PUBLIC OPENING
May 20 - Jul 10, 2011
Aviva Leeman presents site-responsive show at the Museum of St Albans.

BEYOND PATTERN
Feb 18 - Apr 30, 2011
Exploring the cultural meaning of pattern. An Oriel Davies Touring exhibition.

BEING IN TIME : THE VIDEO
PORTRAIT AND BEYOND
Nov 26, 2010 - Jan 22, 2011
British video artist Marty St. James' artworks engage with the portrait in time and space

CRITICAL DIALOGUE
SERIES ONE
Oct 19 - Dec 14, 2010
UH Galleries is proud to present a new series of lectures, talks and film screenings called Critical Dialogue.
 
Critical Dialogue is designed to explore how contemporary art interacts with the social, political and philosophical dimensions of the contemporary world and where it intersects with other disciplines and discourses. The series will feature invited artists, curators, critics and other thinkers of national and international standing and will incorporate a Q&A session.
 
Series One starts on Tuesday 19 October until Tuesday 14 December from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.
Highlights include:
 
‘The European - ness of Eurospy : Myth, motif and mayhem in European spy films of the Cold War’ by Richard Rhys Davies, curator of Kiss Kiss Kill Kill – a UH Galleries exhibition.
 
‘The impossibility of neutrality, engaging art criticism, art history in the politics of visual culture and dynamics of globalisation’ by art critic and writer Valerie Kabov.
 
‘Whose Public Art?’ by Fabienne Nicholas is the Head of Consultancy for the Contemporary Art Society.

TAKING TIME : CRAFT AND
THE SLOW REVOLUTION
Oct 13 - Nov 20, 2010
Part of a touring exhibition from Craftspace curated with Helen Carnac.

CALL FOR PAPERS:
KISS KISS KILL KILL
Sep 18 - 19, 2010
Call for papers:
 
Coinciding with the Kiss Kiss Kill Kill exhibition, this 2-day, parallel strand symposium aims to bring together international scholars, critics, collectors, graphic artists and cinephiles to explore the issues surrounding the European poster art and the European spy film between 1950-1985.
 
In collaboration with the UH Arts and the Hertfordshire Film Consortium, the conference will explore the relationship between poster art, graphic design and espionage cinema during the Cold War, while providing an interdisciplinary forum for the development and appreciation of cult film, literature and the applied arts.
 
The proposed analysis of graphic art, poster design and rare film will include a consideration of themes such as film archiving, marketing, European aesthetics, international audience reception, genre and state politics.
 
The symposium will also host rare film screenings and special guest appearances. Films secured for screening will include:
Danger Route (GB Holt 1968)
This screening of a rare 16mm print of Seth Holt’s magnificent low budget spy thriller made by Amicus will also include Q&A with leading actor, Richard Johnson (TBC)
 
Se tutte le donne del mondo aka Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (Levin & Maiuri IT 1966)
We are proud to present this ‘Holy Grail’ classic Italian Eurospy title from a Tarantino-sought-after, super-rare 16mm print from the US.
 
Danger Diabolik (IT/FR Bava, 1968), 5th October 7pm, The Weston Auditorium
Possibly the coolest film ever made, a fabulous mash up of master criminal, super-spy and psychedelic genres, horror maestro Mario Bava set the benchmark for the cool sixties flick.
(N.B. Final list of films to be confirmed.)
 
Keynote speakers (TBC) include:
Matt Blake (author, The Eurospy Guide 2004)
Xavier Mendik (director, The Cult Film Archive, Brunel University)
Sim Branaghan (author, The British Film Poster BFI)
 
Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):
 
• Genre and the International Spy Film
• Espionage state propaganda during the Cold War
• Global themes of espionage
• The Eurospy Auteur
• European Genre Factory of the Cold War Years
• Graphic Design and the Spy Film Poster
• The power of co-production in Europe
• Mainstream vs. Indie Spy film
• The Kitsch and the Bombastic in Cold War Film and Poster Design
• Utopian imagery in Eastern Bloc filmmaking and posters
• Jet-setting and exotica
• Political and historical perspectives on the Eurospy experience
• The European-ness of Eurospy
• Supermen and Superwomen – archetypes in the Spy genre.
• ‘Trash Aesthetics’ of the Spy Film
 
Visit the project website for further information: www.kisskisskillkill.co.uk

KISS KISS KILL KILL
Sep 10 - Oct 16, 2010
A Collection of European Spy Film Posters

DRAWN FROM LANDSCAPE BY
CHRISTINE HILLIER
Sep 2 - 25, 2010
An exibition of paintings, studies and sketches.

WALKER EVANS :
PHOTOGRAPHS 1935 – 1936
Jun 19 - Jul 31, 2010
A Hayward Touring Exhibition

SERIOUSLY...?
Apr 14 - Jun 5, 2010
Exploring sincerity in contemporary film and performance.

PAUL TEIGH & MARTIN RUSSELL
: BEYOND THE PLENUM
Feb 19 - Apr 24, 2010

CLEMENS STECHER :
CHARADE II AND IV
Jan 27 - Mar 27, 2010
First UK solo exhibition by Vienna-based artist.

LAURA OLDFIELD FORD :
BRITANNIA: 2013-1981
Nov 20, 2009 - Jan 30, 2010
Using her highly worked drawing practice Ford will focus on the post war new towns.

SERGE CLÉMENT :
COURANTS – CONTRE – COURANTS
Oct 21 - Nov 21, 2009
Photography that interrogates the minutiae of city life.

UNEASY PERSUASION
Sep 11 - Oct 17, 2009
Group show curated by Jamie Robinson from Carter Presents.
At Art and Design Gallery, Hatfield.

MAJORITY REPORT
Sep 2 - Oct 3, 2009
'America, Amateur Photography and the Internet'.
Curated by Roger Hargreaves.

HALIMA CASSELL:
DREAMS MADE MANIFEST
Jun 3 - Jul 18, 2009
Craft show from 20:21

EASTERN APPROACHES |
HATFIELD HOUSE
May 22 - Sep 30, 2009
Contemporary sculpture at Hatfield House.

RESPONSES TO CONFLICT AND
LOSS, A&D GALLERY, HATFIELD
Apr 6 - 18, 2009
An international group exhibition curated by Garry Hunter.

DAVID HOUGHTON : TIME
WATCHING
Mar 11 - May 16, 2009
A new photographic exhibition by David Houghton.

HELI RYHÄNEN : EVIL SHEPHERD
A&D GALLERY, HATFIELD
Jan 17 - Feb 21, 2009
A new exhibition by Finnish Sculptor Heli Ryhänen.

RETROMORPHOSIS
Jan 10 - Feb 28, 2009
An international group exhibition that addresses the modernist architectural legacy of the GDR.

DAVID MOORE: THE LAST THINGS
A&D GALLERY, HATFIELD
Nov 10 - Dec 24, 2008
Exclusive glimpse of a secret Ministry of Defence (MoD) Crisis Management Centre

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING
Oct 29 - Nov 29, 2008
Recent photography from Columbia.

MARAGRETA KERN :
CLOTHES FOR LIVING AND DYING
Sep 12 - Oct 18, 2008
Photography: Explores the relationship of clothing to social, cultural and gendered constructions of identity.

SUSIE MACMURRAY : DRAWN
Sep 8 - Oct 18, 2008
Site-specific installation to the A&D Gallery.

EWA WAWRZYNIAK: A SENSE OF
PLACE
Aug 1 - 16, 2008

SIMON WOOLHAM : DARK CORNER
Jun 18 - Jul 28, 2008
New pieces of work specific to the Margaret Harvey Gallery.

SARAH EVANS
Apr 23 - May 31, 2008
White and Pink with Blades of Blue: Animation & drawings

NICK CROWE :
COMMEMORATIVE GLASS
Mar 4 - Apr 12, 2008
Major touring exhibition organised by Cornerhouse focussing on glass as a contemporary artitic material

ALLY WALLACE :
JET BLUSH
Jan 24 - Feb 23, 2008
Monumental paper sculpture

DO NOT REFREEZE
Nov 9 - Dec 21, 2007
Art & Design Gallery, Hatfield AL10 9AB

NIGEL GRIMMER :
THE ROADKILL FAMILY ALBUM
Oct 25 - Nov 27, 2007
Images of the artists' family wearing animal masks,lying apparently dead at the roadside

WE MAKE OUR OWN TELEVISION
PAUL TARRAGO/JENNET THOMAS
Apr 24 - Jun 2, 2007
Video installations

PROCESS WORKS
Jan 18 - Feb 24, 2007
Jewellery, process & finished works.

JASON ODDY : NEWTOPIA
Jan 9 - Feb 24, 2007
Photographs, man & his material environment

OPEN EXHIBITION
Dec 8 - 22, 2006
Open submission exhibition for Hertfordshire based artists

LORRAINE CLARKE :
NOSCE TE IPSUM
Nov 17 - Dec 21, 2006
Mixed-media sculpture & installation incorporating sound

CLAIRE CARTER : FLOCK
Oct 24 - Nov 25, 2006
Sculptural installation

CCNOA : 2 STEP
Sep 21 - Oct 28, 2006
Audio & video works by 37 international artists

DAVID KRAMER : AGE OLD STORY
Sep 6 - Oct 14, 2006
Series of video works

STEVE MANNERS : CROWDS
Aug 9 - 19, 2006
Paintings depicting the scale & mass of crowds

PHIL ASHCROFT : TOXICITY
Jun 22 - Jul 29, 2006
Screenprints, graphics & light boxes

SIMON LEE : BUS OBSCURA
May 6 - Jun 10, 2006
A cinematic experience through the use of camera obscura

ANNELIES OBERDANNER
Mar 8 - Apr 29, 2006
Sculptural & photographic work

MICHAEL BRENNAND-WOOD
Jan 19 - Feb 25, 2006
A series of textile wall panels

WHICH WAY IS UP?
Jan 12 - Feb 11, 2006
Sarah Winfrey & Felicity Spear examine different digital & traditional techniques for mapping space & defining territory

SIMON PARISH:
Nov 11 - Dec 23, 2005
Photorealistic landscape & portraiture paintings

DAVID KEFFORD
THE BALANCE OF BEING
Sep 10 - Oct 15, 2005
Kefford's sculptures originate from found objects which form the skeletal framework of the sculpture. Using a variety of techniques he constructs and alters the form of each piece which evolves into a bizarre other-worldly life form with a distinct personality.

MARIO CORDEIRO
Aug 13 - 27, 2005
Installation by the winner of the University of Hertfordshire Open Exhibition 2004.

THE TV MADE US DO IT
Jul 6 - Aug 6, 2005
Work by ten young artists from Manchester, London and Glasgow, based on childhoods spent soaking up daytime TV, glove puppet presenters, merchandise tie-ins and mind numbing cult cartoons.

DEGREE SHOW
Jun 2 - 14, 2005
End of year exhibition by the students of the Faculty of Art & Design.

EVE GEORGIOU
AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY
May 12 - Jun 25, 2005
A series of photographs inspired by her anglo-cypriot identity, Greek mythology and the masters of cubist painting.

MAYLING TO
IF YOU WERE THERE
Mar 19 - Apr 30, 2005
Sculpture and installation of one Anglo-Chinese woman's experience of growing up in the UK. With particular reference to the film 'Wham in China'.

ELLA BISSETT JOHNSON
THE LAST JUDGEMENT
Mar 10 - Apr 16, 2005
Digital installation for the Art & Design Gallery's front windows - a contemporary rendering of Michelangelo's ‘The Last Judgement' fresco in the Sistine Chapel using contemporary icons.

SIMEON NELSON
MAPPA MUNDI
Jan 18 - Feb 26, 2005
Large architectural sculptures that reference the Baroque and other decorative representations of nature.

ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
Dec 8 - 23, 2004
The 7th University of Hertfordshire Open Exhibition which has marked itself out over the last six years as the definitive annual showcase for local artistic talent.

AHMED MOUSTAFA
MAPPING THE UNSEEN
Nov 4 - Dec 24, 2004
Abstract compositions inspired by texts from the Holy Qur'an and Arabic tradition. Dr Ahmed Moustafa creates striking images by fusing classical European painting techniques and the exacting discipline of Islamic calligraphy.

SALLY FRESHWATER
DEFINING SPACES
Sep 16 - Oct 23, 2004
With a background in textile skills Freshwater shows a series of 3-dimensional pieces which exploit materials to their limit. Defining Spaces, will be in part a retrospective of Freshwater's large-scale public installations, whilst also showcasing a new body of work.

IAN SKOYLES
UNCHECKED
Sep 15 - Oct 14, 2004
Series of work produced through a process of assembling a single artwork from a number of ready-made commercial jigsaw puzzles.

ASIYA CLARKE
CONTAINMENT
Aug 6 - 21, 2004
Sculptural pieces by the winner of the University of Hertfordshire Open 2003 on the theme of mortality and the body as container. Works are made of fragile natural materials and inspired by Islamic mysticism.

KAREN HARVEY
VICTIMS
Jul 1 - 31, 2004
Series of fifteen photographs of constructed murder scenes, each one with an accompanying narrative which explains the victims fate. Each image is highly stylised like a photograph from a fashion magazine.

DEGREE SHOW
Jun 7 - 15, 2004
Final year exhibition by students from the Faculty of Art & Design.

TAKAFUMI HOMMA
May 25 - Jun 26, 2004
A combination of live performance and video installation, Homma performs inside an acrylic box filmed from outside by two camcorders. The documentation of the performance is then edited and screened repeatedly for the duration of the exhibition.

BEN COOK
FOUND PAINTINGS
Jan 13 - Feb 14, 2004
Ben Cook, looks for signs of pictorial composition in misprinted fabrics and stretches these fabrics to form ‘Found Paintings'. This exhibition will also contain a selection of abstract paintings, digital textile paintings, digitally printed fabric,and a limited edition book.

RITA DUFFY
CONTEMPLATING AN ICEBERG
Jan 9 - Feb 12, 2004
Using the Titanic (built in Belfast) as a metaphor for Northern Ireland's struggle in the 20th Century, Belfast based painter Rita Duffy will produce a series of portraits which question the demons inside us all and challenge us to confront our fears or our ‘icebergs.'

ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
Dec 4 - 23, 2003
Open submission for artists who live or work in Hertfordshire.

JILL TOWNSLEY
Closes at 12pm on 24/12.
Sculpture/installation using materials ranging from stainless-steel wire to plastic balls and broom bristles. With a background in constructed textiles Jill uses repetitive techniques to form geometric structures on a grand scale creating spacial tension within the gallery space.

ELIA ALBA & CYNTHIA GREIG
BELONGING
Sep 4 - Oct 4, 2003
Two American female photographers both of whom manufacture objects usually seen as toys or dolls, placing them in unexpected contexts before photographing them. The works examine perceptions of self and identity.

PETER BRINDLEY
Jul 17 - Aug 9, 2003
Series of photographs commenting on signs/advertising in contemporary living.

DEGREE SHOW
Jun 9 - 17, 2003
End of year exhibition of work by BA Fine Art & Design students.

ANDREW LOGAN'S
ALTERNATIVE MISS WORLD
May 15 - Jun 21, 2003
Films from 1972-2002. There have been eleven Alternative Miss World competitions since its inception thirty years ago, and each one has been filmed. The project involves many artists from the filmmakers, Jack Hazan, Derek Jarman to the two most recent films by Rebel Penfold Russell.

JOSEF ALBERS
FORMULATION: ARTICULATION
Mar 28 - Apr 26, 2003
This exhibition is drawn from a portfolio of screenprints produced in close collaboration with the artist in 1972. It shows how Albers developed his ideas by working in series, creating multiple variations on his major themes. A South Bank Touring exhibition.

JOHN KOBAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
PORTRAIT AWARD 2002
Mar 11 - Apr 5, 2003
10th and final John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award shown annually at the National Portrait Gallery since 1993. The exhibition represents the finalists of the 2002 Award which celebrates the photographic portrait which John Kobal believed in and supported throughout his life.

CARMEN MARISCAL
INNATA
Jan 17 - Feb 15, 2003
Photographic installation by Mexican artist expressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural facets of the body.

5TH ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
Dec 7 - 21, 2002
Open submission for artists who live or work in Hertfordshire.

ERASMUS SCHROETER
Nov 13 - Dec 23, 2002
Large format photographs depicting decaying bunkers on the beaches of Northern Europe and the military detritus of forty years of Soviet occupation abandoned in the forests of eastern Germany.

STEPHEN ELSON
Sep 19 - Oct 26, 2002
Elson will produce a series of new works exploring the casting processes of industrial production of common objects. (Art & Design Gallery, Hatfield)

DEGREE SHOW
May 31 - Jun 11, 2002
Final year show by BA Fine Art students.

JOHN FARNHAM : SCULPTURE
Feb 26 - Mar 28, 2002
Working primarily in British stone &
bronze

MA EXHIBITION
Jan 19 - Feb 2, 2002
MA Fine & Applied Art Students

NIGEL CAPLE
53 STATIONS OF TOKAIDO ROAD
Jan 12 - Feb 16, 2002
Caple's paintings of the Tokaido Road and
Hiroshige woodblock prints.

4TH ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
Dec 8 - 21, 2001
Open submission -
Hertfordshire artists

PERMAMENT COLLECTION
Nov 23 - Dec 21, 2001
1st exhibition of the University's
collection

ANDREW KINGHAM
Oct 16 - Nov 24, 2001
Illustrator working in coloured cut tin plate

REINHILD BEUTHER
Sep 25 - Nov 3, 2001
Giant translucent family histories

NICK YATES
Sep 10 - 22, 2001
Mixed-media wall mounted works

DAVID MACH'S 'PORTRAIT OF THE NATION'
to Sep 14, 2001
[first shown at the Millennium Dome]

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