Opening with a Holburne Up Late, Friday 25th May (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
MUSE: THE COLLECTION INSPIRES
Each year MA Ceramics and MA Fashion & Textiles students from Bath School of Art and Design engage with and respond to the Holburne Museum’s wonderfully eclectic collection, developing knowledge and skills through research, making and exhibiting.
This year nine students have each responded to objects across the museum, whether on display or in storage, delving into technique and concept through a process of selection, ‘close-reading’ and reinterpretation. The resulting exhibition explores making, form, function, beauty, translation and necessity.
In Passage, students have sited works in and around the existing collection and the exhibition is launched as a Holburne Up Late event, on Friday 25th May (6-9 pm). You are invited to experience the museum anew and locate the nine temporary additions to the collection.
Exhibition open from: Friday 25th May to Friday 8th June
And, as part of this, a talk by David Gates:
6pm to 7pm
For those interested in pursuing their studies at PhD level, this is a useful page on the Prospects website:
Garth Clark remains the most influential and provocative voice in international ceramics after five decades in the field; feared, loved, derided and celebrated. Clark is not an ivory tower theorist, but has had his boots on the ground for half a century, with a particular knack of being physically present and often the key protagonist in some of the revolutionary moments for ceramics since 1970. Clark is joint founder and Editor-in-Chief for the online ceramics bible, cfile and has published more than sixty books, the most recent being Mind Mud: The Conceptual Ceramics of Ai Weiwei and Lucio Fontana Ceramics.
Garth Clark exercises wide-ranging erudition and profound sophistication with a common touch…he is a welcoming voice—never condescending and “educational” but confident of the reader’s appetite for grown up complexities that are explored with clarity and feeling. Peter Schjeldahl, art critic The New Yorker.
Known for his wit, deep scholarship and entertaining speaking style, Garth Clark’s WITNESS melds own biography with the ceramics field history in the USA. Stylistically it is more like a one-person stage show than a conventional lecture. WITNESS will be presented in New York, London, Bath, Amsterdam, Boston, Los Angeles, Sydney, Auckland, Paris, Chicago, Vancouver, Dublin, Copenhagen and others cities through December 2018.
The talk is open to all interested parties…