Archive for the ‘3D’ Category

Blue Link Opening Night
April 2, 2011

The Link is now full of a range of blue work from students across the faculty. Opening night is Monday 4th April from 4pm-6.30pm, so do come and join us for a drink and a look at this varied and interesting exhibition. I’ll save posting the pictures until after the opening!



Agents of Deterioration – Emily Outhwaite
March 28, 2011

Agents of Deterioration is this week’s Link Gallery exhibition by Interactive Arts student Emily Outhwaite.

Emily’s artist statement for the exhibition:

‘As an artist I am interested in the objects that surround us in everyday life, in particular those objects that have signs of personal use and adornment; signs of deterioration. Through my working practice I explore the relationships that these objects have with us as human beings, questioning their value as and within material culture.

Concerned with mapping and replicating the deterioration on selected objects as a means of investigating the patterns of human behaviour. Themes of the ephemeral and a sense of nostalgia run through my work as I explore traces left on objects by people who have since moved on, left or passed away.

Through the replication of deterioration onto other similar found objects I ask the question of what makes something valuable? Does society dictate this value or the individual? An object’s value is dependent on its ‘true nature’ which is determined by its relationship with people. People have personal attachments to objects, objects are ‘dialectal images’ by which we can mediate the course of time through. An object’s value is also dictated by its context within a particular cultural environment, as this changes so does the object’s value.

Therefore an object’s personal value and its cultural value can often be conflicting.

Within my working practice I seek to understand this dialogue between object, person and society.’

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Call for submissions: Blue Link
March 20, 2011

This is a call out for submissions with a blue theme for an exhibition at the Link from 4th – 8th April. The work can be of any medium but must have a dominant blue colour to it. Please send photos of the completed work you wish to install, together with dimensions and any special install requirements you may need by the submission deadline of 26th March to

The exhibition will be curated by me (Elisa Artesero) but you will be required to install your own work, so must be available to do this at midday on Friday 1st April.  I look forward to receiving your submissions for what I hope to be a brilliant end to this term at the Link Gallery.

Print Exhibition 14th – 18th March
March 14, 2011

This week is an exhibition of work from 3rd Year Print students on the Fine Art BA course. Varied media is used from audio installations, projections, etchings and screen prints.

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Re-create Environmental Exhibiton
February 28, 2011

This week The Link Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting work made by children at North Hulme Adventure Playground and Webster Primary School in Moss Side, with guidance from art students at MMU in the Re-create exhibition.

The work relates Manchester to the plight of climate change and the effects the city has on the wider world. This is being shown as an educational tool to visitors and as a way of raising environmental awareness with everyone involved.

These pieces of art range from pinhole photographs, paintings, drawings and backgrounds, to hangings and free standing sculptures, and consists of zones relating to different aspects of climate change.

The media used is mainly from unrecycable materials.

Here’s a look at this colourful exhibition:

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Future Foundations 2: Form and Re-Form
February 14, 2011

Last year I and 6 other students on the Foundation course exhibited in the Link Gallery in an exhibition entitled ‘Future Foundations’ to showcase some of what the Foundation course at MMU had to offer. This year, as the curator, I wanted to continue this showcase of what I believe is a brilliant course which often produces work equal to the degree courses. I invited a group of students from Foundation to apply for a group show and this week ‘Future Foundations 2: Form and Re-Form’ is the result. The work on show is every bit as ambitious, varied and sophisticated as I’d hoped; it includes sculpture, screen print, photographic prints, smell cubes plus much more.

Here are some pictures to give a taster of the show:

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The Middle Space: An Exercise
January 30, 2011

The Middle Space: An Exercise is an exhibition by the University’s MA Fine Art Students. The premise of the work is to show the developing working relationships within the Fine Art studio. Many of the collaborative pieces of work have sprung from the recognition of common studio behaviour and pairings of similarly developed objects.

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Happy New Year!
January 5, 2011

Happy New Year from the Link Gallery! I’m excited about the next term, there are already some really exciting shows booked in, covering a variety of mediums – installation, projection, photography, fashion and more!

January is already booked to the brim and February is filling up fast, but I am still accepting proposals for the rest of this and next term. I’d like to encourage proposals for an unusual use of the space (risk assessment permitting); this could include performance, music or collaborations between students of different degree courses, along with more traditional shows of course. If you have a proposal for a performance or musical piece and do not necessarily have specific work to put on the walls, I can help to curate a complementary show, just make a note of this need in the proposal.

So, with all this in mind, email to get the proposal and risk assessment forms, and keep an eye on this blog for updates on shows.

Interactive Arts 3rd year work 6th- 10th December
December 6, 2010

3rd year Interactive Arts students have showcased a fine variety of work in this exhibition as part of their half year review. From a live video feed of the gallery projected and interacted with in the foyer space, to screen prints, sculptural textiles and 3D images, there really is a lot to take in. Once again, here’s a snapshot:

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