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Art, Air and Illness.

Curator: Dr Amanda Sciampacone (Research Fellow, History of Art, University of Warwick).

Date: 8th to 29th June 2018.

Location: Lanchester Research Gallery, Coventry University.

The exhibition sheds new light on significant relations between art and science in shaping how we perceive and experience the impact of the environment on human health, culturally, societally, and through the very air we breathe. It showcases an exceptional range of rare archival maps, weather charts, historic meteorological texts, and public health photographs on loan from the National Meteorological Library and Archive and Coventry History Centre, alongside new works.

This workshop relates to the conference held earlier in the year and concurrent workshop.

Derby Cup - detail.The Hart Silversmiths: A Living Tradition.

Date: 27 June 2015 to 13 September 2015.

Location: Compton Verney Art Gallery.

The exhibition explores the work of silversmith George Henry Hart (1882-1973) and three generations of the Hart family, all of whom continue Arts and Crafts traditions. George Henry Hart was a member of the Guild of Handicraft founded by architect, designer and social reformer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942).

Much of the research for the exhibition was carried out by Dr. Sarah Walford and undergraduate student Pip Shergold. The exhibition is related to the research project Ashbee and After: Drawing in the Silversmiths’ Workshop, directed by Professor Michael Hatt.

Sculpture Victorious exhibition imageSculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901.

Curators: Professor Hatt with Martina Droth, Associate Director for Research and Curator of Sculpture at the YCBA, and Jason Edwards, Professor of History of Art at the University of York.

Dates: 11th September to 30 November 2014 (YCBA) and 25thFebruary to 25th May 25 2015 (Tate Britain).

Sculpture Victorious is the first ever exhibition exploring the history of Victorian sculpture. It examines the making and viewing of sculpture in Britain and its empire during the reign of Queen Victoria, revealing not only the inventiveness and ubiquity of sculpture, but also its profound cultural and political significance. It includes a rich array of works, including figures and reliefs in marble, bronze, silver and wood, as well as gems, coins and medals, cameos, and porcelain objects.

New Art for a New AgeNew Art for a New Age: Optimism in Post-War British Abstraction.

Curators: A group of third year students, with Professor Michael Hatt from the History of Art and Alice Swatton at Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery.

Dates: 3rd May 3rd to 1st July 2012.

Location: Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery.

The exhibition explored the optimism of abstraction in Britain circa 1960. The student group was responsible for all aspects of the exhibition, not only researching the topic and selecting the works, but also dealing with the hanging and installation, the budget and fund-raising, and publicity.

Behold America.

Back to the Future: Sir Basil Spence 1907-1976.