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Artwork - New Faculty of Arts Building - Faith in the Miraculous

Faith in the Miraculous [Working Title]

Large Scale Mural for the entrance to the new building.

We have commissioned the artist Matthew Raw to work with the tile manufacturers NBK to make a group of tiles for the ground floor exterior of the new Arts Building. The costs for this project are being met from a capital fund dedicated to works of art in new buildings – it’s around 0.001% percent for art! But we hope it will have a huge impact – signalling the creative power of the people in this new building and contributing to the narratives that we want to develop about the Faculty.

Matthew was artist in residence at the V&A and has researched the ceramic history of Coventry and in particular, the ceramics of the post-war period. His focus for our commission draws on that sense of the future that the post-war art of our city tried to express. He would like to talk to staff and students about their sense of what this new building will initiate and to draw from you ideas and imagery that can inform his work.

Matthew is coming to see us at Warwick on the 3 March from 11.30 – 17.00. We do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to talk to him and look at his proposals and discuss connections with your ideas and work.