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

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In 2011-2012 a group of third-year students in the department curated an exhibition at Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery, from the collections of the Arts Council and the University of Warwick. The exhibition explored the optimism of abstraction in Britain c.1960, and ran from May 3rd to July 1st 2012.

The exhibition was the core of a module taken by the students in the autumn and spring terms of their final year. The 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.

The students were also responsible for organising and running a programme of events to bring their research to different communities, including other academics, the general public, and families with children. Thus, in addition to addressing the relationship between research and display, the group had to consider the impact of their project on its diverse audiences.

The students worked with Michael Hatt from the History of Art department and Alice Swatton at Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery.

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