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Summer Exhibition 2010

Summer Exhibition 2010

Miguel Palma - Jaguar -  Saturday 1 May - Saturday 29 May

Miguel Palma is a leading Portuguese artist who is fascinated by technology, especially cars, and the way that it affects our lives.  He has found a 1963 Jaguar Mark X car in Lisbon with its plate Jaguar Cars Ltd, Coventry, England.  Intrigued by the history of this car, Palma is tracing its original journey from Coventry to a dealership in Paris and then to the owner of one of the most famous chocolate factories in France.

The exhibition will include Palma's drawings about cars and technology and archive material from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Centre in Browns Lane, Coventry, as well as film of the Jaguar's journey home to Coventry - the ultimate road movie!

Miguel Palma is recognised as one of the most significant artists living in Portugal today and has played a key role in the developing profile of contemporary Portuguese art.  He has had a number of substantial exhibitions both in Western Europe and in the US and a major monograph was published about his work in 2005.

His work is represented in the main public collections in Portugal and he has been invited to partcipate in the "warm up residencies" in New York in 2010 which will lead into the Harlem Biennial of 2011.

Supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 

Destination - Works from the University Art Collection - Saturday 1 May - Saturday 29 May

This is an opportunity to see University Art Collection works, new and old, displayed together in a temporary exhibition that shows how artists have explored landscape and ideas about place and journeys.

Artists include Mary Fedden, Hamish Fulton, Fay Godwin, Richard Long, Marcel Mouly, Anne Redpath and George Shaw.

Events

Opening Party - Friday 30 April - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Artist's Talk -  Friday 30 April - 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Miguel Palma gave an illustrated talk about his work and stories of his journey from Lisbon to Coventry.

Exhibition Tour: Destination - Thursday 13 May - 5.30pm

A tour of Destination to discover more about the University Art Collection, with the exhibition curator Elizabeth Dooley.