Alan Cristea Gallery has reported the death today of the artist Gillian Ayres.
We have three works by Gillian Ayres in the collection. Two prints and the painting Skudia from 1994 a rich impasto work which was purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Mead in 1996. Gillian was the only female artist to be included in the 'Situation' exhibitions of the 1960s. Read More
Lost Heap by the artist Clare Woods was purchased for the University art collection in 2010. For those interested in finding out more about Clare Woods, Lost Heap and her recent work there is a great opportunity this term, as the exhibition Clare Woods:Reality Dimmed opens at the Mead Gallery. This exhibition includes Lost Heap, plus 8 new works together with a short video of Clare talking about Lost Heap, the way she works and her new paintings. There is also the opportunity to create your own artworks in the creative space.
Lost Heap by Clare Woods
To make room for 'The Goose Nest', the new temporary theatre space, which will be arriving at Warwick Arts Centre shortly, White Koan by American artist Liliane Lijn is on the move. For fans of this iconic sculpture there is no need to worry as the sculpture is moving just a short distance away, to the Gibbet Hill campus. The Koan's new home, is located in front of the Clinical Trials Unit at the entrance to the campus. For those that aren't based on the Gibbet Hill campus this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a stroll up through Bluebell Wood and see the sculpture in the new location and also the opportunity to see the smaller sculpture nearby, The Architect by Paul Mount.