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ITA15 Art Expo and Workshop, Oriel Sycharth,Glyndwr University

This home page contains the programme, the online catalogue, and the presentations.

Further information is via the menu items in the sidebar on the left hand side.

Mon 7 Sept, 6-8pm

Opening event for the exhibition “Carbon meets Silicon”, live set performed by the band Torpa.

Introduction by Dr Sue Liggett

John McClenaghen – Carbon meets Silicon

Opening night

Tues 8 Sept, 6-7pm

Sonic Arts Forum elecro-acoustic music performance, Oriel Sycharth Gallery

The sounds of both traditional and electronic instruments, voices and the environment are expanded and changed to form the material for musical compositions over two concerts (8th and 9th Sept) live mixed over an 8 speaker surround sound system.

 Wed 9 Sept, 11-1pm

“Carbon meets Silicon”, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University

Exhibitors will demonstrate and talk informally about their work between 11-1pm

 

Catalogue of the Exhibition including all art works and descriptions –

You can turn the pages in this online Catalogue –

https://glyndwrpix.co.uk/carbonaugust2

 

Artist/Designers include –

Cerys Alonso, Andrew Bracey, Steve Carrick, William Card, Simon Hall, Lesley Halliwell, Rory Hickford, Paul Jones, Coryn Smethurst, Andrew Lowe-Smith, Ian McArthur, Guy Mayman, Annie Morrad, Susan Liggett, John McClenaghen, Estelle Thompson, Jill Townsely, Tracy Piper-Wright and Jonathan Weinel.

 

Workshop, Wed 9 Sept, 2-4pm, Oriel Sycharth

“Art, Design, Science, Technology and Applications – Interface Issues, Challenges and Opportunities”

Co-Chairs: Professor Rae Earnshaw and Dr Susan Liggett

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https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/StaffProfiles/SusanLiggett/

 

Invited speaker

“Developing Visual Effects Skills using an Art and Design Approach”

Dr Ian Palmer, Deputy Vice Principal, School of Creative Industries, Pearson College, UK

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ijpalmer

https://www.pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk/subjects/business-school/news/2015/04/an-interview-with-dr-ian-palmer.html

Developing Visual Effects Skills using an Art and Design Approach

Developing Visual Effects Skills

 

“Paradoxical (Data Driven) Space” (performance)

Annie Morrad, University of Lincoln, UK, Ian McArthur UNSW Art & Design, UNSW Sydney, Australia

 

“Models for Research in Art, Design, and the Creative Industries”

R. A. Earnshaw, S. Liggett, S. Cunningham, K. Heald, E. Thompson and P.S. Excell. Glyndwr University, Wales, K. Heald, Bangor University, UK

Pre-publication PDF –

Download PDF

 

Powerpoint slides of presentation –

Models for Research in Art, Design and Creative Industries

Models for Research in A D and CI

 

“Collaborative Research in Art, Design and New Media – Challenges and Opportunities”

S. Liggett, K. Heald, R. A. Earnshaw, E. Thompson and P.S. Excell, Glyndwr University, Wales, UK. K.Heald, Bangor University, UK

Pre-publication PDF –

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Powerpoint slides of presentation –

Collaborative Research in Art, Design and New Media

 

Introduction

The Importance of Artists, Designers and Public Exhibitions

 

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web”, Pablo Picasso

“Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus”, David Hockney

 

Art Expo

According to tradition, an art exhibition is where audiences meet works of art that are themselves a form of exposition.  In the past, such exhibitions have been static and for a particular time period and therefore had to be viewed by visitors within that time frame.  They have also been mainly works of art such as pictures and drawings, sculptures, or installation art which contained various object components.

 

Community

Such exhibitions offer the opportunity for artists to display their work to a community.  Many people visit art galleries in order to share the work of the artists in a communal setting.  At the same time, the role of the gallery and exhibition is evolving and is taking on new dimensions and novel extensions, as well as new kinds of content.

 

New Media

With the rise of new media and digital art forms there has been increasing scope for a wider variety of art objects, particular those that are able to interact with audiences.  Such interactions may change the art work, or the perspective of the viewer, or both.  In addition, time-based media such as video may be used in exhibitions either in free-standing mode, or be able to receive input from viewers to change the content of the video being displayed.

 

Virtual Communities

This raises the concept of exhibitions which both change over time resulting from interactions with audiences, and which may no longer be constrained to a particular fixed time period.  In particular, a virtual exhibition can be open to global audiences which can result in a sharing of cultural and ethical experiences across national and international boundaries.  This introduces the concept of exhibition spaces that are borderless with respect to time, space, and audiences.

 

New Horizons

Any artist who wishes to exhibit their work in this rapidly changing environment faces two principal challenges.  The first is to demonstrate the relevance of the art to today’s audiences and the rapidly changing environment.  The second is to articulate forms of art which are capable of transcending the boundaries of past traditions and demonstrate new horizons and new opportunities.

 

New forms of Communication

A conference such as ITA2015 offers the opportunity to showcase modern works of art in the context of a state of the art conference on communication technologies.  This represents an important occasion for artists.  It allows them to exhibit to an international audience and it enables experts in modern communications to see the ways in which art is able to transcend the traditional, and provide insights into new ways of thinking, perceiving, and communicating.  We thank all the artists for rising to this important challenge.

 

Bibliography

“The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society: An Evidence Review”, The Arts Council, 2014

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/pdf/The-value-of-arts-and-culture-to-people-and-society-An-evidence-review-Mar-2014.pdf

“Why Art Galleries are Important”, J. Landry, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-landry/why-galleries-are-importa_b_4074202.html

“The Evolving Role of the Exhibition and its Impact on Art and Culture”, A. C. Cline, 2012

http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1275&context=theses

“What should the role of the Public Art Gallery be?” D. Kelly, 2008

http://www.threemonkeysonline.com/what-should-the-role-of-the-public-art-gallery-be/

“New Directions for Art Galleries and Museums”, M. Axelsen, C Arcodia, 2004

http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/uq:9960/ma_ca_nd.pdf

“The Making of Exhibitions: Purpose, Structure, Roles and Process”, Smithsonian Institution, 2002

http://www.si.edu/Content/opanda/docs/Rpts2002/02.10.MakingExhibitions.Final.pdf

“Art Exhibition”, Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_exhibition

 

Rae Earnshaw

Professor of Creative Industries

Glyndwr University

 

Gallery

Oriel Sycharth Gallery

The Oriel Sycharth Gallery is named after the ancient motte and bailey castle and town Llansilin, Powys, that was the home of the Welsh hero Owain Glyndŵr, from whom the University takes its name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owain_Glynd%C5%B5r

 

Virtual Tour of the Gallery

http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/OrielSycharthGallery/Visit/VirtualTour/

 

Centre for the Creative Industries

http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/campusesandfacilities/CentrefortheCreativeIndustries/

Sustainable Design of the Centre for the Creative Industries

http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Campusesandfacilities/CentrefortheCreativeIndustries/SustainableDesign/

 

Past Exhibitions

http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/OrielSycharthGallery/Whatson/PastExhibitions/

 

Art Catalogue

Catalogue of the Exhibition including all art works and descriptions –

You can turn the pages in this online Catalogue –

http://glyndwrpix.co.uk/carbonaugust2

 

Artist/Designers include –

Cerys Alonso, Andrew Bracey, Steve Carrick, William Card, Simon Hall, Lesley Halliwell, Rory Hickford, Paul Jones, Coryn Smethurst, Andrew Lowe-Smith, Ian McArthur, Guy Mayman, Annie Morrad, Susan Liggett, John McClenaghen, Estelle Thompson, Jill Townsely, Tracy Piper-Wright and Jonathan Weinel.

 

Photographs

Glyndwr University

School of Media, Art and Design

Oriel Sycharth Gallery

Catalogue of the Exhibition including all art works and descriptions –

http://glyndwrpix.co.uk/carbonaugust2

Reception

Dr Sue Liggett

Dr Ian Palmer

 

Annie Morrad

Sonic Arts Forum

More photographs of the conference as a whole are here –

ITA Photo Gallery 

 

Publications

Pre-publication versions of the peer reviewed papers are here –

  • Liggett S., Heald K., Earnshaw R.A., Thompson E. and Excell P.S. (2015): “Collaborative Research in Art, Design and New Media – Challenges and Opportunities “, Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2015).
    For more information see: http://ita15.net/ita-art-expo/
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  • Earnshaw R.A., Liggett S., Cunningham S., Heald K. and Thompson E (2015): “Models for Research in Art, Design,and the Creative Industries”, Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015).
    For more information see: http://ita15.net/ita-art-expo/
    Download PDF
  • Earnshaw R.A., Liggett S. and Excell P.S. (2015): “Evaluating the REF2014 Results in Art and Design”,Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015).
    For more information see: http://ita15.net/ita-art-expo/
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  • Earnshaw R.A., de Silva M. and Excell P.S. (2015): “E-Science, Open Access, and the Social Network”,Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015).
    For more information see: http://ita15.net/ssit-workshop/
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  • Osanlou R., Osanlou O., Osanlou A., Osanlou E. and Earnshaw R.A. (2015): “Challenges and Opportunities for Internet Based Healthcare utilizing Social Media”, Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA) 2015.
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