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Linda Taylor: A Quiet Drone – A response to the launch of Patrick Lowry’s exhibition, Surveillance, at Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham, 21 January 2016

02/02/2016

Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles capable of sustained remote surveillance and precise missile attacks – are, probably, so called due to their particular and pernicious sound. It is a gravid silence, however, that distinguishes Surveillance, Patrick Lowry’s exhibition at Hardwick Gallery in Cheltenham, comprising a full-scale replica MQ-1 Predator drone. Lowry’s painstakingly accurate model, cramped

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HARDWICK GALLERY EXHIBITION PROPOSALS 2016

24/11/2015

Exhibition proposals are invited from practitioners at all stages of their careers with new work to test in the public domain. We are looking for exhibition projects that will provoke discussion and engage students and public audiences, and for ideas that extend contemporary practice. We are looking to support innovative curatorial ideas and approaches to

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Revising Histories | Erasure and Reclamation

24/11/2015

Lucy Gresley   The Revising History Symposium at Hardwick Gallery provided a fascinating opportunity to experience three recent film works and to participate in the discussion of these works between the artists and their invited speakers. As the title suggests, the films were connected in their emphasis on the historical – on going back in

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Paul Hobson – Should We Be Talking About Art?

13/10/2015

THE WILSON ART GALLERY & MUSEUM WEDNESDAY 15TH APRIL 2015   Paul Hobson has a lot of questions. The Director of Modern Art Oxford began by offering his thoughts on the future of arts programming and audience engagement, thinking that has been sparked by recent excavations of MAO’s archive as it approaches its 50th anniversary.

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Walking a tight rope: Lorraine Robbins on poodles and parody

13/10/2015

Perky and Pinky – a series of works by artist duo Robbins and Roberts – was the inaugural project at the new Hardwick Gallery. Through their absurd circus of the everyday, Robbins and Roberts aimed to ‘explore feminist themes and gender-specific symbols in a playfully anarchic manner’. Arguably the centrepiece of the works exhibited was

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Degree Show Residency Proposals

10/02/2015

Project proposals are invited from practitioners/artists/designers/makers to actively engage with, reevaluate, or interpret, the School of Art & Design’s undergraduate Degree Show as a critical moment. The residency will extend from Monday 18th May to Friday 5th June 2015, beginning prior to the Degree Show launch (29th May) and will culminate with a presentation during the Arts Festival

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