Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Out of Kansas - a collaborative exhibition by artists Jodie Dunnill and Helen Shaddock - Preview: 6pm-8pm Tuesday 12th May 2015 - The Lit & Phil, Newcastle

Out of Kansas

Preview: 6pm-8pm Tuesday 12th May 2015
Exhibition continues: 13th – 21st May 2015
Monday – Thursday : 9:30am - 7pm
Friday : 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday : 9:30am – 1pm

The Lit & Phil
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Out of Kansas is a collaborative exhibition by artists Jodie Dunnill and Helen Shaddock, in which they have responded to the architecture and atmosphere of the Main Library in the Lit & Phil. This is the first time that the artists have collaborated with each other, encouraging them to use unfamiliar materials and work on an ambitious scale.

Out of Kansas is a sculptural installation that incorporates the upper and lower levels of the main library. Made from reflective and coloured surfaces, the work acts as a device for the audience to view the space differently, exploring it in new ways from different perspectives.

Both artists recognised that the Lit & Phil is a library with a difference, and time in the library revealed particular aspects that help create this distinctive space. The artists sought to capture the essence of the library in their artistic response, as oppose to change it.

Jodie Dunnill and Helen Shaddock are currently studying at Newcastle University on a Master of Fine Art course.  Dunnill completed her BA degree from Liverpool John Moores in 2014.  Recent exhibitions include 8BA2, St Helens (2014), and Snippet, Newcastle (2015). 

Shaddock graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2008 with a Degree in Fine Art: Environmental Art. Since 2014 Shaddock has been based in Newcastle. Shaddock has been involved in exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is in a number of public and private collections. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition of new work at 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow (2014) and Snippet, a group exhibition at Newcastle University (2015). Forthcoming exhibitions include a group exhibition at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle as part of The Late Shows this May.

Out of Kansas is supported by the Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund through Newcastle University.

Note to editors:
For more information contact: Helen Shaddock, 07845 579706, out.of.kansas.exhibition@gmail.com
To find out more about the Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/nclplus/funding/fund/
Copyright © 2015 Jodie Dunnill & Helen Shaddock, All rights reserved.

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