Heather & Ivan Morison - The Long Afternoon of Earth

Papercrete and trees. Meadow Arts commission 2017-18 with the Hive and the University of Worcester. Photo Stefan Handy.

Heather & Ivan Morison - The Long Afternoon of Earth

Papercrete and trees. Meadow Arts commission 2017-18 with the Hive and the University of Worcester. Photo Stefan Handy.

Heather & Ivan Morison - The Long Afternoon of Earth

Papercrete and trees. Meadow Arts commission 2017-18 with the Hive and the University of Worcester. Photo by the artists.

Heather & Ivan Morison - The Long Afternoon of Earth

Papercrete and trees. Meadow Arts commission 2017-18 with the Hive and the University of Worcester. Photo by the artists.

Heather Morison Talk: Working Outside the Gallery Space

Artist’s talk

Tuesday 24th April 5-7pm

The Hive, Worcester

Taking a copy of Su Braden’s 1978 book, Artist’s and People, as a starting point (read often while on residency at The Hive during the past year), Heather Peak Morison from Studio Morison will talk about her experience of working outside the gallery and look back at the history of artists in communities, artists in new towns, artists in schools and artists in civic spaces. Both practical and philosophical, she will explore the conditions, the challenges and the attraction of working in the public realm. Open to the public and especially relevant to artists, curators, architects and potential commissioners, this talk and discussion will take place in The Hive and will conclude with a tour of the work, The Long Afternoon of Earth, created after spending time working with the library and the University of Worcester.

Book a free ticket here

 

The Long Afternoon of Earth

Heather and Ivan Morison have been artists in residence at The Hive and the University of Worcester throughout 2017. They have created a series of sculptural works that respond to the consumption of knowledge and the wealth of information held in The Hive.

The Hive was the first library in Europe to house both a university book collection and a public lending library, and the artists have been using this fascinating intersection between academia and civic life to develop this new work for 2018. They have met the staff, students, users and groups that frequent this vibrant and busy library and looked at what the people of Worcester read. They have opened their process up to the Fine Art students of the University of Worcester, who followed and participated in this live project, gaining a unique experience and insight into how an artist works.

Read more about the project

Venues

The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD
01905 822866
hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk
http://www.thehiveworcester.org/