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Alex Hartley - A Gentle Collapsing, 2016

Timber, render, bricks, steel, paint. Photo Thierry Bal.

Alex Hartley - A Gentle Collapsing, 2016

Timber, render, bricks, steel, paint. Photo Thierry Bal.

Alex Hartley - Artist's Talk with Meadow Arts & HCA

Tuesday 11 June 17:30

Hereford College of Arts

Free tickets: book here

Contemporary artist Alex Hartley visits Hereford College of Arts to talk about his fascinating artistic practice and the importance of 'place', in a Meadow Arts event.

Alex Hartley is a UK based artist whose work aims to destabilise our ideas of iconic architecture and nature. He has created ambitious works of land-art, intended to test our notions of utopia, the individual, and the critical relationship we have with the environment, questioning how we occupy the world's wild places. In this talk at the HCA Festival of Arts (part of their Summer Show 2019), Hartley will discuss his artworks, his ideas and talk about how the concept of ‘place’ affects his practice.

Alex Hartley’s artistic practice is wide-ranging, comprising wall-based sculptural photographic compositions, filmmaking, climbing, artist publications, room-sized architectural installations, participatory site-specific works, and it often involves him travelling to remote places (including an uninhabited island in the High Arctic) to instigate new work. For upcoming Meadow Arts exhibition, In Ruins at Witley Court (English Heritage), Hartley is making new sculptures that appear to be ruined buildings, complete with plants and moss growing upon their ‘dilapidated’ surfaces.

In previous work, the artist has undertaken a residency with the National Trust for Scotland (2013) and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2017); Contemporary Arts Centre, Ohio, US (2014); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2013); Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2012) and the Fundación Canal, Madrid (2008).

Free tickets: book here

https://alexhartley.net/

Hartley is represented by the Victoria Miro Gallery, UK

Image shows: Alex Hartley, A Gentle Collapsing, 2018 - photo Thierry Bal

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