Material Matters foyer: Pigment

The Materials Foyer is a carefully-curated reference library in the heart of the Art School where students can learn more about what materials mean to conservators, carvers and artists. Its purpose is to draw attention to materials, create dialogue and acknowledge the breadth of processes used across our Historic Carving, Conservation and Fine Art departments. […]

Pigment garden

The garden area at the back of the Art School has naturally evolved over many years. In summer 2017 it was re-landscaped as part of Phase 2 of our Masterplan, a building and refurbishment scheme to develop and upgrade the Art School. The landscaping work set out to uphold the special atmosphere that the courtyard […]

In conversation with Gerry Alabone, David MacDiarmid and Dick Onians

To start our thinking about wood we invited three of the Art School’s expert practitioners – Gerry Alabone, David MacDiarmid and Dick Onians – to engage in a conversation facilitated by Principal Tamiko O’Brien. The following is an edited transcript of their discussion. DAVID MACDIARMID : The wooden object that I brought in is something that I made for an exhibition […]

Material Matters foyer: Wood

The Materials Foyer is a carefully-curated reference library in the heart of the Art School where students can learn more about what materials mean to conservators, carvers and artists. Its purpose is to draw attention to materials, create dialogue and acknowledge the breadth of processes used across our Historic Carving, Conservation and Fine Art departments. […]