Colour Snap

Despite the exhibition’s title, Colour Snap is not all about colour. Works from artists Rhys Coren, Jacob Dahlgren, Anna Mac, Anna Ray, and Liz West have been brought together with the aim of “exploring the ways in which colour shapes our world”. They have in common vibrant and diverse colour palettes that brighten the gallery … More Colour Snap

Fear Framing

Accompanying the Slow Violence exhibition, visitors to the gallery have been asked to write definitions of climate change onto a post-it note, and to share their definition on the wall. Visitors notes reflect a range of emotional responses to climate change, from anger to skepticism, and perhaps most fittingly, fear. Authors of the post-it notes express fear that climate change will “kill us … More Fear Framing

Upswing: Aerial collaborations

Compassion, bravery, and “difficult choices” were the subject of a recent event in the UH Gallery. The Dr Theo Gilbert and UHArts hosted aerial theatre group Upswing as they explored the “choreography of compassion” through improvised gestures and actions. At the end of the week, having learned from their earlier explorations, the performers responded to … More Upswing: Aerial collaborations

Janette Parris: Hatfield Conversations

Janette Parris’s Hatfield Conversations presents a series of conversations with the people of Hatfield, gathered and rewritten by Parris and voiced by actors for the short animation that is currently playing on a large screen in the Art & Design Gallery. Parris has travelled around Hatfield to speak to its residents about their experiences of … More Janette Parris: Hatfield Conversations

Lyndall Phelps: Museology

In 1880, St. Albans public library held a Conversazione, an exhibition of curiosities that  became the predecessor to St. Albans museum. With the museum now closed for renovation, artist Lyndall Phelps has joined with its conservators to revive some of the original collection at locations around Hertfordshire, as part of a pop-up museum that also features … More Lyndall Phelps: Museology

One Day Artist’s Project: Body/Object/Space

On Wednesday, the Art & Design gallery was filled with oddly shaped, brightly-coloured beasts. These are an interdisciplinary group of visitors and students, transformed into clothed objects with guidance from visiting artist Nigel Grimmer. Participants collaborated with Grimmer for his project, Body/Object/Space, using piles of clothes to become temporary, abstract sculptures. While these “body sculptures” are temporary, Grimmer … More One Day Artist’s Project: Body/Object/Space