Fiona Curran discusses her art practice and new work for the exhibition 'Static' with artist filmmaker and University of Hertfordshire academic Sam Jury.

Joins us in the Gallery Café to hear from the artist as she shares the inspiration behind her new work, exploring the impact of screen-based technology on our experience of the world.

In this informal event, Fiona Curran talks about her approach to her practice and inspiration behind the works that are being exhibited for the first time. 'Static' includes site-specific works, painted directly onto the walls of the Gallery. At the core of the exhibition is the piece A visible that never stops vanishing (2022), which consists of 52 works created over 52 weeks.

About Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran works with painting, textiles and installation exploring the poetics of landscape space and the impacts of screen technologies on our sensory engagement with the world.

Curran read Philosophy at The University of Manchester before studying at Manchester School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, she teaches at the Royal College of Art in London.

Curran has exhibited widely including exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; Ed.Varie New York; RMIT, Melbourne and The Cable Factory, Helsinki. Fiona recently completed a permanent public art commission with the Contemporary Art Society for Turing Locke in Eddington, Cambridge, and has worked on site-specific projects for The National Trust, The Forestry Commission and Vital Arts. Her exhibition The Slack Shallows at 5 Howick Place, London runs concurrently with her exhibition at UH Arts + Culture.

About Sam Jury

Sam Jury is an artist filmmaker and academic at School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire where she co-leads the Art-Sci Lab. Her practice explores the psychological impact of film-based imagery and how its ubiquity shapes our understanding of society and self.


This is a FREE event. Booking is encouraged, but not essential. Refreshments available.

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