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A SHORT GRAND TOUR - Professor Simon Olding + Jim Hunter

A SHORT GRAND TOUR - Professor Simon Olding + Jim Hunter

From the gallery, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth.

text + work underpin the current exhibition programme at the Arts Institute’s gallery. The aim is to invite critical written commentary on visual imagery in order to encourage a discourse on contemporary practice and a forum for challenging and productive debate. Facing east was formed as part of the Poole Photography Festival in May 2004.

A touring exhibition of works from Jim Hunter’s Venice studies in which his research questioned the capacity of watercolour to articulate and carry meaning within the context of contemporary critical discourse. In large works on paper his engagement with the subject of ‘Venice’ raises questions on pictorial and cultural representation, appropriation and modernism. Simon Olding provided the text for A Short Grand Tour, as part of text + work.

Jim Hunter, Director of the School of Art, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, and Chair of the text+work Gallery group, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1976. He has maintained his practice as a painter and was awarded sabbatical leave by the Institute in 2005. He used this to produce a substantial body of new work, informed by visits to Italy.

Professor Simon Olding has worked extensively within the art and museum sectors since 1979, with roles ranging from specialist curator in the decorative arts to senior management roles, such as Director of Policy and Research for the Heritage Lottery Fund. Currently Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, his research focuses on craft histories, ceramics, and public art. He has written extensively on contemporary crafts, and is a regular contributor to Ceramic Review.

Publication

A SHORT GRAND TOUR – Professor Simon Olding + Jim

ISBN: 978-0-901196-17-0

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A SHORT GRAND TOUR publication contains the full text essay

TOUR TO DATE

text+work, The Gallery

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Poole

5 February 2007 – 9 March 2007

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Guildhall Road, Northampton

June – August 2008

TOUR REQUIREMENTS/CONTENT AND PACK CONTENTS

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Content:

Roughly 15 wall mounted pieces. A degree of selection is possible.

Space Required:

70 Metres

Supporting Material:

Text Panels

Touring Pack

Publications:

A text (essay) is published by text + work to accompany each exhibition in the text + work programme

A SHORT GRAND TOUR

Professor Simon Olding + Jim Hunter

ISBN: 0-901196-17-7

Transport:

Deliver or Collection of exhibition to be arranged by receiving venue.

Insurance:

£20,000 responsibility of receiving venues. Security category C.

Hire Fee:

£550 + VAT A text (essay) is published by text + work to accompany each exhibition in the text + work programme

PACK CONTENTS

Exhibition Description

Programme with available dates and bookings

Terms & Conditions

Booking Form

Essay

A CD of the images of the art work

Hire Fee:

£550 + VAT

A TEXT+WORK TOURING EXHIBITION FROM THE ARTS INSTITUTE AT BOURNEMOUTH

For further information on booking A SHORT GRAND TOUR please contact Violet McClean, Gallery Officer Tel 01202 363351/vmcclean@aib.ac.uk.

Supported by Research Committee, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth.