This display is the second phase of the Sainsbury Centre’s Art Lab, an experimental venture in which we are exploring different ways of combining art-works, collections, research projects, learning resources and interactive and practical art-making opportunities.
Each Art Lab project is accompanied by a set of questions which have either framed the overall approach or may inform subsequent responses to it. Questions are the first means of opening up curiosity, pointing to areas where knowledge is required. Often they are unanswerable, indeed, one contributor to our first display commented, ‘there are no answers, only questions'.
On show along the Link Corridor are works from the Sainsbury Centre permanent collections alongside external loans from different artists and partner organisations; a resource and study area; and displays of research projects by colleagues around the University. At the centre is our Education Studio, the hub of practical work with different visiting groups, home of the regular ArtsLab studio programme and for this period, host to academic seminars as the Centre's accommodation is undergoing refurbishment and change.
The project is funded by the EU as part of the Interreg initiative, designed to stimulate cross-border cooperation and explore shared culture and heritage.
This is a collaboration until 2015 with:
- Fabrica art gallery, Brighton
- Municipal Museum for the Ville de Calais
- Communauté d'Agglomération du Calaisis
- FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen,
If you would like to get involved with Changing Landscapes, contact the Sainsbury Centre education team on 01603 593726