New exhibitions at Keele University Art Gallery


Posted on 28 September 2012

Two new exhibitions will open at the Art Gallery in the Chancellor's
Building at Keele University on Wednesday, 3 October and run until 1
November.

Celebrating the Past – 50 years of
Collecting

The existence of the University’s Art Collection is due to the very
generous donation of works of many leading British artists from the
1960s, by local MP, Dr Sir Barnett Stross. During the following five
decades the collection has been added to, with occasional gifts and
purchases.

Although many works in the collection are on display in public rooms and
offices around the campus, there is no facility for permanent
display. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to showcase some of
the fi ne works that are in the care of the university for posterity.

Artists represented in the exhibition include Jacob Kramer, Rowley
Smart, Duncan Grant and Edward Ardizzone.

Virtual Worlds

As part of the Creative Computing degree programme at Keele, second year
students undertake a 3D digital modelling assessment for
which they create photo-realistic animations of inspiring architectural
sources.

The exhibition displays still images from the animations together with
videos and projections. Students will be on hand during the course of the
exhibition to demonstrate how the work was created, and to provide
hands-on opportunities for anyone wishing to delve further into this
exciting new expressive medium.