Design staff exhibit in Berlin

Deborah Gardner and Dr Andrea Thoma, lecturers in Art and Design are showcasing their work at an exhibition titled "Textures of Place", at the Inselgalarie in Berlin.

The collaboration explores the juxtapositions of visual and textual idioms to reflect on the immediacy and distance of place. Key concerns are material presence where ideas of the local are enriched by imaginary journeys across time and space.

A first version of the collaboration was shown at Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź from 3rd to 26th April 2017 and can be seen here.

Deborah Gardner’s research tests how sculpture practices can generate complexity and interactivity, thereby commenting on physical and societal growth structures and systems. The work is often initiated by studying biological growth patterns or a response to space/place.

Andrea Thoma is an artist and researcher who is concerned with place and nomadic dwelling in a contemporary art context. Her practice is concerned with durational multiplicity and image perception in painting, photography and audio-visual installations.

The exhibition will take place from 11 April until 18 May 2019 and will have a closing event with a public debate on 18 May.