Sculpture as Fieldwork

  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • Saturday, 6 July 2019
  • Conference in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery, 11am - 5:30pm
  • Fully booked

This conference considers multi-perspectival approaches to ‘fieldwork’ as an avenue of enquiry for thinking about sculptural practice. From earths and underworlds, remote landscapes, extreme locations and even invisible particles as the resource for artistic investigations, new insights will be gathered in response to the self-generating spaces of sculptural immersion and engagement with the properties and atmospheres of material environments.


This event is now fully booked. For more information or to be added to the waiting list, please contact Adam Burntown, Research Programme Assistant.

Saturday 6 July 2019, 11am - 5:30pm

Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery

From 10:15Registration
10:45Welcome and introductions
 Earth and Underworlds: Self-generating Environments
11:00Dr Holly Corfield Carr (Writer/researcher, University of Cambridge)
11:30Professor Emily Puthoff (Associate Professor of Art and artist, State University of New York, New Paltz)
12:00Discussion chaired by Laurence Sillars (Head of the Henry Moore Institute)
12:30 - 1:30Lunch (provided)
 Particles (Invisible Fields)
1:30Monica Bello (Curator and Head of Arts at CERN, Geneva)
2:00Dr Ele Carpenter (Reader in Curating, Goldsmiths, University of London)
2:30Discussion chaired by Dr Rowan Bailey (University of Huddersfield)
3:00 - 3:30Tea and coffee break
 Antarctic Turns
3:30Marion Coutts (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and artist, Goldsmiths, University of London)
4:00Chris Dobrowolski (Independent artist)

Discussion chaired by Dr Brigitte Jurack (Manchester Metropolitan University)

5:30Concluding observations
6:00 - 7:30Drinks Reception at the Henry Moore Institute

This conference is co-organised and convened by the Henry Moore Institute, University of Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Venue details

Venue address

Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
T: 0113 247 8256
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Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm

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