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Two new exhibitions to open at University’s Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on 25 April 2014

A film installation by Roman Sheppard Dawson and a surrealist sculpture exhibition by Jake Francis will debut at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery.

The former, a large-scale HD film, is the first viewing of Sheppard Dawson’s work and will run from 28 April – 9 May 2014 at the Norman Rea Gallery. Focusing on ‘the rhythmic qualities of the natural world’, the film is made up of footage from Dawson’s recent trips to Tokkoya, Norway, and Kyoto, Japan as part of an artist residency and study programme.

Curated by Lily Grant, a History of Art undergraduate, a panel discussion on the topic of film and its place in the art world will take place on the opening night 28 April, 7 - 9pm. The panel will comprise of academics from the Department of History of Art and Roman Sheppard Dawson, chaired by the Lily Grant.

The second exhibition, Repugnant by Jake Francis, will run from 6 – 16 May 2014 at the Ron Cooke Hub on Heslington East, University of York. Curated by History of Art undergraduates Shea Machiri and Amelie Nordberg Juel, the exhibition focuses on our fascination with the act of repelling through a series of sculptures. A preview evening on 5 May is open to all from 7 – 9pm.

The Norman Rea Gallery is run entirely by students at the University of York. Situated above The Courtyard in Derwent College, the gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year and promotes the work of both student and professional artists. The gallery hosts three exhibitions a term with lectures, seminars and events. 

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