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The Chris Younger Photography Exhibition 'Ambiguity and Uncertainty in the Deerness Valley' starts 19th April - 29th September, images will be on display throughout Ushaw.
Ushaw is now proud to house several exhibitions. From art, to photography, to a celebration of those alumni of the college who gave their lives in the First World War, Ushaw has something for everyone's taste. Much of our exhibitions are short-term, so visit early to avoid disappointment!
For more information, visit our page.
Tomoaki Suzuki (July 5 to September 15 – preview night July 4) Following on from the success of Chuck Close tapestries shown in St Cuthbert’s Chapel during summer 2017, we will be installing another contemporary art exhibition featuring figurative work – populating the spaces of Ushaw with adverse group of figures.In a modern twist on the tradition of Japanese woodcarving, Tomoaki Suzuki sculpts small wooden and bronze portraits of human subjects, each some 20 inches high or so, with a remarkable sense of psychological presence. A London resident, Suzuki finds subjects in his Hackney neighborhood; he works with his models in front of him, sketching and photographing them in detail before embarking on the two-to-three-month process of carving, sculpting, and painting each figure in acrylics. The sculptures typically depict diverse urban youths in natural postures, their personal dress styles expressive of their identities.There will be eight wooden sculptures displayed in the William Allen Gallery, four relief portrait panels in the foyer area in front of the gallery and five bronze sculptures in the quadrangle.The separation of the figures and the sense of isolation between them is an essential element of the artist’s intentions and encourages viewers to think about loneliness and solitude. “We are born alone. We die alone. So I install my sculptures as isolated individuals”.
As each new exhibition is displayed in Ushaw, we sadly have to say goodbye to our current selection. From examinations of the lives of well known alumni of the College, to art and the life of those who studied in our old buildings, here you will find a comprehensive list of our previous exhibitions. For more information, visit our page.