University art gallery's first international tour

10 Jul 2013 14:51:12.237

An exhibition organised by The University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre is to tour internationally for the first time.  

Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, which was held at Lakeside’s Djanogly Art Gallery between February and April 2013, will open at the Parrish Art Museum, New York, on 21 July.  The recently opened building was designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the architects behind London’s Tate Modern.   

The exhibition is based on curator Dr Anna Lovatt’s research as a lecturer in the University’s Department of Art History. Lakeside’s show was the American artist’s first UK exhibition since 1977, when her work featured at London's ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts).

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The University’s US tour of the exhibition reflects increasing interest in Stuart’s work on both sides of the Atlantic. She is recognised for her radical approaches to drawing in the 60s and 70s, including monumental drawings made outdoors, and her connections with the Land Art movement.

It is the first time an exhibition from the Djanogly Art Gallery has toured the United States. Lakeside’s Visual Arts Officer Neil Walker said: “This is an extremely exciting development for the Gallery and Lakeside, which is bringing new research at the University to an international audience and contributing to the reappraisal of a significant figure on the American conceptual art scene.”

The exhibition at the Parrish coincides with the publication of the first major monograph on Stuart. The publication is supported by the Djanogly Art Gallery and features essays from Dr Lovatt and other eminent American academics and curators.    


Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature runs at the Parrish Art Museum until 27 October. In 26 January 2014, the exhibition opens at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California and will run until 20 April. 

Image: Ring of Fire  2010 copyright Michelle Stuart  

Notes to editors:  The University of Nottingham has 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It was ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It is also one of the most popular universities among  graduate employers , one of the  world’s greenest universities , and winner of the  Times Higher Education Award  for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 and the World’s Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong and the QS World Rankings.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University aims to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a  Queen’s Anniversary Prize  for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.

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