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Ways of Seeing – Conference Response

Today’s guest post is by Damian Smith of RMIT University in Melbourne. He summarises and responds to  the fascinating series of papers at our ‘Ways of Seeing‘ conference. It was linked to our contemporary art exhibition Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin. The 2015 Ways of Seeing Conference, held on…

#DisabiltyStories – Unseen: The Lives of Looking

Today is #DisabilityStories on Twitter, an international event where we can celebrate the work being done to ensure museums are accessible to all audiences. Later this month we’re holding a special British Sign Language interpreted tour of our contemporary art exhibition. We spoke to our curator about the processes behind this and any extra…

Remembering the North – Arctic Tea and Printmaking

We’re currently changing our RE·THINK space before we start looking at Migration from tomorrow (5 June). Before the new space opens, we caught up with Artist Tamsin Relly. She talks to us about her successful residency for RE·THINK: Environment and reflects on the imapct that discussing her own Artic voyage had on our visitors.  Following an…

Dryden Goodwin and John Berger: Lives of Looking

Today’s guest blog is by writer Tom Overton. He explores the links between Dryden Goodwin’s Unseen: Lives of Looking and the work of John Berger. Dryden Goodwin’s Unseen: The Lives of Looking is a filmed series of three portraits, connected by the idea of drawing as a repetitive act that…

A look at ‘Unseen: The lives of looking’ by Dryden Goodwin

Nicolas has been doing work experience with our Education team. In this post he discusses Dryden Goodwin’s feature length film on display in our Unseen: Lives of Looking exhibition. As its predecessors such as Patricio Guzman (The battle of Chile) and Gary Tarn (Black Sun), Unseen is not only an experimental…