The Roadkill Family Album, is an ongoing series of works shown here for the first time in a public location. Taking the form of an alternative family album using his friends and family the series highlights the constructed nature of images in Nigel’s photographs. Each piece silently questions the role of the human within nature, paring it with self destructive nature displayed within pockets society.
A graduate and staff member in the art and design department, Ben Hodson has won a number of awards for his company. ATP Media, based out of the Hat Factory in Luton has recently been awarded at both a local and national level. The creative business has just received a Future 100 award and one of the directors, Ben Hodson won Community Businessperson of the year in the Luton’s Best of Awards ceremony at Luton Hoo last week.
Rebecca Meanley, a Visual Art Practice lecturer, will show abstract paintings in her exhibition, ‘Drawn In’ which explores the relationship between the artist and the canvas.
Staff member Ben Hodson is taking part in an arts council funded exhibition called “The Re Show”. The Re… Show is a group show of 12 artists. The venue for the show is the ‘Street Dreams’ workshop in High Wycombe. Street Dreams is a charity that equips young people with life skills and provides them with personal development opportunities.
Sława Harasymowicz, a London based artist and lecturer in the Division of Arts and Design will be opening Dispatches, on Tuesday, 1 November in London.
Sława said: “The show is called Dispatches because it relates to the idea of ‘dispatching’ memory, and information, whether authentic, or ‘assumed’. It is a narrative which offers no explanation. I think it is an interesting opportunity to show art in the middle of a major political institution’s building.”
Friends and family enter Nigel Grimmer’s photographic work through his continual reworking of the family album format. Disrupting our expectations of “traditional” family portraiture Grimmer obscures the identities of his models, protecting them from the viewer’s gaze; his family are pictured turning their backs to the camera, or masking themselves with a variety of disguises and props.
Staff member Ben Hodson and Luton based photographer Ian Rowlands have brought together an emotive exhibition at The Hat Factory throughout July 2011. This exhibition is part of an ongoing project in which they seek to challenge some of the stereo typical images we see coming out of Iraq. The artists present the nation’s history, with its savagery against humanity, but they also aim to look to the future with hope.
Ben Hodson is a staff member for the Art & Design department at the University of Bedfordshire. Specifically for a current show in the UCMK Gallery, UK Ben has created a one off large (6.5m x 3.5m) photo-montage out of 3,000+ photos from the inside of one of the cells from Amna Suraka. Amna Suraka [...]
Iraq: Amna Suraka – Exhibition by staff member Ben Hodson Luton based artist and photographer Ben Hodson has brought together an emotive show at the UCMK Gallery in Milton Keynes throughout March 2011. The University of Bedfordshire student is exhibiting Iraq: Amna Suraka, which is a collection of work he created whilst on a recent [...]
Ben Hodson, the technician demonstrator for Art & Design, is exhibiting a recent collection of work titled: “Light in the darkness”. The series is a smaller selection from a recent solo exhibition and is currently hanging in the corridor space by the media hub in the Luton Park Square campus. “Light in the darkness.” This [...]