I’m delighted to announce the arrival of a new colleague working on the University of Bradford’s heritage. Amy Charlesworth, who started work this summer, is our new Curator of Arts. She will be responsible not only for display and outreach work but for managing the University’s Permanent Art Collection.
This stunning image comes from Amy’s first exhibition in the University’s Gallery II, Art Forms in Nature. These photogravures by pioneering German photographer Karl Blossfeldt offer unique insights into the shapes and textures of flora and fauna. On show till 1 November 2013.
Amy’s role has much in common with our activities in Special Collections. We are all here to care for and make the most of the University’s heritage and to use it to reach out to new audiences. There are many ways in which we can work together and we have exciting plans for joint exhibitions later this year and in 2014. Watch this space!
Follow Amy on Twitter for the latest on Arts on Campus and lots of other arts news too: @amycharlesworth.
PS The story of the Visual Arts at Bradford is a fascinating and complex story, beyond the scope of this little news piece. More on this soon however.