21-03-2017

Wetland liminal spaces of the Mersey and the Hunter

Wetland liminal spaces of the Mersey and the Hunter

Thurs 6th April 2017 6–8pm
Mitchell and Kenyon Lecture Theatre, Foster Building, Kendal Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE
Free: Click here to book tickets

In Certain Places presents an evening with artist Tracy Hill in conversation with In Certain Places curator Professor Charles Quick.

The evening will focus on Hill’s work over the last two years with different wetland sites – along the Mersey River in the UK and the Hunter River in Australia. Hill’s process of collecting data using digital mapping technology and presenting this as installations and hand-drawn imagery revealed interesting similarities between the two sites, allowing the viewer to experience these places in a unique way.

In particular, the conversation will explore Hill’s use of digital mapping technology within printmaking and the role of her work in the place where our digital and physical worlds overlap. It will also consider the importance of the liminal spaces she chooses to work with, which sit on the edge of urban conurbations, linking and connecting communities, marking borders and defining modern transport links.

About the speakers

Tracy Hill is a Research Associate of Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, UCLan and visual artist whose practice investigates and reconsiders the relationship between digital technology and the aesthetic of the hand created mark in response to a sense of place. Through a cross-disciplinary approach Hill’s work challenges perceptions of traditional skills within contemporary practice. Hill’s work is exhibited both nationally and internationally with paper works held in several collections.

Click here to read about Tracy’s wetlands projects

Click here to visit Tracy’s website

Charles Quick, Professor of Public Art Practice at the University of Central Lancashire, has nearly 40 years’ experience of working as an artist/researcher and curator in the public realm. He has contributed permanent and temporary projects for cities across the United Kingdom. In 2003 he co-founded the curatorial project In Certain Places, which has since worked with regional, national and international artists to develop works for the city of Preston, which have revealed, critiqued and provoked new understandings of a place and its peoples. Quick was co-editor and contributor to ‘Subplots to a City’ a publication which marked the first ten years of In Certain Places’ work in Preston.