Event marks the launch of new art displays at BU

Posted on Wednesday, February 13 2013

The Atrium Art Gallery at Bournemouth University opens its new year long exhibition called ‘The Art of Making: Handcrafted & Traditional Skills’.

Art work will be displayed in a number of public areas around Bournemouth University for the whole of 2013, starting with a series of pieces under the heading of ‘Handcrafted 2D Works’.

The exhibition includes art and drawing by Bernard Leach and photography from local photographers Krishula Auckland and Denis Roberts.

During the wellโ€“attended event, guests were treated to their first glimpse of the artwork along with live entertainment.

Photographer Krishula Auckland said at the event, “University is a time when you are exploring different interests, so it is important to see art at university. All culture is important at university as it broadens your horizons.”

Denis Roberts, whose photographs are also on display in the Atrium Art Gallery, agreed with Krishula’s comments stating, “I work a lot with students and artists and I want to share this art with them.”

Denis’ unique photographs include prints of Bournemouth University’s campus, offering an artistic perspective to some of the campus’ most aesthetically pleasing elements.

Julie Herring, Curator at the Atrium Art Gallery, said the opening went well, with more than 150 visitors.

She added: “‘The Art of Making’ highlighted the processes of working and ‘creating work over a period of time’, so the overall displays celebrated the skills and craftsmanship.

“It was really rewarding to see so many people enjoy the artwork and spend time looking and talking with each other about the making.”

The ‘Handcrafted 2D Works’ will be on display from Thursday 14 February until Saturday 6 April 2013 and will be open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm with free admission.