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Contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department

NEWCASTLE, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson have been appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department. Wonderful acknowledgement Twins Jane and Louise have a national and international reputation, forged over the past two decades as … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Claude Monet and Henri Matisse paintings on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Beautiful landscape paintings by two of the most important artists of the last 150 years are being welcomed into the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer. A stunning early oil painting by … Read the full press release

50 meters long cotton scroll paintings with Buddha’s story on display at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than 2,000 years, it has been the source of Asian literature and art: the story of Prince Vessantara, who renounced everything to become the Buddha. Cotton scroll paintings containing this story, up to 50 … Read the full press release

Swedish author and artist Jonas Gardell is this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize)

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish author, playwright, comedian and artist Jonas Gardell was named as this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize). Gardell has worked on behalf of the disenfranchised for many years and been recognized … Read the full press release

The Gaps Between art installation to celebrate Oxford’s alternative and often hidden stories

OXFORD, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Framed images will appear in public spaces in Oxford tomorrow (14 June), as part of an art installation called ‘The Gaps Between’ which has been set up by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Teams Up With Australia-based Artists for Innovative Art Installation in Sydney

ST’s Time-of-Flight proximity sensors and microcontrollers enable innovative gesture control in interactive artistic experience Australia’s major winter event, Vivid Sydney is acknowledged to be the world’s largest event combining light, music, and ideas SYDNEY, Australia, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Student Acapella Group To Perform At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

EXERTER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival. Illuminations will showcase their energetic and eclectic set, A Pitch Piper’s Guide to the Melody, … Read the full press release

Professors Claudius Stein and Hans-Georg Hermann researched the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität’s symbols of independence

LMU’s history goes back over 500 years, and its list of official insignia is long. It includes the Rector’s gold chain of office, matriculation registers and even scepters. Most of these testify to the University’s independent legal status. München, 09-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

Tributes paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died at the age of 64

Tributes have been paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died of cancer at the age of 64. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1952, Dunmore studied English at the University of … Read the full press release

WW1: Choral performance involving professional singers and local performers at Newhaven Fort, East Sussex on 9-11 June

BRIGHTON, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A choral performance that explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War is being performed at Newhaven Fort in East Sussex on 9-11 June. Composer and artist Verity Standen worked with English Heritage … Read the full press release

Women and Celebrity Culture discussion at Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

DUNDEE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the role women have played in the creation of celebrity culture. Dr Ana Salzberg from the University of Dundee will be discussing the evolution of … Read the full press release

Award-winning author David Mitchell to attend one-day international conference on his works at University of St Andrews

Fife, Scotland, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Award-winning author David Mitchell will visit the University of St Andrews on Saturday 3 June 2017 for a one-day international conference on his works. The conference, to be held in the School of English, brings … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: Workshop to debate the ways in which readers, publishers, archivists, and curators engage with the computer screen

Leicestershire, UK, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday 31 May, Loughborough’s School of Arts, English and Drama will host an event examining the significance of the screen in relation to arts and literature. Organised by the DH@Lboro research group, the … Read the full press release

Iconic pop art prints on display at the University of Kent during May and June

KENT, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Iconic pop art prints from the 1960s and 1970s – including those from Peter Blake and Eduardo Paolozzi – will be on display at the University of Kent during May and June. Other artists featured … Read the full press release

Several music school orchestras will perform on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum on 20 May 2017

With “hp culture and orchestral sounds” as the motto, on 20 May 2017 orchestras from Baden-Württemberg and Slovenia will be the guests on the open-air stage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The programme is part of the 2017 Regional Music School Day … Read the full press release

Ancient sculptures on display at Freie Universität Berlin, May 12 through July 2, 2017

Exhibition Opening of Ancient Cast Collection at Freie Universität Berlin on May 11, 2017 BERLIN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An exhibition of sculptures in an architectural context will open on May 11, 2017, in the Cast Collection of Ancient Sculptures. Using … Read the full press release

Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo exhibition on display in Cambridge

Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo – have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library. CAMBRIDGE, 27-Apr-2017 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom’s Art Collection Telekom at the 51st Art Cologne fair

Art Collection Telekom presents works by Braco Dimitrijević and Sanja Iveković Deutsche Telekom confers Art Cologne Award for New Positions App gives everyone access to Deutsche Telekom’s art collection BONN, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom presents works from its own … Read the full press release

New Exhibition Reveals The Secrets of Powderham Castle

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon, Charlie Courtenay – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed … Read the full press release

TedxExeter’s Sixth Annual Ideas Festival Sponsored by University of Exeter

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter. TEDx is the independently-organised local arm of TED, … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Partners With Also Festival To Bring Festival for the Mind in Warwickshire

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has partnered with Also Festival to help bring to life the biggest and boldest ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy with immersive talks and experiences lake-side, in a leafy Warwickshire setting. … Read the full press release

STRABAG to build art storage facility as part of the Liget Budapest Project

Part of Liget Budapest Project Five buildings with total space of 37,000 m² Contract value: approx. € 39 million BUDAPEST, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European construction group STRABAG has been awarded the contract to build an art storage facility … Read the full press release

University of Bristol and the Bristol Naturalists’ Society to offer programme of Biodiversity Events

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The rich horticultural history and biodiversity of some of Bristol’s most beautiful gardens will be revealed to the public through a series of guided tours and events, starting next month. The University of Bristol is inviting … Read the full press release

Rubbish Takes Centre Stage in Art Installation

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new art installation on Newcastle University’s campus takes rubbish and puts it centre stage. Academic waste Helena Lacey has gathered the things thrown away at the University and has turned them into the artwork … Read the full press release

University of Leeds hosts 25th Eye on Asia competition, 13 to 23 March

LEEDS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A lens-eye view of Asia is presented at an exhibition of photography launched today at the University of Leeds. Now in its 25th year, the Eye on Asia competition runs in Parkinson Court from Monday … Read the full press release

Vintage Find: Retro Dundee Footage Surfaces

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

University of Warwick selects Royal Institute of British Architects competition winner Feilden Clegg Bradley to design its new Faculty of Arts

COVENTRY, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a design competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the University of Warwick has selected Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) to design a new multi-million pound purpose-built building for the Faculty of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick and British Sugarcraft Guild restore historic replica of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake

Pioneering technology at WMG, University of Warwick brings Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life Replica of 1947 cake by designer Peek Frean restored to original grandeur thanks to 3D scanning technology Historic replica almost destroyed in 2015 by … Read the full press release

University of Sussex to present ‘The Public Life of the Private Diary’ seminar on February 22

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The public’s fascination with diaries and their writers will come under the microscope at the University of Sussex during the latest in the School of English’s colloquium series. On 22 February at 5:00pm, ‘The Public Life … Read the full press release