Introducing an Artist in the Archive project

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An Artist in the Archive
 is a new collaboration by Archive Services with artist, Kelly Rae Burns. We hope that the project will help Archive Services gain a different perspective of what our archive collection holds and a way to connect with a creative mind and re-imagine the archive. Within this collaboration Kelly will be creating artwork in response to what she finds in the University records. One of her aims is to show archival items as aesthetically pleasing objects and not just places where information is housed.  She is finding that how the information is presented shows multi-faceted beauty.

architectural plans for Gilmorehill

Kelly is an artist from the United States who uses research to create artwork relating to Ritual and Identity. The project will focus on our collections which reflect student life at the University and will cover the period of time from the move of the University to Gilmorehill in 1870 to the end of the First World War. Kelly will create a series of that will be exhibited at the end of the project. We’ll be posting about her progress with the project, the process and items which she finds within our archive through our blog and twitter feed.

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