CURA200 research blog

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CURA 301- Questions


  • My Medium and Process research

Within this module I want to carry on my interest with Artscience using similar imagery as before, however this time I want to focus mainly on the medium of textiles and may look into making a more 3D artwork/collection. To do this I will look into certain techniques and may ask friends of mine within the fashion and textiles to teach me these.

  • Concept: What are my ideas about?

I want to look into finding the beauty within the gruesome especially within science which is commonly known as the “unknown world”. I also want to look into feminism through the use of textiles. To also reflect my new role as an Artist/Curator I want to be thinking about documenting my pieces on a factual level as well as how I display any finished pieces.

  • Relates to context in the widest sense of the word- place, space, time etc.

I find that keeping people aware of our scientific advancements whether it be something as small as cell microscopy is important and keeps our generation up to date, doing this in an artistic way also draws in a wider audience especially those who struggle engaging with a more technological approach. For this I shall look into the movement of Artscience and other Artists who are fascinated in scientific beauty. As well as this, I want to look into artists who look at finding beautiful aspects within something more gruesome which many current artists seem to do. I also want to look into textiles artists and research where we stand with the feminist movement.

  • My creative aspirations and what I intend to do in my next modules.

Eventually I want to be able to create some sort of collection information/finished pieces. I also like the idea of maybe creating something much bigger such as a sculpture in my future module.


Kath Howard – Cura200 (2013)


Within this blog, I will be researching the history of Cura, looking at what the definition of  ‘Curatorial’ means, along with when this form of practice initially began through looking at cultures such as the Babylonians all the way up until modern art. I will then be discussing the documentary ‘The Ways of Seeing’ by John Berger in which he speaks of the ways technology such as photography and the internet has changed our perception of artwork.

Along with my research I will be reviewing some of the exhibitions I have been to or that interest me, discussing what I feel works or doesn’t work well curatorially in the space. Within this blog I have also read a written review of an exhibition and reviewed the written piece on how well I feel it engages the reader and gives the right information which in turn can help myself to write better reviews of the exhibitions I go to. Within the academic year I have also been very lucky to sit into many guest lecturers’ talks such as artists Abigail Reynolds and Cel Crabeels along with curators such as Sarah Chapman curator of the Peninsula Gallery and organizations such as KARST and Bristol Diving School, and within this blog I will also be talking about some of their work.

Over this year I have also taken part in three group projects with my course whereby we have curated two exhibitions called ‘Namaak’ and ‘Boum’ and a ZINE publication. Here I will be discussing the processes we took along with what went well and what caused problems for us.

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By Kath Howard (2013)