Students Staff

25 February 2011

UECLAA art inspires work for touring show

Colchester Campus

Glass work by Karen Murphy

Glass artist Karen Murphy has used paintings and prints from the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) to inspire a new art work as part of a touring exhibition Beyond the Frame funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

UECLAA was invited to be part of the exhibition by Essex County Council's Museum Development Officer Ashleigh Jayes. As part of the project, five artists worked with five Essex museums to identify works in their collection to use as inspiration.

Karen, who has a studio at Parndon Mill in Harlow, was drawn to the work of Uruguayan artist Maria Freire and based her glass work piece around Freire's abstract work Capricornio II.

Sarah Demelo, from UECLAA, who supported Karen's investigation of the collection at the University, said: “I think what she has done is fantastic. It is amazing to see how she has turned a two-dimensional picture into a three-dimensional object and to see how the light works on it.”

Beyond the Frame is at Epping Forest District Museum until March 27 and then at the Warner Textile Archive in Braintree from April 4 to June 26.

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