Annie Cattrell Public Lecture

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Glaswegian artist Annie Cattrell will talk about her mesmerising new public art piece installed in the Forum of the John Henry Brookes Building on the Headington Campus.

Resounding is a sculpture made up of over 300 coloured cast resin droplets suspended from the ceiling by 425 cables. Annie will provide a unique insight in to how the piece evolved and how it sits in relation to her wider practice.

Annie Catrell’s artistic practice has often been informed by working with specialists in a wide range of other disciplines including neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, psychiatry and the history of science. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled her to learn about and engage with cutting edge research in these fields. She is particularly interested in the parallels and connections that can be drawn between art and science.

Annie has often worked as an artist in residence in scientific institutions – for example at The Royal Institution of Great Britain and The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. She has also created a number of site specific commissions including new work for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Lewisham Hospital, and the award winning Bio-chemistry Department at the University of Oxford.

Annie Cattrell was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and at the Royal College of Art. She has lectured in many art colleges in the UK and has been a tutor at the Royal College of Art since 2000. She has exhibited her work widely, both nationally and internationally, and her work is in many public and private collections.