Meeting Place – Professor Christine Borland (Inaugural Lecture, Northumbria University, 5 February 2013)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 6:30pm
Business and Law Building on City Campus East
Professor Christine Borland’s lecture is entitled “Meeting Place”

BxNU is a collaboration between Northumbria University and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This ground breaking partnership has created a global learning environment that unites academic research excellence and cutting edge contemporary art practice. The work of this initiative was recently acknowledged at the Times Higher Education Awards, collecting the prestigious Excellence and Innovation in the Arts award.

The BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art and Baltic 39, a new cultural hub for artists located on High Bridge Street, Newcastle, provides a valuable environment for fine art students and artists. The public gallery offers unique opportunities for collective working, innovation and creative development, allowing students to benefit from working closely with international artists.

Professor Borland is a renowned artist who was been nominated for the Turner Prize. Her practice explores art, ethics, medical humanities and bio-politics. She has worked with the Medical Research Council’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, the Medical School at Glasgow University and the Peninsula Medical School in Cornwall.

Professor Borland will examine how artists develop relationships in science, the environment, health and medicine. She will explore the evolution of these creative relationships and identify potential challenges.

An international artist, her work has been exhibited in museums and large-scale exhibitions around the globe including the Centre for Contemporary Art of South Australia, Kunstverein Munich, Germany, the Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, and Institute for Contemporary Art in London.

Her most recent project ‘Circles of Focus’ explores the dynamic of the anatomy dissection theatre and the potential for performance and role-play in this context. Using this interdisciplinary art practice as the primary example, she will explore the special ‘Meeting Place’ created when art comes together with other disciplines.

If you would like to book a space, please email us or contact Nikki Simmons on 0191 227 3025.

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