Domain field project, Antony Gormley

Hipkin, Ashley and Hobday, Dorian (2003) Domain field project, Antony Gormley. [Show/Exhibition]

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This output introduces Hipkin, an early-career researcher committed to the expansion of ‘professional development’ modules in art schools. His recent participation in CARcentre research (see Dorsett Output 4) arose through his experience of project management and the creative contribution made by artists working as assistants to major practitioners such as Antony Gormley. Hipkin was selected by Gormley to manage Domain Field from over one hundred applicants. With co-manager Dorian Hobday, he worked on the logistical problems of casting two hundred and eighty volunteers, producing moulds and fabricating the sculptures. This involved directing a team of forty-five technicians. He was also responsible for quality control. Domain Field established Hipkin’s current research theme. Ambitious forms of sculptural production are usually collaborative and the pedagogic and vocational aspects of studio-based knowledge are an under-researched field (see Rose Aiden’s outline of Henry Moore’s assistants in ‘Brush with Fame’, The Observer, Oct 12 2003). Hipkin’s practice-led research concerns the combination of creative, practical and managerial skills that enabled him to initiate and embed new metaphorical associations within Gormley’s use of steel components leading to recent works such as ‘Space Station’, a major piece in the ‘Blind Light’ exhibition (Hayward Gallery, London, May-August 2007). As a Northumbria graduate with experience of studying on our master’s level Studio Practice module, Hipkin is now using his research to add new dimension to the teaching of professional development routes. This output led directly to the researcher managing three other Gormley exhibitions: White Cube Gallery, London (April–May 2004); Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (May–June 2005); Anna Schwarz Gallery, Melbourne (December 2007).

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Number of pieces: 280 pieces. Media of output: exhibition catalogue, photographic images, exhibition reviews.
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2008 09:43
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:11

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