Naomi Hart: Ice Report
2 November, 2018 to 9 January, 2019 in the Dartington Space Gallery
Naomi Hart studied hot glass and sculpture at the University of Sunderland’s National Glass Centre and continues to explore multidisciplinary art. Her interests lie in journey and human interaction with the world. In 2015 she was expedition artist aboard s/v Ezra, a 44′ wooden sailing boat from Cornwall to East Greenland in the remote High Arctic and in 2017/18 she was Leverhulme artist in residence, working with the ice scientists at the University of Sheffield and on research with them in Svalbard.
Statement: My work looks at human interaction with the environment, especially issues around journeys, elements, water and memory. My practice is multidisciplinary, using drawing, writing, paint, photography, sculpture and installation to investigate the world. I am particularly interested in bridging the divide between art and science.
‘ice report’ was produced during my Leverhulme residency working with the ice scientists in the Geography Department at the University of Sheffield. I have been studying ice, the cryosphere, carbon, the carbon cycle, climate change, the work of scientists, and the multiple layers of history, commerce, art and science in our understanding of the earth and our place in it.
The work is mixed media and has been made using coal dust, glacier water and cryoconite brought back in samples by researchers together with texts from academic papers, historical documents, poems, novels and other writing about the Artic.
Artist Talk: There will be an opportunity to hear Naomi speak about her work and experiences at the First Friday on 2nd November, in the gallery.
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This exhibition is supported by research partner Science Walden