Database Trial – Victorian Popular Culture

Take a trip back in time to the smoky world of music halls and circus tents with our latest database trial courtesy of Adam Matthew Digital.

Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures…

To begin searching go to www.victorianpopularculture.amdigital.co.uk

Access is via IP address and the trial runs to 15th December 2017. Please note that PDF download options are not available during this  trial.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn – s.c.corn@lboro.ac.uk  – with your comments.

Postgraduate Arts Degree Show 2017

This week sees the launch of the Postgraduate Arts Degree Show down at the School of the Arts, English and Drama.

The Loughborough University Postgraduate Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.

The pieces are inspired and influenced by a diverse range of sources and cultures, and encourage visitors to question everyday concepts while appreciating the technical skill of the exhibitors.

Notable works include those by Jacqui Gallon, who explores absence and presence in relation to loss, mourning and the clothing left behind after death and Yia-Loren Gomez, whose research focuses on theories of light and its effect on people’s mood.

Meanwhile, Mengfan Yu takes the confusion and uneasiness of life in the city as a theme in order to investigate the relationships between people, the environment and the architecture.

The show will be open 10am-5pm on 21-23 September in the Fine Art Gallery, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University. Please access the gallery via the Edward Barnsley Building on Epinal Way, and follow the signs to the show.

Loughborough Town Hall Summer Open Exhibition

Loughborough Town Hall has just begun its annual Open Exhibition in its Sock Gallery Exhibition space this week.

The Open Exhibition offers the opportunity for local artists both professional and amateur to apply and exhibit two-dimensional work ranging from paintings, photographs, drawings, original prints and mixed media work in a professional gallery.

The exhibition is running from the 5th August to 9th September. The Sock Gallery is free to enter and is open Monday – Saturday from 9am – 5.00pm and when the venue is open for shows.

For & Against: Campus Art Exhibition

Loughborough University Arts is hosting a free exhibition in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space this summer.

For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet is a collaborative project between Radar and Loughborough University academics Dr Gillian Whiteley and Dr Jane Tormey, RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa).

This engaging programme responds to research into the political pamphlet and the relevance of the pamphlet for contemporary art practice. It has comprised a series of public workshops, a symposium, a Charnwood Museum exhibition and Pamphlet Day, a day-long public event in the town centre. Jane Tormey and Gillian Whiteley are working on a forthcoming edited book, ‘Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer’, to be published in the RaRa series by Bloomsbury.

This exhibition shares elements of this project, including new pamphlets by artists Patrick Goddard, Ferenc Gróf and Rory Pilgrim, commissioned by Radar; a selection of historical pamphlets from the Art of the Pamphlet exhibition; documentation of a series of pamphlet workshops led by artists Freee, Ruth Beale, Ciara Phillips and Little Riot Press and artworks inspired by For & Against workshops led by artists Chiara Dellerba and Sarah Green, and writer Alison Mott.

The exhibition runs until 1st September.

Loughborough Design School Degree Show 2017

The Loughborough Design School will be holding its annual Degree Show this weekend in the School’s exhibition space.

The event is an opportunity to see at close hand the final year project work from the School’s students graduating this summer. A sneak preview can be had at the School’s website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/design-school/study/undergraduate/degree-show/

The show starts on Friday 16th June and runs until Monday 19th June and is open 10am – 4pm daily. Entrance is free.

Database Trial – Art & Architecture Complete

Our latest database trial should appeal to artists, architects and building designers.

Art & Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

To begin searching go to http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&user=s4589342&password=trial&group=main&profile=ehost&defaultdb=vth

Access is via IP address and the trial runs to 30th June 2017.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn s.c.corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments.

Loughborough Arts Degree Show 2017

Loughborough University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama will be hosting its annual final year degree show this month in the School’s Edward Barnsley Building.

The display showcases the work of the School’s final-year Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Illustration, and Textiles students, and includes an exhibition by Foundation Art and Design students.

Staff, students and members of the public are all welcome and for anyone thinking of applying to Loughborough, it is an excellent opportunity to see the work our students produce.

The show begins with on June 9th and is open daily until 18th June, 10am – 5pm.

Details of the exhibits will be displayed online at this address: www.lboro.ac.uk/artsdegreeshow .

Database Trial – DETAIL Inspiration

Our second database trial for June is also likely to interest architects and building designers.

DETAIL Inspiration is an image and reference database that uses precise, relevant visual inspirations to support architects in their search for construction solutions. With more than 3,300 projects from the last 32 years, DETAIL inspiration is a highly valuable source of research and inspiration for architects, giving access to reference photographs, sketches, technical product information, within a clearly structured search and filter system.

All project descriptions are available for download. The database design is optimized for smart phone, tablet and desktop.

To begin searching go to www.detail-online.com/inspiration – access is via IP address and the trial runs to 24th June 2017.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn s.c.corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments.

Database Trial – Birkhäuser Building Types Online

Architects, artists and building engineers may find our latest database trial of great interest to them.

The database Building Types Online draws on the expertise and the high international standing of Birkhäuser and comprises the knowledge and content of selected Birkhäuser manuals in typological order. The approx. 850 case studies are documented with texts by authors who are experts in their fields and with approx. 5000 architectural drawings of high quality as well as 2000 photographs of the buildings.

Using a systematic and analytical search and browse structure that allows all kinds of combinations, the database provides solutions for numerous design tasks in study and practice. This tool will facilitate research on building typology and architectural design assignments.

Thematic articles provide background information on individual building types or explain specific aspects such as lighting, acoustics, urban considerations, access types or planning processes. The users, be they in academia, architectural practice or students, will be offered a comprehensive online resource on building types based on seminal buildings of the past 30 years. Housing as one of the most frequent design tasks forms a large focus of the database.

To begin searching go to www.degruyter.com/db/bdt – access is via IP address and the trial runs to 31st July 2017.

A user guide is available at: https://www.degruyter.com/staticfiles/pdfs/User_Guide_Building_Types_Online_EN.pdf

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn s.c.corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments.

On the Radar – Curating National Narratives

As part of the Politicized Practice Research Group Seminar Series, the School of the Arts, English & Drama will be staging Curating National Narratives in the new Radar ArtSpace next Wednesday 10th May.

This joint talk by Sofia Mali and Marina Maximova will explore the different ways that national narratives are reproduced and communicated through exhibitions. It will examine the curatorial processes taking place in different settings: European national museums and the Venice Biennale.

The event takes place between 12-2pm on Wednesday 10th May in the Radar ArtSpace in the Edward Barnsleu Building. Admission is free, but booking is required – to do so, email your interest to aed.research@lboro.ac.uk.