Collections & Reflections 1997
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich
This exhibition was the culmination of a research project entitled The Transformative and Assimilative Uses of Art Objects hosted by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) at the University of East Anglia and involving five artist fellows who were attached to the Centre for Applied Research in Visual Arts Education during the fellowship.
The research project was designed to focus upon the assimilation of ideas, images and material processes developed by artists working in direct response to the SCVA. As the research directors state in the project catalogue1
The perception and transformation of elements of others' art in the minds and at the hands of the creative artist have not often been studied at close quarters, in a systematic way, during the process itself, with the co-operation of the artists concerned. (Sekules & Tickle, 1997, p.3) 2