Art at Oxford Saïd: Julie Brook
Art at Oxford Saïd is a series of fine art which aims to inspire students, faculty and the wider community and create a dialogue between business and art. We are pleased to welcome British artist Julie Brook on Wednesday 24 January.
Outer reaches: A sculptural journey across continents from the Hebrides to Japan
Julie Brook will talk about her land based sculptural work in wild and remote landscapes in Scotland and Africa and give some insight in to her current projects in the Hebrides and Japan.
She responds directly to the specific nature of her environments expressing those influences through the sculptural work and large scale drawings she makes from the materials she finds. She is primarily concerned with how the forms are influenced by the more temporal elements such as light and shadow; climate and tidal changes.
About the speaker
Julie Brook is a British artist who has roamed, lived and sculpted in a succession of uninhabited and remote landscapes in North West Scotland: Hoy, Orkney; Jura, West coast; Mingulay, Outer Hebrides.
She has explored the black volcanic desert of central Libya and in the Jebel Acacus mountains in South West Libya (2008/2009) and the semi-desert of NW Namibia (2011-2015) where the nature of light, shadow and structure are expressed in the sculptural forms Brook makes. Much of her work is transient; temporal, ephemeral and unearthly, the sculptures are made of the fabric of the landscape itself. Brook documents these transformations through film and photography which then become the expression of the work.
The event is open to all and will take place at the School followed by a short networking drinks reception until around 7.30pm. Please remember that registration is required to attend this event.
To take part in one of the curator led art tours as part of Oxford Saïd's fine art exhibition programme book a date here.
Please note that filming, live streaming and photography will be taking place during this event. By entering and participating you are giving your permission to be recorded and for the School to us the media in future.