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Student Research

This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the University of Warwick art collection website. If you are interested in art and have something to say let us know. If there's a particular artist you are interested in and you want to write about them, or an exhibition that you've seen and want to review, we would be more than happy to add your writing to the site.


Five History of Art students have kindly agreed to allow us to include their catalogue entries for artworks in the University collection -

Chloe Booyens has written about Stefan Knapp -

Stefan Knapp’s Needle of Knowledge Obelisk is amongst the new additions to the Warwick University Collection. Needle of Knowledge is a large-scale outdoor sculptural piece. Seven metres in height it stands at the back of the Ramphal building and in front of the side of the Materials and Analytical Sciences Building. More...

Charlotte Stokes has written about Gaudier-Brzeska -

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska occupies an anomalous position in art history, claimed by both the British and the French. This essay will explore Gaudier-Brzeska’s short life, investigate his position within avant-garde groups including Bloomsbury and the Vorticists, and examine how Seated Female Nude, part of the University of Warwick art collection, fits into his oeuvre. More...

Freya Gowrley has written about Dennis Creffield -

Dennis Creffield’s charcoal drawing Coventry: The Old Cathedral Spire (3) is one of three depicting the cathedral by the artist in the University of Warwick’s art collection. Depicting the spire of Coventry’s medieval Cathedral, the remainder of which was destroyed during the Luftwaffe bombings of 1940, they constitute part of a much more extensive series of studies of English cathedrals made by Creffield for a commission from the Arts Council of England in 1987. More...

Jasiu Leja has written about Bernard Schottlander -

Bernard Schottlander’s 3B Series, No. 1 (Figs. 1 & 2) has featured at the University of Warwick in the outdoor courtyard surrounded by the Rootes residential buildings and social building since the sculpture was bought from the artist in 1968. The sculpture is a typical example of Schottlander’s large-scale, boldly coloured, and geometric style, and in the Rootes courtyard (also known as Red Square) it exhibits a strong aesthetic contrast to the architecture around it. More...

Joanne Seaton has written about Geoffrey Clarke -

Slab and Bar Relief, by British sculptor Geoffrey Clarke, from 1964 is cast aluminium and measures 290 cm x 260 cm. It is located on the exterior of Warwick Arts Centre on the University of Warwick’s main campus. The sculpture was commissioned in 1964 by Westminster Bank for their office on New Bond Street, London. The architects, R. D. Russell and Partners, commissioned Clarke to create a piece for the lobby of the building. The sculpture came into the University’s collection in 1992 when the bank’s building was being demolished. More...