10 April – 22 May 2014
'Pots before words' is an exhibition of new works commissioned by Gallery II.
The work engages with the life and work of British writer and archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes, and is the result of a period of research within the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive at the University of Bradford. This research is centred on Hawkes' study of prehistory, pottery and a humanistic approach to Archaeology. 'Pots before words' is a series of new object-based works and drawings, examining the issues which arise when interpreting or translating from an incomplete or inaccurate record.
’Pots before words’ (2014)
Jesmonite, graphite, silicone sponge, magnets, plywood
’Lazy Susan: Portable Toolkit’ (2014)
Breccia pernice marble, quartz agglomerate, plywood, pin hinges