2nd October 2002

 

 BAPTISM OF FIRE AND WATER AT THE EICH

 

Adventurous visitors to the EICH Gallery in Hull this month will experience the extremes of fire and water.

 

The work – which has been produced by two former Hull School of Art and Design students – is currently on display at the EICH Gallery, George Street, part of the University of Lincoln.

 

Both mature students, Sara Daniels gained her MA in Art, Design and Critical Theory and now works as a freelance photographer, and Sara Johnson has recently completed her HND in Creative Studies.

 

The title ‘Fire and Water’ reflects the diverse elements used in the display – the dramatic underwater photography of Sara Daniels and the inspirational ceramics of Sara Johnson.  The displays are being accompanied by the sound of water and an all-encompassing projection of fire and water.

 

The water element is represented by photographs which were taken underwater at the Beverley Road Baths in Hull.  The images were recently on display at the baths where they were exhibited below the waterline encouraging the audience to enter the pool to view.

 

Taken at various times of the day, the pictures depict the effects of light reflecting and refracting as it shimmers on the water.  

 

The fire element is symbolised by the uniquely-fired and diverse ceramics.

 

“The ceramics are a technical tour-de-force,” said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the gallery.  “For example, rather than being placed in a kiln for firing, the ceramic chimney has been fired from the inside – a fascinating concept.

 

“The two diverse areas are a wonderful spectacle and an inspiration to our students.  Both artists really push the boundaries of their chosen areas.”

 

Anyone wishing to visit the exhibition may do so from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday until Friday 11th October.  For more information please contact Kathie Jenkins on 01482 462060 or visit www.eichgallery.dabsol.co.uk/index.html.

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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