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28 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017

An exhibition of all new work by Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton, the 2016-2017 Woon Tei Jee Fellow.

Public Preview: 27 Sep 2017 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Field Studies of Touch is an exhibition of work by Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton, the 2016-2017 Woon Tei Jee Fellow

Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton creates sculptural forms, objects, artefacts and documents that map the nuances and paradoxes of lived experience across time. Through the exploration of material processes she seeks to question whether objects can embody feelings and provoke empathy.

Field Studies of Touch is a collection of speculative works, produced as part of an ongoing exploration into associations between land and body. Appropriating and stealing the visual languages of archaeology and geology, the collected works contemplate ideas of naturalness, truth and history. As concrete masquerades as marble, and the body acts upon fluid, malleable material solidifying into false landscapes, we are asked to consider the slippage between inherited knowledge, predictions and interpretations.

Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton was announced as the fourth recipient of the prestigious Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize in 2016. The exhibition is a culmination of her year-long fellowship at Northumbria University in the Woon Tai Jee Studio at BALTIC 39.

Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art jointly award and present the annual award as an important part of the successful strategic partnership between the two organisations.


Exhibition open to the public Wednesday – Saturday, 10am - 4pm