This Is Just What I Saw: Opening and Conversation

Thu 3 October 2019, 4:00pm - 7:30pm at Martin Hall, Loughborough University


(Photo credit: Katarina Hruskova)

Join us from 4pm for the opening of Katarina Hruskova's exhibition This is Just What I Saw, the result of her Radar commissioned exploration of the legacy of pioneering arts educator Marion Richardson. Working in collaboration with Dr Sarah Mills, Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University, Hruskova has created a new multimedia environment for the gallery. Drawing on works produced by school-children in workshops using updated versions of Richardson's methods and featuring reproductions of materials from Marion Richardson's archive, the exhibition will both evoke and function as a pedagogical, imaginative space. 

Refreshments and nibbles will be provided, and the launch will feature a conversation between Hruskova and Mills from 6.30pm. Charting the research process they embarked on together, they will interrogate each others' ways of working and discuss the spatial, material and cultural implications of Richardson's legacy in the context of contemporary arts education and Hruskova's practice.

The exhibition continues through until the 25th October. Further information can be found here.


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Katarina Hruskova is a Slovak artist, born in Ruzomberok, Slovakia; currently based in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the Royal College of Art (MA, 2014) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BFA, 2010). She has exhibited and performed in the UK, Netherlands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Portugal; her recent presentations include Residency Unlimited, (New York, USA), House of Egorn (Berlin, DE), Nitrianska Galeria (Nitra, SK), Galerie TIC (Brno, CZ), Black Tower Projects (London, UK), Institut fuer Bienenzucht (London, UK), Zona Mista (London, UK), Danielle Arnaud Gallery London, UK) and The Bluecoat Liverpool. Katarina has taken part in residencies in NY (Residency Unlimited, 2018), Italy (Residenza Petrolio, 2015), NY (Brooklyn Langer Residency, 2014) and Slovakia (Banska St a nica Contemporary, 2011 and 2014). She is one of the laureates of the Oskar Cepan Award, YVAA Slovakia (2017).

Dr Sarah Mills is Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University. Her work explores the material, cultural and political geographies of education and childhood. Research projects have explored the role of sound, spatiality and childhood; youth citizenship projects; and the gendered citizenship projects and educational philosophies of several British youth movements across the twentieth century, including the Scouts, Girl Guides, Woodcraft Folk, and Jewish Lads’ Brigade. She is currently working on  a book for Routledge entitled Mapping the Moral Geographies of Education.

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This is Just What I Saw

Katarina Hruskova and Sarah Mills develop new work exploring the legacy of the educator Marian Richardson. Read more