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Rodney Harris - Artist in Residence

7 January 2015

To explore new ways of representing geological landscapes the School will host Artist in Residence, Rodney Harris, for ten months from January 2015. Rodney is a Bristol-based scupltor of international renown with a longstanding interest in working with diverse geological materials.

2015 marks the bicentenary of the very first geological map, produced by canal and drainage engineer William Smith, who spent much of his working life around Bath. To commemorate this landmark in the study of geology the University of Bristol will be hosting a number of map-themed activities in 2015, culminating in a series of public lectures.  We will also be having our very own copy of Smith's great map restored and rehung.

To explore new ways of representing geological landscapes the School will host Artist in Residence, Rodney Harris, for ten months from January 2015. Rodney is a Bristol-based scupltor of international renown with a longstanding interest in working with diverse geological materials.

Rodney will be funded through a grant to Jon Blundy from the Leverhulme Trust and will be working in the museum space outside G27. His project, that will culminate in a piece of permanent artwork to coincide with the first of the public lectures, is designed to be interactive and he looks forward to meeting with memberw of the School and discussing his work in his informal studio space.

Further information

You can find out more about Rodney and his work at:  http://www.rodneyharris.co.uk

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