New Expressions: Uta Kögelsberger
On display until December 2015
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Lakeland Arts, Wordsworth Trust and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust have commissioned artist Uta Kögelsberger to produce a new body of work inspired by the three venues' collections, buildings and surrounding landscapes.
Below she describes her inspiration for the works on display at Abbot Hall:
'The last golden eagle in England lives near Haweswater in the Lake District. He moved here about fourteen years ago to pair up with a female. The two repeatedly tried to have chicks without success. These photographs are of the un-hatched eggs from their failed attempts, which are now part of the collection at Tullie House Art Galley and Museum. Since the female passed away ten years ago, the male has continued to build nests of ever increasing size and to perform the eagle's sky dance in the hope to attract a new mate. The eggs talk of all these lives that never happened, of desire, hope and disappointment.'
Uta Kögelsberger lives in London and lectures in Fine Art at Newcastle University. Since completing her Masters degree in sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London, she has been working primarily with photography and film to create intense works often looking at landscape. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally.
New Expressions 3 has been made possible by an Arts Council England National pathfinder programme that fosters collaboration between contemporary artists and museums.
New Expressions 3 continues during 2015 at:
Wordsworth Trust, Until 12 September 2015
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, 24 October - 29 November 2015
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Display: Until December 2015
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Video: 21 October - December 2015