Made, Unmade

Wednesday, 11.07.2018 (ends 28.07.2018)
08:00 - 17:00
National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN)
Crn. Robert Mugabe Avenue and John Meinert Str.
Khomas (Windhoek)

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) is pleased to announce the exhibition Made, Unmade, an exhibition of artworks by British Artist Julie Brook which will take place in the NAGN Lower Gallery from 28 June until 28 July 2018.

Julie Brook for 25 years has roamed, lived and sculpted in a succession of uninhabited and remote landscapes in North West Scotland: Hoy, Orkney; Jura, West coast; Mingulay, Outer Hebrides. Brook studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University.
She has explored the black volcanic desert of central Libya and in the Jebel Acacus mountains in South West Libya (2008/2009) and the semi-desert of NW Namibia (2011-2015) where the nature of light, shadow and structure are expressed in the sculptural forms Brook makes. Much of her work is transient; temporal, ephemeral and visceral, the sculptures are made of the fabric of the landscape itself. Brook documents these transformations through film and photography which then become the expression of the work.
Her work was recently seen on the BBC4 documentary; Field, Forest and Sky showing her tidal work, Firestack, made on the West coast of North Harris, Outer Hebrides.
In February 2017 she gave a public talk with Raku Kichizaemon XV, Raku teabowl master at MOMAK, Kyoto as part of his retrospective exhibition Cosmos in a Teabowl showing all 15 generations of teabowl makers. This featured in a documentary on NHK news.
In September 2017 she received a research and development award from Creative Scotland and the Daiwa foundation for a 2 year project exploring new work in Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides in relation to working in stone quarries in Komatsu, Japan.

For more information on the artist visit :

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Annapaula Vakamuena
Communications and Marketing Officer
National Art Gallery of Namibia
Tel: +264 61 231 160 . 081 8068694

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