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Tim Head: How It Is

Visit Wolfson's latest art exhibition 'How It Is' featuring work by prominent British artist Tim Head, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

  • 28th October 2023 - 21st January 2024
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The exhibition

How It Is features artworks in many different media spanning almost all of Tim Head’s artistic career. There are several loans from the college’s Frangenberg Collection which contains 60 works by Tim Head, including the spectacular piece Winter. Two other photographs from the mid-1970s, Ambidextrous and Equilibrium II, are pieces which have been restored in Loughborough University’s specialist photographic unit. Ambidextrous is shown with its colour restored and Equilibrium II is now exhibited for the first time ever. Several other photographs, from the 1980s (all from the collection), are powerful protest-pieces about plastic waste and environmental pollution. Sadly, their messages are even more relevant today.
More recent works include four Slow Life drawings from 2002-4 and a digital embroidery, Siren I, realised this year by the digital embroidery specialist Bee King. What the selection illustrates is the extraordinary fecundity of the artist over many decades, the continued relevance of his concerns, and the potency of his aesthetic achievements.

Tim Head
How It Is features artworks in many different media spanning almost all of Tim Head’s artistic career. There are several loans from the college’s Frangenberg Collection which contains 60 works by Tim Head, including the spectacular piece Winter. Two other photographs from the mid-1970s, Ambidextrous and Equilibrium II, are pieces which have been restored in Loughborough University’s specialist photographic unit. Ambidextrous is shown with its colour restored and Equilibrium II is now exhibited for the first time ever. Several other photographs, from the 1980s (all from the collection), are powerful protest-pieces about plastic waste and environmental pollution. Sadly, their messages are even more relevant today.
More recent works include four Slow Life drawings from 2002-4 and a digital embroidery, Siren I, realised this year by the digital embroidery specialist Bee King. What the selection illustrates is the extraordinary fecundity of the artist over many decades, the continued relevance of his concerns, and the potency of his aesthetic achievements.

Opening Times
Saturdays and Sundays 10.00-17.00, until Sunday 21 January.
Please note that the exhibition is occasionally unavailable, for instance during graduations.
It is advisable to contact the Porters’ Lodge in advance of your visit (01223 335900).

Access

This exhibition is on display in the Combination Room on the first floor of our main building. It has step-free access with a lift and there is an accessible toilet located on the first floor of the building.

For more details please view our AccessAble guide.

Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue badge parking
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • On site parking
  • wheelchair access

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible
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