Friday, 31 October 2008

ARC event:

Portrait of a Project: Jon Lockhart & Invited Guest Artists


South Hill Park
Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA, Tel: 01344 416240

Come and meet Jon and other artists taking part in the project. You will have a chance to ask a wide range of questions from the conceptual framework of the project to issues relating to funding and collaboration.

The event is free, but booking is recommended. Bookings at:


When objects are presented within a gallery context they are constantly re-interpreted, their meaning and their function rarely remain a static finality. These objects are seen in relation to when and why they were produced but they are also allowed to resonate and to evolve within the space that they are being viewed.

This phenomenon of perpetual object attractiveness exists within mass produced objects and operating systems both during and after their functional existence; but there is a gap between the lucky objects that live on and the ones that disappear from our emotional and physical radar.

This disparity has led Lockhart to consider the interrelatedness between the use of products and the educational, spiritual, sociological and cultural elements that form an end users response and attraction to these products. Working alongside a group of ceramicists, Lockhart explores the idea of unique, hand made objects versus mass production.

Brief Biog

Jon Lockhart’s work is predominantly based within mixed media installation, using made and found objects ranging from slip cast ceramic objects to computer cut materials through to Hammond organs and pop corn making machines. The drive implicit to all of the work is the pursuit of a commonality of experience through the manipulation, handling and consumption of objects.

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