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Expanded Interiors UK Project Launch

Over the next year, two Roman houses - the House of the Beautiful Courtyard at Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii - will, quite literally, form the backdrop to a venture that aims to create a new dialogue between contemporary art, Roman wall painting and archaeological remains.

The driving force behind Expanded Interiors is Catrin Huber, a visual artist and senior lecturer in Newcastle University’s Fine Art Department. Huber has assembled a team of experts in archaeology and digital technology (Professor Ian Haynes, Dr Thea Ravasi, Alex Turner), and contemporary art (Rosie Morris) from across the University, in order to explore the relevance of Roman wall painting and artefacts for today’s fine art practice, and to test how artists can respond to the histories and complex nature of these archaeological sites within a contemporary context.   

The first of Huber’s site-specific installations will go on show in Herculaneum’s House of the Beautiful Courtyard, on 17 May 2018. The second artwork will be unveiled in the House of the Cryptoporticus, in Pompeii, on 14 July 2018. Both exhibitions will then remain open to the public until January 2019.       

Expanded Interiors, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, launches in the Fine Art Seminar Room in the Fine Art Building at 5.30pm on Thursday 19th April. As places are limited we would appreciate you confirming your attendance here.

Last modified: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:42:50 BST