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Discover & Research

Research fellows 1999

Each year our fellowship programme enables artists and researchers to develop their work.

In 1999 our visiting fellows included Victoria Avery, Sorcha Carey, Matthew Craske, Jason Edwards, Deanna Fernie, Thomas Flynn, Rachel Green, Jonathan Meuli, Martina Droth, Chris Evans, David Getsy and Deborah Schultz.

Victoria Avery

Cambridge University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999

The Work of Alessandro Vittoria 1524/25-1608

Interested in all aspects of Italian Renaissance sculpture, Dr Victoria Avery has spent the last few years conducting extensive archival research into the bronze industry of Renaissance Venice and the commissioning, production, use, display, reception and recycling of objects in bronze (from sculptures and works of art to bells and guns). This research has recently been written up into a monograph to be published by The British Academy.

The subject of Avery’s doctoral thesis and Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship is the sculptural output of Italian artist Alessandro Vittoria (1524/25-1608). She is currently working on a monograph with catalogue raisonnée and documentary appendix for publication in 2010/11.

Sorcha Carey

Courtauld Institute of Art

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999

Matthew Craske

Oxford Brookes University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999

Jason Edwards

University of York

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999-2001

Alfred Gilbert’s Aestheticism and late Nineteenth Century Aesthetic Culture

Deanna Fernie

University of Ulster

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999-2001

Literary Sculptors: The reciprocity between Sculpture and Writing in Nineteenth Century American Art and Literature

Thomas Flynn

Sussex University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999

Rachel Green

University of Manchester

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999-2001

The Use and Meaning of the Corporeal Fragment in Sculpture Between 1830 and 1999

Jonathan Meuli

University of East Anglia

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
1999

Martina Droth

 

University of Reading

 

Research Fellowship
1999

Sir Alfred Gilbert: The Sam Wilson Chimneypiece

Alfred Gilbert’s bronze chimneypiece in Leeds City Art Gallery was the focus of Martina Droth’s research, forming part of her PhD on the role of ornament in sculpture.

The fellowship resulted in Ornament as Sculpture (Issue 30 of our Essays on Sculpture Journal) and a display of Gilbert’s maquettes for the chimneypiece in the Institute’s exhibition Eternal Return.

Droth maintained an active relationship with the Institute following her fellowship. While at the University of Reading she negotiated the transfer of a group of Thornycroft maquettes to the Leeds Sculpture Collections, and took up the role of Research Co-ordinator at the Henry Moore Institute in 2002.

Alfred Gilbert, Maquette for the Sam Wilson Chimneypiece, c. 1908-14. Courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery).

Chris Evans

 

Artist, London

 

Research Fellowship

1999

Gemini Sculpture Park

Chris Evans’ interviews with managing directors based at the Gemini Business Park, Leeds, resulted in an exhibition of screenprints and new art works. The interviews and the project were documented in the booklet Gemini Sculpture Park: UK Corporate Sculpture Consultancy (2001).

David Getsy

 

Art Institute of Chicago

 

Research Fellowship
1999

The Erotics of the Body in the New Sculpture

Working particularly on the Thornycroft collection in the Intitute’s Archive of Sculptors’ Papers, David Getsy’s fellowship informed his doctoral thesis on late nineteenth-century British sculpture, and contributed directly to his book Body doubles: Sculpture in Britain 1877-1905 (Yale, 2004).

Deborah Schultz

 

University of Sussex

 

Research Fellowship
1999

Maps and Journeys in Contemporary Art

Deborah Schultz looked at strategies of mapping and the use of space in the work of artists such as Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and Andy Goldsworthy.

Part of her research was published in the essay ‘The Conquest of Space’: On the Prevalence of Maps in Contemporary Art (Issue 35 of our Essays on Sculpture Journal).

Previous Research Fellows

Find out more about previous research fellows and their projects.