A FINE LINE - Cultural Practice

PLINTH

AN OBJECT OF USE IS AN OBJECT WHICH ONE USES AND NEEDS TO GET OTHER OBJECTS OUT OF THE WAY (Vilem Flusser)


MATERIAL RESPONSE





Motif from painted Bedford truck, Rory Coxhill and Haider Ali, 2011

Luton Museums/NCA Lahore






Decorated Truck, Luton Museum, 2011



Material Response
is a new programme of the HAT Project, in which A FINE LINE is working with museums
in the North West and East regions of the UK and partners in India, Pakistan, China and the
Caribbean, in collaboration with makers and craftspeople, as part of the MLA Cultural Olympiad - Stories of
the World programme. Its core aims are:

  • to inspire and challenge contemporary craft culture by facilitating opportunities for research
    and professional development through international exchange
  • to explore and express the relationships between people, cultural artefacts and the negotiated
    teritories of cultural identity in three core areas: the museum and its collections, artists as
    agents and mediators, and the inherent cultural presence of communities

Partners in the UK include Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Luton Museums; Colchester & Ipswich Museums,
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery; Whitworth Art Gallery; Manchester City Galleries; Bolton Museum;
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston; Burnley & Helmshore Mills Textile Museum; Blackburn Museum
& Art Gallery




Liz Ballard and Nirinjan Jonnalagadda in his studio near Chennai, 2011

(Norwich Castle Museum/CSMVS Museum Mumbai)