Radar is LU Arts contemporary arts strand, delivering a high quality programme of artistic outputs which inspire participation and debate through cross disciplinary working with artists and academics. The activity engages with research and uses it as a stimulus to inform and develop new projects. The programme has a commitment to working with artists whose practice is located within the public sphere and work is presented across the campus and town. Audiences are able to engage with ideas and issues both through the artistic outputs and an accompanying series of discursive events.
As part of her project artist Maria Pask has recently launched the website www.elementaryactivities.org produced by designers An Endless Supply. The website presents the work she has done researching the Loughborough University archive alongside documentation of the workshops she recently undertook with Loughborough University students. To see more about the project ...... Read more
Following a competitive process artist Robert Orchardson was selected to develop a new work for the new atrium space within the refurbished Schofield Building, which will act as the reception and entrance to the Mathematics department. Robert’s proposed work is inspired by images collected of early aviators and scientists. Drawing on the pioneering aspirations of the early kite structures Robert has proposed to develop a series of works suspended in the space, like a constellation of geometric forms floating upwards. Each element can be viewed from the different levels of the building providing another perspective on the work. The work is expected to be completed by March 2015.Read more
The Market Town programme will begin with a Think Tank where key local stakeholders and academics will come together with the artists and architects whom have been invited to develop new projects that address the issues currently facing Loughborough and high streets across the country. This event will then help inform the projects that will be developed over the course of 2015.Read more