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‘SUMM’: Joe Clark and Steven Dickie – The Norman Rea Gallery, University of York

Poster for SUMM

Tonight is the opening of the latest exhibition to be held at The Norman Rea Gallery. For the next two weeks (7th October – 18th October), the gallery will be displaying the works of Joe Clark and Steven Dickie. This show aims to approach the idea of the individual pitted against the various media formats that increasingly make up the world. As a society we both embrace them and are suspicious of them. 

Steven Dickie is preoccupied with knowledge in an absolute sense, and Joe Clark with a kind of spiritual or haptic knowledge. Both use a distinct grammar of symbolism as a cipher for their concerns: super-imposing an abstruse language onto media types and processes.

For those not acquainted  with The Norman Rea Gallery, it is a university campus art space (located in Derwent College) that promotes the work of both students and professional artists, practicing in a huge range of media. The gallery is run entirely by students for the enjoyment of the whole of campus and the wider university community. What is great about The Norman Rea Gallery is that it is the students curating and running the gallery space; and not only are there exhibitions, but the gallery also hosts lectures, seminars and events around the exhibitions featured.

So, if you’re interested in having a go at curating, or would love to just be a part of such a great gallery go and check it out!

You can learn more about the exhibition and The Norman Rea Gallery here:


Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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