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PhD Architecture

Kirstie Gregory

Edward Allington installation 1

Kirstie Gregory / PhD Architecture

As a PhD student in Leeds School of Arts, with a topic of research – ‘Architectural Appropriations in Contemporary Sculpture: The Uncanny Effect of Cross-Medium Migrations’ - that traverse sculptural arts and architectural spaces. Kirstie as a research assistant at the Henry Moore Institute had been part of the curatorial and event organisation team behind the exhibition ‘Edward Allington: Things Unsaid’ (25 Oct 2019 – 23 Feb 2020). In particular, she had assisted in organising the special event ‘On the Architectural Imagination of Edward Allington’, featuring an in-conversation between Anthony Vidler and Teresa Stoppani who discussed the architectural imagination of sculptor, writer and educator Edward Allington. Further details of the event can be found here. 

Seeking new ways of ‘moving and matching the complexity of the world’, Edward Allington (1951-2017) was part of a generation of artists responding to changing aesthetic, social and cultural values at the end of the 1970s. The title of the exhibition, Things Unsaid, is taken directly from a drawing by the artist, reminding us that we often know more than can be spoken. Moreover, it encapsulates Allington’s feelings on the relationship between sense, perception, and objects that we physically experience and touch. Further details of the event can be found here.