In 2016 artist, Susanna Heron became a recipient of Art360 Foundation’s archiving and legacy award. We have since worked closely with the artist on the preservation and development of her prolific archive. In 2019 we commissioned award-winning filmmaker, David Bickerstaff, to produce a short documentary on Susanna Heron’s practice and the creation of her largest shallow stone relief to date, Stone Drawing, for St John’s College Oxford’s new Library and Study Centre by Wright & Wright Architects. We are excited to release the artists’ film on Art360 Foundation’s website. Click here to see the full documentary.
‘In 2014 St John’s College Oxford appointed me to prepare a work of art for a new Study Centre by Wright & Wright Architects. The building forms an extension to the existing 17th century St John’s College Library which is housed within one of the greatest architectural quadrangles in Oxford, Canterbury Quadrangle. The history, the architecture, habitation, landscape and Nature all contribute to the ‘sense of place’ that my work responds to and becomes a part of.
Archiving a huge work such as this is a challenge. The Archive must contain records of the thinking process as well as details of construction. Photographing the work includes a record of the place, and can be more than documentation. Drawings, like the photographs, might be working drawings or works in themselves.’
Susanna Heron, 18 March 2019
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