“The art practice which the artist Derek Hill has set up with scientists of the University of Newcastle is remarkable for the ways in which it represents an unfaltering stream of exceptional work that Derek has produced since his time at the Royal College in the 1970s, and the persistence that he has shown in linking his art production to collaborative projects with professional artists and non-professionals. When he left the Royal College and was traveling in Africa, Derek’s life was put in jeopardy by a bacterial infection. The trauma of the experience has been a mainspring of his work over several decades, and it found a ready response from the university scientists. The resulting link of computer imaging with the organic nature of Derek’s art practice presents a remarkable opportunity for the creation new and exciting artwork, and the engagement of university personnel, schools, and communities.”
John Millard, retired museum manager in Newcastle and Liverpool.
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