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Title Baggage Reclaim ŽBAŽ
Collection fineart.ac.uk
Artist Bill Penney
Approach conceptual via screen print
Nationality Northern Irish
Description Returning home via Stansted Airport to Belfast City Airport I was asked to use the appropriate security x-ray scanner, which for the first time gave me a glimpse into the contents of my luggage.
Seeing this I was struck first by its beauty and on further consideration wondered could the contents of ones luggage reflect the owner?
The work was specifically screen printed onto perspex to parallel the original x-ray image and so the viewer sees through the work, seeing through the bag to see the baggage we carry in several senses, which renders our own internal baggage public.
Bill Penney
Cultural Context Northern Irish
Location Current Site University of Ulster Permanent Works of Art Collection, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Measurements Dimensions 600 x 900 mm
Material vinyl ink on perspex
Biography Bill Penney is currently Associate Lecturer in Fine and Applied Arts at the School of Art and Design, University of Ulster at Belfast.
1994-99: Lecturer in Art and Design, Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education
1995-96: Head of Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education
1997: Visiting Lecturer, University of Ulster1998: Visiting Lecturer, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
1999: Visiting Lecturer, Canterbury College of Art and Design, Kent Institute
2001: Visiting Lecturer, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
Education 1990-92: Studied at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Postgraduate
1986-87: Studied at University of Ulster, Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design
1982-84: Studied at Ulster Polytechnic, BA(Hons) Fine Art, Printmaking
1980-88: Studied at Ulster Polytechnic, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Awards 1999: 12th German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, (First Prize)
1997: British Council Travel Award to San Francisco
1996: "Art 2000", Northern Arts, Residency Award, Cumbria, England
1995: "Impressions 5", Galway (Special Commendation)
1995: Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Development of New Work Award
1995: Tivoli Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Residency Award)
1995: British Council Travel Award to Ljubljana
1994: "Openshaw Printmaking Residence", Lowick House Print Workshop, Cumbria
Institution University of Ulster
Rights Owner Bill Penney
Rights Status UK HE use only
Style Period Period Post-Pop
Technique screen print
Work Type screen print on perspex
 

 

 

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