tech//TRONIC Technician Exhibition


28th October – 20th December 2019
Parkside Building

Tech//Tronic celebrates the diverse range of creative practice generated by technical staff across the faculty of Arts, Design and Media (ADM) at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Providing expert knowledge and skills, technicians across all nine of the ADM schools are crucial in the support they provide to students and staff in the workshop areas. This can include 3D machining, rapid prototyping, photographic processing and lighting, garment and textiles construction, ceramic and glass techniques and A/V support. Technical staff are crucial in their conceptual approaches to their subject specialisms and often provide insight not only in a technical capacity but from the translation of ideas through to final outcomes.

Visitors to tech//Tronic can discover photography, horology, multimedia and more. This ranges from Andy Pilsbury’s evocative portraits of the Maasai tribes through to Nahida Mahmood’s exquisite printed scarves. Justin Sanders, print technician from The School of Art explores print making processes in response to the world around him whilst Claire Walton presents a range of small batch slip cast bowls.

Diverse and engaging, this is a celebration of makers at the height of their expertise and practice. We hope you enjoy the work which can be seen throughout the Parkside building and can appreciate the vast range of expertise and knowledge which underpins and supports the academic rigour of students across all levels of study within the faculty.

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