Striking artwork invites interest in new art space

Artist Rebecca Huxley has helped launch a new art space at Staffordshire University with a thought-provoking installation.

Her work, consisting of striking red window lithographs, light boxes and geometric forms produced from paint and lengths of red thread, can be found on the ground floor of the Flaxman building, adjacent to the Film Theatre in College Road, Stoke.

Rebecca, who is currently studying for an MA in Philosophy with an emphasis on Fine Art, said: “This is an interesting space for people to explore and the work is based on some of the things I’m studying in philosophy - the poetics of space and the rhythm of language.

“I wanted something that was changeable throughout the day and that would provide visitors with a subtly different experience.”

Rebecca Huxley's work in the Flaxman art space.

Catherine Fehily, Faculty Director for Arts, Media and Design said:“I’m delighted to see this work in place on the ground floor of Flaxman, where it intrigues and invites exploration both for those already within the building and most importantly for those outside, passing by, on College Road.

“We have a long and proud tradition of collaboration and cross-disciplinary work between fine art and philosophy - something which is fairly unique to Staffordshire University.”

Laura Weston is the next artist to make use of the space. Meanwhile anyone with proposals is urged to contact Senior Lecturer David Heap at



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