Bill Bevan was a Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. The residency ran from October 2010 to September 2011.
This is the blog and photograph galleries for the residency.
Bill’s artistic practice at the Department was as a photographer and audio artist. The aim was to use photography to represent the practice of archaeologists in the field and labs, to explore archaeology as a visual practice and to make links between the two disciplines.
Bill spent part of his time on the MA in Landscape Archaeology and students on the MA will contributed their own photographs during a Sense of Place workshop.
Bill produced artwork which is now installed in the archaeology department. These comprise a photographic montage triptych has been created which hangs in the lobby and stairs of Northgate House. It was installed for the start of the 2011/12 academic year. Other photographic prints were produced which hang in archaeological labs in the department.
An exhibition called ‘Diggers‘ was displayed in the Jessop West Exhibition Space for two weeks in September 2011.
Bill and Bob Johnston also organised a day seminar on visualising archaeology on the 12th September. Called Assembling Archaeology, it featured artists and archaeologists who work with visual arts in archaeology. Confirmed speakers included Mark Anstee, Paul Evans, Helen Wickstead, Angela Piccinni and Antonia Thomas. More info on Assembling Archaeology.