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Launch date: 11.11.11.

‘Beyond the Material World’

Contact: iaqa@hotmail.co.uk


Mission Statement

Our aim is to explore the art/science interface by participating in activities which aim to transform human understanding of contemporary theories of reality: at present these include quantum theory, parallel worlds, multiverse, higher dimensional space, string theory and cosmology.

The IAQA is a new contemporary art collective comprising of Jean Harlow (Founder Artist) and Diana Ali (Curator Artist) along with two US based quantum artists, Paula Hawkins and Solomon Kane. We will explore the idea of artistic visions which intuitively reach beyond this three-dimensional, material world to explore alternative possible realities through taking a positive approach. Through this collective we are pleased to announce our first exhibition at Bar Lane Gallery in York. The show will explore the statement ‘Seeing Beyond the Material World ’ and aims to be inspirational and encouraging others to reach out towards a more positive and sustainable future.



about the first exhibition


We have now selected 17 artists to participate in our first exhibition 'Beyond the Material World'. The selected artists are required to build an interactive space around their work’s focus which will act as a ‘world’ in which the audience will participate and intervene with the art. Each artist’s world will connect to the next in the exhibition space. ‘Space’ can be interpreted physically as well as mentally. We also ask the artists to integrate audience participation within their work to demonstrate our belief in that this is a participatory universe: we actively create our own reality.


Works featured will move away from dominating fixed theories and measures of conventional science. We are taking the view that art can be a viewed as a platform for multiple expressions of social ideals; where art and science co-exist harmoniously. The exhibition strives to have a holistic and egalitarian approach which asks all who participate how we can construct a new outcome or world view together. The works considered provides positive, awe inspiring, futures rather than promoting any apocalyptical visions.


Image courtesy of: Eddy Dreadnought

Adrian Pritchard (Lancashire, UK)


Using a viscous gloop substance artist HYPERLINK "http://www.adrianpritchard.com" Adrian Pritchard performs live process art as a means for the viewer to engage in the ever changing qualities of the work as it unfolds. For the International Association of Quantum Artists first group exhibition he shall set up the Installation titled "Superfluous."

Using a scaffolding tower and a spinning gloop filled tube. The gloop eventually continues to fall as strings which dry at different levels and crystallize like stalagmites.

Superfluous is part of a series of gloop installations which are self generating or moving under the pull of gravity. The force of gravity itself is all around us and its effects on matter are mysterious and relatively weak in comparison to the other forces like the electro magnetic and radioactive forces. These mysteries in science are intriguing and inspirational for the artist who sets up the apparatus to experiment with pure colour and viscous form in order to learn something about the nature of matter. Its self evolving patterns, its chaos and its order.

The work is still strongly connected to the artists primary medium of painting and has evolved out of pouring puddles of paint onto canvases and plinths.