Nicolas Moulin, Leverhulme Artist in Residence

Nicolas Moulin began a residency in the Department of French in February 2009, thanks to the generous support of The Leverhulme Trust. The residency culminated in an exhibition which opened at the Site Gallery on June 12th, and which will run until August 1st.

The residency was organised by Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson, with the support of the Humanities Research Institute.

Nicolas Moulin´s agreement to work in Sheffield and to participate in the intellectual and creative life of the institution represents an exciting and unique opportunity for both researchers and students. He is a high-profile, critically acclaimed and widely exhibited artist whose works have been purchased by such institutions as the Musée d´art moderne in Paris.

While he was here, Nicolas worked alongside researchers and students from the departments of French, Architecture and Town and Regional Planning, as he made a series of works inspired by his interest in Brutalist architecture and radical ecologies of the 21st century.

During the residency, there was a programme of seminars, reading groups and workshops, the aim of which was to explore together the intersections between the visual arts, urban and public spaces.

As a group, we investigated the ways in which art provides not only a means of documenting the changing city, but also the ways in which the visual arts can usefully dialogue with other disciplines, helping to shape and influence the future development of city space; the ways in which cities can be designed, lived and practised.

Amanda Crawley Jackson interviewed Nicolas Moulin on the occasion of his exhibition at Site Gallery.

You can watch it here.

To catch up with discussions, see some of the work Nicolas Moulin made while in Sheffield and participate in the debate, please see our residency blog:

Béton Brut

For further information, please contact Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson at at

Press coverage of the residency and exhibition:

The Guardian

Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Star

Sheffield Telegraph


Art Monthly