After studying for my undergraduate degree in History and Art History at the University of Kent, I decided to stay on and study for a masters in Curating. As part of the curatorial internship we have the opportunity to curate an exhibition in Studio 3 Gallery, situated in the School of Arts. An art historical and historical knowledge has proven invaluable in response to the brief of ‘Arts in the Age of Revolution’, a sub-theme of the Age of Revolution project.
Myself and my fellow curators are in the process of developing ‘Beyond the Barricade’; looking at past upheavals and present day events, this exhibition explores how art becomes a powerful and poignant expression of social and political action. Taking the barricade as the core concept, the exhibition charts revolutionary moments through a diverse range of artworks. A central part of the exhibition will be a range of interdisciplinary talks and outreach programmes for school children, with the aim of encouraging discussion and debate.