Visiting Artist Talk – Jesse Ash

The School of Music and Fine Art are delighted to welcome Jesse Ash in the first of our Fine Art Visiting Artist Talks for 2014.

Thursday 30th January, 2014  6-8pm
BridgeWardens College Lecture Theatre
Open to: All Students and Staff.

Avoidance (A project of Transparency)

Jesse Ash’s work configures a personal and material relationship to politics by imposing processes of reconstruction and abstraction upon existing images, sounds and words of disseminated ideology.

His work often uses the formal supports of these contemporary authorities such as political convention stage sets, newspaper imagery, rhetorical devises, gestures or advertising strategies as material to combine with processes of delicate craft and personally driven narratives. Interested in the radical potential of speech, rumour and gossip through his completed PhD research, Ash’s work is concerned with the processes of uncovering content—treating the process of unearthing as a place where content is equally present.

Come along to the Visiting Artist Talk on Thursday 30th January, at BridgeWardens College in the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

View our Visting Artist Talks web page

‘Fitting into the Outside’ – Fine Art MA Exhibition

School of Music and Fine Art MA Students are showcasing their talents during their upcoming exhibition at Strange Cargo, Folkestone.

Opens 1st February – 11th February, 2014 
Private Viewing:  7-9pm Monday 3rd Feb
Opening Times: 
Tues – Sat 10am-5pm,
Sun 11am -3pm
Closed Mon 10th

MA Fine ArtThe show, entitled ‘Fitting Into The Outside’ exhibits works from Fine Art students the University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art, runs from Saturday 1st February, until Tuesday 11th February.

Come along and view installations and creations from the MA Fine Art students.

Hosted by Strange Cargo
Held at The Georges House Gallery, georges house
8 the old high street
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Music and Fine Art Postgraduate Open Evening

Postgraduate Open Evening (Medway)
Wednesday February 5th, 2014
Rochester Building
Medway Campus

Book your space online today

Interested in studying for a postgraduate Fine Art or Music degree?

Postgraduate students will be able to explore music or fine art postgraduate course options at the University of Kent’s Rochester Building at the Medway campus during an Open Evening to be held 5pm – 7pm.

Teaching staff, current students and the admissions team will be available to discuss all programmes offered at the School of Music and Fine Art, including taught and research postgraduate degrees.

There will be an opportunity to tour facilities, enjoy some refreshments and discuss study options, including the option of combining study and work, how to apply, fees and costs as well as scholarships.

Among the study programmes on offer are:

MA   Fine Art
PhD  Fine Art

MA  Music Composition
MA  Music Technology
MA  Sound and Image
PhD Music

Academics will be on hand throughout the evening to explain how the programmes are structured and to outline availability of funding, internship and career opportunities.

There will also be staff available who can discuss the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities at the University of Kent at all its locations in the UK and Europe.

For more information about the Open Evening, visit the Postgraduate Events webpage or contact School of Music and Fine Art Reception on

Whistable Biennale Open Call

Open call for student artist filmakers students and graduates up to  2 years.

Whitstable Biennale is a festival of contemporary visual art, the next Biennale is set to take place 31st May – 15th June 2014 and they are seeking new student film works made by current students or those who have graduated within the previous two years from the University of Kent, School of Art, School of Music and Fine Art, Canterbury Christchurch and the University of the Creative Arts.

Full submissions must be no more than 5 minutes in length or a 5 minute excerpt of a longer piece. The film will be screened using a digital projector and needs to be submitted as a digital file or on DVD.

Up to six films will be selected by their specialist team of curators and selected films will be screened at a public event on Friday 13th June, 2014, held at the Whitstable Biennale.

Submissions for deadline 5pm Friday 28th February, 2014.

View the PDF and visit the Whitstable Biennale webiste:

Whitstable Biennale Student Open Submission

Leave your mark- National Student Survey 2014

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The National Student Survey opens Monday 27th January. Complete your survey by Monday 17th February to claim your FREE £10 Amazon voucher.

It’s quick to complete and you’ll be helping prospective students make the right choices of where and what to study.

As a student, it is a chance to have your say about what you  like and don’t like about your  student learning  experience here at Kent at the School of Music and Fine Art.

The survey is commissioned by the Higher Education Funding  Council and fully supported by the National Union of Students.


Thank you.



Fine Art graduate opportunity for Artist In Residence at DRAWInternational, France.

School graduate Daniella Turbin has just launched a new campaign to seek funding to support her first ever Artist In Residency at DRAWInternational in France during February for 3 months. She is very excited by the project and is offering a piece of her original work to her backers. But the clock is ticking…

Artist in Residence Crowd Funding Art opportunity
Daniella Turbin

The Crowd Funding campaign allows backers to pledge a small sum towards the campaign, who in return, can receive a unique piece of Daniella’s work during the residency. She is set to create over sixty drawings and an installation comprised of thousands of suspended hand-drawn marks. However, there is a limited period of time for a minimum pledge in order for her to take up this fantastic opportunity. She needs to raise £2,766 by February 6, 2014 in order to commence this project.

Daniella graduated from the School of Music and Fine Art with her Fine Art degree in 2013, continued her  practice and in November went on to be shortlisted for the Turner Contemporary Platform Graduate award as well has have her work exhibited at the Turner Contemporary.

“The residency in France is important in my journey to continue to draw and raise the profile of drawing not only as a tool for thought but as a primary discipline in its own right. France plays a significant part in the development of contemporary drawing as not only does it hold Europe’s first fair dedicated to contemporary drawing; Drawing Now Paris: Le Salon but is home to DRAWinternational, an institution completely dedicated to research into Contemporary drawing.” Says Daniella in advance of the upcoming event.  Daniella will be extremely busy in the three months. “As a site responsive artist I will create a minimum of 60 drawings which respond to this new historical and social context. In addition to the 60 drawings I will also create my most ambitious installation yet.”

Read more  about Daniella’s upcoming Artist In Residency or  pledge your backing to support her (minimum £1) for your chance to gain an original piece of art.