TAKEOVER: A Season of Student Exhibitions in Studio 3 Gallery


This summer Studio 3 Gallery is proud to host two exhibitions featuring students based in Fine Art, English and Architecture departments. These ambitious and compelling projects demonstrate the vibrant work undertaken across undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Kent. Admission is always free, so please come by to see what these talented individuals have been up to.

The Alternative Self-Portrait • 29 June – 4 July • Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM

The MA Fine Art Students from the University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art are delighted to present their current practice in their new show, The Alternative Self-Portrait.

Using a variety of media, the artists attempt to show a piece of themselves though a range of themes ranging from culture and immigration to memory and perception. Endeavouring to break the traditional mould of the self-portrait, the exhibiting artists have chosen to refrain from displaying conventional portraits in order to show representations of the self without the confines of a frame.

Transcribing Spaces: Projects from the intersections of literature, architecture and art • 13 July – 24 July • Monday – Friday and Saturday July 18 12 – 5 PM

This exhibition brings together students from Architecture, Fine Art and English all of whom use drawing, painting, sculpture and photography to explore ideas of how spaces are defined politically, socially and physically.

The gallery walls will be covered by Imogen Lesser’s large-scale CAD and hand-drawn images interpreting the architectural spaces of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast Trilogy, prompting the reader-inhabitant to question their relationship with these physical and imagined places. Ben Porter’s canvases of confused texts will examine the possibilities and failures of communication in contemporary society. Heather McCutcheon’s analogue photographs document the intimate and ephemeral in-between moments of an archetypal American road trip. Rosa Furneaux’s photograph’s of transitory space in Canterbury and Dover asks viewers to consider these banal spaces as border crossings within the particularly charged contexts of Kent’s position as a first point of entry for asylum seekers. Ashanti Darby playfully investigates ideas of safety and shelter with Blanket Fort, encouraging visitors to inhabit this provisional and nostalgic construction. Finally, Aggela Ioannidou will furnish viewers with bespoke hand-held screens, through which they can view the other works in the show, and as a result move from visitors to voyeurs.


More information about both these events can be found here: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/studio3gallery/current-exhibition/