Wetlands, an innovative participatory community arts project from 2015 School of Music & Fine Art graduates Ben Crawford, Clarinda Tse, Nadia Perotta, Aggela Ioannidou and Georgia Wilcox was shortlisted for the 2015 Medway Culture, Design and Tourism Awards.
The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of groups, individuals, projects and people and their contributions to the area’s cultural vitality, in arts, design, heritage and tourism. Wetlands was shortlisted for the highly competitive Visual Arts category along with artist and SMFA lecturer Adam Chodzka’s work Great Expectations; Rochester Kino; Nucleus Arts and the winner, The IN-SITE project – a series of public realm art works at changing regeneration sites in Rochester and Chatham aimed at supporting local artists and increasing participation in the arts.
SMFA Delta Project Officer Alan Mash was shortlisted in the Music category and SMFA Music Technician Charlie Fleming was nominated as part of the Fort Amherst team who put together a visitor audio app.
The 14 winners of the 2015 awards were announced at a gala presentation evening on Thursday, 22 October at MidKent College, Gillingham.
For a list of all the winners go to http://www.medway.gov.uk/leisurecultureandsport/arts/cultureanddesignawards.aspx
For info on Wetlands go to http://wetlandsmedway2.jimdo.com/
For info on Great Expectations go to http://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/news.html?view=1558