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Visiting Artist Talk – Kate Adams

The School of Music and Fine Art are delighted to welcome Kate Adams in the next of our  Visiting Artists series.

Thursday 21st November, 6-8pm
BridgeWardens College- Lecture Theatre,
Open to Students and Staff

Kate Adams is a visual artist; her practice encompasses video, installation, construction and drawing. Much of her work addresses the phenomenology of built space, nonverbal communication and perceptual impairment. Kate co-founded Project Art Works, an artist-ledorganization that conducts collaborations with galleries, care agencies and people who have complex needs.

Her politically engaged advocacy as an artist informs the cultural and social connectedness of Project Art Works and its actions. This aspect of her practice requires sensitivity to the ethical issues arising from what she describes as nonconsensual involvement in art. Kate will discuss the potential of art to shift responsibility for change from the amorphous realms of ‘society’ and ‘culture’ to the individual.

Recent exhibitions include: States and Spaces, MK Gallery (2011/12); Who’s There? One Year Later, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings 2013; The Room and Everything in it, Dilston Grove, London (current).

View our Visting Artist Talks web page

CHASE and 50th Anniversary University Scholarships

SMFA Logochase logoThe Faculty of Humanities at the University of Kent, as a partner within the Consortium for Humanities and Arts in the South East (CHASE), has been successful in its bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council to establish a 5-year doctoral training partnership that will create over 230 PhD studentships across the participating institutions, the Universities of Kent, East Anglia, Sussex, Essex, the Open University, Goldsmiths and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

CHASE will provide many innovative opportunities for students wishing to develop a range of practical and intellectual skills in the Humanities during their doctorates.

We are therefore delighted to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities across the Schools and subjects within the Faculty of Humanities at Kent, in addition to the Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships.

We will be holding a briefing session for anyone who is thinking of applying for a scholarship to pursue a PhD in a Humanities subject. This will take place on Thursday 12th December (week 11) in DLT1 (Darwin Lecture Theatre 1) at 12 noon.
At this meeting we will explain the procedure for applying for the new CHASE scheme, and we will also provide information about the University of Kent’s 50th Anniversary Scholarships.

The application deadline for both schemes will be 31 January 2014 so it is vital that you start talking to potential supervisors as soon as you can.

Kent is offering some very exciting opportunities for research students, and we look forward to explaining the procedures, talking about what makes for a strong applications, and addressing your questions.

View School of Music and Fine Art Scholarship page for more details.

More about CHASE:
CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South East England

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex have formed a consortium to promote excellence in research, postgraduate research training and knowledge exchange in the Arts & Humanities. The consortium aims to:

  • Support world-class researchers in the understanding of human culture and creativity
  • Engage with employers and develop partnerships to encourage creativity and innovation and to secure funding
  • Raise the national and international profile of the Universities.

Visiting Artists Talk – Tom Woolner

The School of Music and Fine Art are delighted to welcome artist Tom Woolner this coming Thursday, in the next of our series of Visiting Artists Talks.

28th November, 6-8pm
Chatham Historic Dockyard
BridgeWardens College, Lecture Theatre

Tom Woolner is an artist based in London, working predominately in sculpture and performance. His cartoon-dumb installations are often made on-site for particular spaces, while the makeshift and often shambolic performances borrow freely from genres of both theatre and comedy.

In 2014 he will be making a new commission for the Olympic Park, London and a new performance at Modern Art, Oxford and Spike Island, Bristol.

Tom Woolner’s recent exhibitions include:
FOLD, London
Site Gallery, Sheffield
Gallery Jecza, Romania 

Tom has also made performances at the Barbican; ANDOR, London and V22, London. We are delighted to welcome Tom to the next Artist Talk event this week.

Tom Woolner






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