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50th Anniversary Medway RECREATE Bursary

We are happy to announce the awards of the first ever Recreate 50th Anniversary Bursary, to two School of Music and Fine Art graduates

The two awards, of £4,250 each, have gone to Claire Orme (Fine Art) and Drew York (Music) to fund the creation of new work for an eight week exhibition to be held at the Rochester Art Gallery from the17th January – 14th March 2015

The awards are part of our evolving partnership work with the local authority arts development through the Recreate project

As part of the bursary Rochester Art Gallery provides the following:

  • The gallery space for an 8 week show
  • Support and advice to develop your show and supporting activities/partnerships
  • A technician to install/take down
  • Preview evening event with free wine
  • All design and print for exhibition info/invite cards, posters
  • A gallery info wall panel
  • Insurance for the work
  • Transport by art courier to and from the gallery if required
  • A modest exhibitors fee (TBC)
  • Media/press liaison
  • Basic online web/facebook presence

We are delighted that our graduates are winners of this award.

For more information on RECREATE Medway, please see the website.

 

Tonight’s Visiting Artist: Lindsey Seers

The School of Music and Fine Art were delighted to welcome Lindsey Seers to the next of our Visiting Artists series.
30th October, 2014

  • Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free, everyone welcome

Lindsay Seers is an artist based in London but working internationally.

She is currently exhibiting in MIRRORCITY, Hayward Gallery, London 14th October 2014 – 4th January 2015.

Seer’s practice is one of storytelling. Her stories are told through unique combinations of photography, performance, video, animation and installation. Because she weaves together history(s), philosophical concepts, intimate stories and the apparatus of the camera to explore sea-faring and migration her work is astonishingly relevant for students working in the Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Students throughout the School of Music and Fine Art will be particularly interested in how Seers reconfigures the past and the way that different narratives can be told. Our current understanding of how the personal and the collective, the factual and the fictional are unfolded, enabling us to ask – who tells the story, whose story is it, what is our role as readers and, crucially, can different stories be told?
As our site here in Chatham is replete with historical narratives that create an endless repository for investigation of our past and how it shapes the present we are particular delighted to welcome Lindsay to our campus.

Seers’ works embody complex philosophical ideas and ?employ elusive and atmospheric doublings that expose a multilayered analysis of the nature of art, artifice and the role of the artist.
(Emma Dexter, ’60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future’, Thames & Hudson)

Seers’ is the recipient of the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award ?2012 and the Paul Hamlyn Award 2010.
In 2009 she won the Derek Jarman Award

Further Links

For further research please visit Lindsay’s website for information about her practice.
http://www.lindsayseers.info/

School of Music and Fine Art at UCAS – Design your Future

We will be at the ExCeL London between 12th-13th November 2014, supporting the UCAS Design Your Future event – come and see us on STAND 20

12-13 November 2014
10:00 – 15:00
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The Design your future event offers visitors the unique opportunity to talk to representatives from universities and colleges and other organisations about the study prospects available to them within the creative arts and associated career avenues.

Features include over 90 exhibitors, workshops and demonstrations.

Subjects covered include: art, design, media, fashion, architecture, ceramics, 3D animation, mobile phone technology, multi media and much more.

For more information visit the UCAS website or contact us, MFAadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Add date to your diary
Venue:
ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London
E16 1XL
Sat Nav: E16 1DR

Visiting Artist Programme continues: Lindsey Seers on Thursday 30th October, 2014

The School of Music and Fine Art were delighted to welcome Lindsey Seers to the next of our Visiting Artists series.
30th October, 2014

lindsay seers poster

  • Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free, everyone welcome

Lindsay Seers is an artist based in London but working internationally.

She is currently exhibiting in MIRRORCITY, Hayward Gallery, London 14th October 2014 – 4th January 2015.

Seer’s practice is one of storytelling. Her stories are told through unique combinations of photography, performance, video, animation and installation. Because she weaves together history(s), philosophical concepts, intimate stories and the apparatus of the camera to explore sea-faring and migration her work is astonishingly relevant for students working in the Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Students throughout the School of Music and Fine Art will be particularly interested in how Seers reconfigures the past and the way that different narratives can be told. Our current understanding of how the personal and the collective, the factual and the fictional are unfolded, enabling us to ask – who tells the story, whose story is it, what is our role as readers and, crucially, can different stories be told?
As our site here in Chatham is replete with historical narratives that create an endless repository for investigation of our past and how it shapes the present we are particular delighted to welcome Lindsay to our campus.

Seers’ works embody complex philosophical ideas and ?employ elusive and atmospheric doublings that expose a multilayered analysis of the nature of art, artifice and the role of the artist.
(Emma Dexter, ’60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future’, Thames & Hudson)

Seers’ is the recipient of the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award ?2012 and the Paul Hamlyn Award 2010.
In 2009 she won the Derek Jarman Award

Further Links

For further research please visit Lindsay’s website for information about her practice.
http://www.lindsayseers.info/

Tonight’s Visiting Artist Talk: Hannah Rickards

Hannah Rickards’ works explore the elusive landscape of perception, language and translation.

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014

  • Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free, everyone welcome

Her attention is particularly drawn to natural phenomena such as thunder, mirage and the aurora borealis. She closely examines these occurrences – and how we experience them – through moving image, sound and installation works.

Rickards’ scrupulous and investigative methodology involves the detailed deconstruction of her chosen subject. Breaking sounds or physiological occurrences down into minute parts for individual examination, her intense artistic gaze scrutinises each particle of information from a number of angles before reconstruction and eventual presentation.

Hannah Rickards lives and works in London. She was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. A survey of her work was recently held at Modern Art Oxford, accompanied by a publication examining her practice. She has also presented solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom and Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton and at the South London Gallery.

She has recently completed a year-long residency within Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University, and is just opened a solo exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery, Fogo Island, Canada.

Preparatory research material on Hannah Rickards for the students to begin forming questions from:

http://www.afterall.org/online/_it-sounds-like-a-legend_hannah-rickards-at-modern-art-oxford#.VDztfeevwnU

http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/the-portal/hannah-rickards_s-portal

and this: https://vimeo.com/88637535

This week we welcome Visiting Artist Hannah Rickards

Hannah Rickards’ works explore the elusive landscape of perception, language and translation.

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23rd October, 2014

  • Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free, everyone welcome

Hannah Rickards

Her attention is particularly drawn to natural phenomena such as thunder, mirage and the aurora borealis. She closely examines these occurrences – and how we experience them – through moving image, sound and installation works.

Rickards’ scrupulous and investigative methodology involves the detailed deconstruction of her chosen subject. Breaking sounds or physiological occurrences down into minute parts for individual examination, her intense artistic gaze scrutinises each particle of information from a number of angles before reconstruction and eventual presentation.

Hannah Rickards lives and works in London. She was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. A survey of her work was recently held at Modern Art Oxford, accompanied by a publication examining her practice. She has also presented solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom and Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton and at the South London Gallery.

She has recently completed a year-long residency within Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University, and is just opened a solo exhibition at the Fogo Island Gallery, Fogo Island, Canada.

Preparatory research material on Hannah Rickards for the students to begin forming questions from:

http://www.afterall.org/online/_it-sounds-like-a-legend_hannah-rickards-at-modern-art-oxford#.VDztfeevwnU

http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/the-portal/hannah-rickards_s-portal

and this: https://vimeo.com/88637535

Come and see ‘Visiting Artist’ Fiona Boundy – Curator and Creative Producer

We are delighted that Fiona joins our Programme of female Visiting Artists for this second event this year.

  • 16th October, 2014
  • Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
  • 17.30-16.30
  • Free, everyone welcome

Visiting Artists_Fiona BoundyFiona Boundy is a Curator and Producer who predominantly works within the field of commissioning contemporary visual art. Between 2000 and 2005, she was Gallery Director at Gasworks, London. From 2006 – 2008.

Fiona was the Director of Exhibitions and Development at A Foundation, Liverpool and was responsible for establishing Greenland Street, a 3000sqm exhibition space devoted to the commissioning of ambitious and risk taking new works. Fiona is an experienced fundraiser and was responsible for securing over £1.2 million towards The William Morris Gallery Capital Campaign.

She is currently responsible for curating and delivering Artlands North Kent a series of public realm commissions and outreach programmes. Fiona is also working on the development and delivery of a series of legacy commissions for the London Legacy Development Cooperation including East London Mobile Workshop and Art Moves – an exhibition at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park celebrating the extraordinary world of mobile art vehicles.

Download the Poster: Visiting Artists_Fiona Boundy

Further links:

www.artlandsnorthkent.org.uk

Welcome back to our Visiting Artists Talks – a new programme for 2014-15

Come and experience inspirations and advice from an amazing array of professional female artists as part of our successful programme of Visiting Artists, returning for a second year.

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Following the succecss of the the first ever series of Fine Art talks during 2014/15 , for this year we are offering a real diversity from some very significant female artists for 2014/5. These talks are FREE to attend, and anyone is welcome to come along, no need to reply, just turn up to the School of Music and Fine Art at the Historic Dockyard, Chatam. The Clock Tower Building, Lecture Theatre. ME4 4TZ

We run this series as part of the innovative Fine Art curriculum throughout the year. We invite acclaimed artists to give come along the to the School of Music and Fine Art and provide a detailed presentation of their work, share their experiences and give one-off tutorials.

Our Visiting Artists have leading reputations in a wide range of fields including, installation, artist’s film and video, sound, performance, painting, sculpture, publishing and curating.

Visit the webpage here
Download the Poster Artist Talks Series Autumn 2014
Visit the Events Calendar

Ruth Ewan kicks off the first Visiting Artist Talk for 2014/15

Ruth Ewan, based in London who’s practice includes sound, text, print, and process-based live events, often creating context specific art projects, which highlight the continued relevance of particular historic moments to the present.

Ruth Ewan

9th October, 2014

  • Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
  • 17.30-16.30
  • Free, everyone welcom

Ruth Ewan frequently works with collaborators to realise her projects, which are often grounded in focused research into the social and political history of the site in which they are based.
Previous projects have involved historians, activists, archaeologists, bakers, school children, buskers and composers.

Ruth’s best known work A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World is an interactive archive of over 1,500 socially engaged songs from across the world which are catergorised into themes such as ‘Law and Order’, ‘Feminism’, ‘Freedom’
and ‘Slavery’.
This project has been shown in museums
internationally including New Museum,
New York, Prada Foundation, Venice and
Tate Liverpool.

Her audio project ‘The Darks’ is currently
on show at Tate Britain and she is working
towards a major solo exhibition at
Camden Arts Centre, London in 2015.

Download the Poster

Further links:

http://ruthewan.com
http://www.frieze.com/shows/review/ruth-ewan/ http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-darks
https://www.bookworks.org.uk/node/1749 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rmnn9
http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/the-portal/ruth-ewan_s-portal
http://artmuseum.pl/en/wydarzenia/rewolucyjny-kalendarz-adwentowy-ruth-ewan

Stour Valley Arts Residency for Fine Art students

This month sees Nadeen Adbulla and Maegan Newbury, who were awarded the prestigous artist residency with Stour Valley Arts take their place in the Forest Studio.

stour valley arts

The University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art and the Stour Valley Arts work closely together to provide exciting opportunities for upcoming artists to undertake residencies in their newly converted Forest Studio on the edge of King’s Wood, Challock in Kent.

This month, the successful student artists take their place among the wildlife for two weeks in order to undertake a series of self-directed work as part of this fantastic opportunity with Stour Valley Arts in their new residency environment.

Maegan and Nadeen were awarded the residency amid a high level of applicants, there were over 150 artists vying for the chance to enjoy this unique and rewarding process-led opportunity that helps students build their artist experience in a ‘real-world’ setting that goes beyond the gallery space, as well as the thrill of working and living in the forest. This opportunity comes as part of the the Fine Art degree programme at the School and supports the module ‘Place and Site’.

SVAIt is with great pleasure that this year we are able to offer residencies to two students who thrived through the process of ‘Place & Site’. Nadeen and Maegan will have the opportunity to use Forest Studio and King’s Wood as their testing ground for 2 weeks. – Forest Studio and SVA.

Read more
Forest Studio
Stour Valley Arts
Interested in applying for Artist Residency 2015?