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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.


Fine Art graduates exhibit as emerging talent in Kent Degree Show

School of Music and Fine Art graduates of 2014, Sophie Dixon, Michael Sullivan and Claire Orme represent the University of Kent in a county-wide Degree Show.


01 August – 13 September
Private View Thursday 31 July  6–8pm

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery,
Buckhurst Lane,
TN13 1LQ      

The Sun_film still for Kent Degree Show
Credit: “The Sun” (film still), 2013, Piotr Sitko.

Following the success of the School of Music and Fine Art end of year Degree Show 2014, three students have been selected to go forward and represent the school in an exhibition showcasing emerging talent across Kent.

The Kent Degree Show will exhibit a selection of work from Kent’s 2014 Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes student’s work from Canterbury Christ Church University, K College, University of Kent, and University for the Creative Arts.

Exhibiting artists: Jemma Braidwood, Sophie Dixon, James Duck, Verity Hunt, Josephine Mankelow, Shona McGovern, Simon Merrifield & Claire Orme, Timothy Noble, Maggy Rodd, Piotr Sitko, Diane Smalley and Michael Sullivan.

The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery is a contemporary space run by Kent County Council to show new and experimental work from local artists.

The exhibition is free to visitors and runs from 01 August – 13 September.

RSVP: kaleidoscope@kent.gov.uk 

KCC art council