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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.

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
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ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL
Sat Nav: E16 1DR

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.

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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.

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