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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

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  • 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.

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://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