Rob Ball, Senior Lecturer in Photography, will have a new installation piece showing at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Senior Lecturer in Photography, Rob Ball, has an exhibition of tintypes opening as part of Margate Festival.
Dr Karen Shepherdson, Reader in Photography in the School of Media Art and Design, has a new exhibition at Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria.
Two of our Fine Art students, Christie Grant and Kate Monan, have had work selected for a group show.
Artist Sam Vale has produced the exhibition Latent: A hidden history to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Senior Lecturer Charles Williams has a joint exhibition opening in Deal.
Linden Hall Studio presents the work of Arthur Neal, William Plumptre and Charles Williams, three artists whose careers have spanned the late twentieth century and early twenty-first and whose work contains many of the concerns, obsessions and interests of this particular time in British culture. Reflections on Modernism and Post-modernism, on the breaking down of ideas about authenticity and a search for some kind of truth or beauty in the mass of contradictions that characterizes our time are contained in these works. In the end it is only in the constant practice of making and remaking that brings what resolution is possible.
4 September 2016-2 October 2016
Linden Hall Studio
Contemporary Art Gallery
32 St George’s Road
Born in Evanston, Illinois, USA, Charles Williams was educated at Kent College in Canterbury, Maidstone College of Art and the Royal Academy, London. He was elected to the New English Art Club (NEAC) in 1996 and in 1999 was a founder member of the Stuckist group. He has shown his work in London, the UK and abroad, including a solo exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in California. He is the author of Basic Drawing (Robert Hale, 2011) and Basic Watercolour (Robert Hale, 2014).
Graphic Design lecturer Kate McLean is showing one of her smellscapes at National Library of Scotland.
The smellscape of our world is in constant flux as smells come and go, meandering amongst architectures, vehicles and nature, between people and their everyday routines, indexing rhythms, life and activity. The invisibility of smell, both as a physical entity and as a social construct in the prevailing sensory order has led scholars to call for further study in how the urban smellscape may be detected, recorded, stored and communicated. The Sensory Maps project http://sensorymaps.com uses design methodologies to render visible geo-located olfactory sense-data through creative mapping practices and one work; “Smells of Auld Reekie on a very breezy day in 2011” by Kate McLean is on display at National Library of Scotland’s You Are Here: A journey through maps exhibition in Edinburgh from now until April 2017.
You Are Here challenges what we know about maps, how they are made and how we understand them. It shows the skills of the map makers and the aesthetics and usefulness of maps.
See http://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/maps for further details.
Kate McLean is a sensory designer, cartographer, photographer and smell collector. Educated in the UK and USA she has a BA (Hons) in Related Arts from the University of Chichester and a diploma in Graphic Design from NESADSU in Boston, USA. Her MFA (with distinction) is from Edinburgh College of Art. As Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design she specialises in typography and information design.
Photography lecturer Dr Sam Vale has curated a literally enlightening exhibition at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Catching the Light explores artists’ fascination with light, how it is used as a material to preserve the essence of place, time and experience, evoking feelings such as nostalgia, wonder and otherness. This exhibition sets to survey light as a medium in the practice of ten contemporary artists, employing a range of media from video based work, to pinhole photography, sculpture and camera obscura.
The works in the exhibition have been developed as practice-based research into the different attributes of light, examining diverse themes and ideas. The exhibition features Michaela French’s Collection from the Museum of Light, which is a series of artworks that reference a cabinet of curiosity and museum archive. The artwork seeks to preserve the essence of place, time and experience through precisely recorded light samples. It creates a visually poetic space, which reflects the ephemeral nature of the human experience of light, as well as our desire to capture and catalogue our experience through the mediated image.
In dialogue with these works are Emma Weislander’s work Black Mirror, Nigel Breadman’s Pinhole Photography, Sophy Rickett’s photographic series Observations, Melanie King’s Hubble Polaroids and artists Marja Pirilä and Petri Nuutinen’s Camera Obscura Buckets.
Also on exhibition are Dr Sam Vale’s images from Loop: The stupid things that adults do, which is a practical research project that explores ideas of repetition using pinhole photography.
The aim of each image is to record the duration of a full circuit of the bus route “The Thanet Loop” in one single flat image. Repeating exactly the same journey on different days, the work explores the differentiation that can occur in replication. The resulting images capture the qualities of light on each day, becoming atmospheric portraits of the Isle of Thanet – a location noted by artist J. M.W. Turner for its beautiful quality of light.
Catching the Light is on at the Sidney Cooper Gallery (Canterbury) and continues until 27 August 2016
Dr Sam Vale holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from Portsmouth University, an MA in Sequential Design from Brighton University and a PhD from the University of the Arts London (L.C.C.). A selection of his work is available on his website.
James Frost will be exhibiting photographic works in the group exhibition ‘ON PAPER’ at UntitledBCN, Barcelona from 15th- 21st August.
This exhibition will take place during the Festes de Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s most famous street festivals which makes it the busiest time for Gràcia, and the gallery, of the whole year. Originally organised by and for the residents of Gràcia, the originality and beauty of the festival street decorations became world famous and now people come from all over Barcelona and the world to see them and attend the hundreds of events
Further details of the exhibition will be found at www.untitledbcn.com
James’s website is here.
Local animator,and video artist Jo Samuel, is holding a new interactive video and audio installation, Natural Perceptions, at Pie Factory, this summer.