The University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art presents the Fine Art Degree Show 2015 in the extraordinary environment of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, featuring the work of forty graduating BA and MA Fine Art students.
Opening with a preview on Saturday May 23rd 2pm-6pm, they are proud to announce an introductory speech at 3pm, by international, award-winning artist, Lindsay Seers.
Opening hours: 24th, 25th, 28th May – 1st June 10-5pm
Contact the university on 01634 888 980 for more information.
The exhibition is open to all and is free to attend.
Continuing a tradition of showcasing bold, exploratory exhibitions curated by the University of Kent’s Fine Art students, framed by the stunning backdrop of one of the country’s most iconic locations, the Historic Dockyard Chatham, visitors will encounter a broad range of artistic styles and media, an explosion of imagination and a celebration of art’s potential for society.
This exhibition offers the public a fascinating insight into contemporary art’s most recent practices and processes; from an installation imagining a future Kent submerged below the sea, to psycho-geographical explorations of Rainham marshes and the communities along the Hoo peninsula. Visitors will discover art installations revealing acoustic experiments in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, human ‘hosts’ dispersing half-remembered childhood smells, a personal archaeology of colonialism in South Africa and bizarre kinetic feeding machines.
The Degree Show’s aim is to encourage audiences to explore the potential of Medway as a dynamic hub for the creative arts, with the School of Music and Fine Art as a major conduit for these activities, positively impacting on the community and offering imaginative suggestions and visionary strategies for cultural regeneration.
As well as involving students from Kent, and elsewhere in the UK, this year’s Degree Show exhibitors include student artists from Japan, Latvia, Malta, Nepal, Italy, Cyprus, Poland, Hong Kong and Sudan.