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Trip the Light Fantastic

06 January 2010

Artist Sarah Blood will be exhibiting her works at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury from Saturday 9 January 2010.

One of Sarah Bloods creations on display.
One of Sarah Bloods creations on display.

Sarah’s exhibition ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ will show her latest creations, including ‘CariBoo’ and ‘Duck!’, light-hearted takes on traditional hunting trophies.

Sarah’s work is a response to personal experiences such as memory, mortality and the human condition. The main focus for her work is light, which is explored through glass, neon gases and a variety of art materials, to create minimalist abstract works.

Sarah said: “Artists rarely make works for themselves. However, born from a desire to have some cool neon in my home, this work was developed because I wanted it.”

Sarah Blood ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ will be on display in Gallery 1 until Saturday 23 January.
Sidney Cooper Gallery, St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, is open Tuesday to Friday, 11am-5.30pm and Saturday 12pm-5.30pm.

Notes to Editor

Sarah Blood exhibits widely throughout the world including UK, Europe, Hong Kong, the Arab Emirates and USA. She is currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University has, since its foundation by the Church of England as a teacher training college in 1962, developed a wide range of taught programmes, research and educational services. It continues to be the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the major public services.

The University now has over 15,500 students based in five Faculties: Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Education, Health and Social Care, Social and Applied Sciences.  Our 1,500 staff contribute to the University’s work at our five campuses: Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone (in partnership with the Creative Foundation and the University of Greenwich), Medway (in partnership with the Universities of Greenwich and Kent with Mid-Kent College) and Tunbridge Wells.

In so doing we seek to sustain the University’s Mission:
‘Inspired by the University’s Church of England Foundation and the aspirations of its students and staff, our mission is to pursue excellence in academic and professional higher education thereby enriching both individuals and society.’


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