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Artists explore and communicate identity in new exhibition

31 August 2012

An inspiring, dynamic and thought provoking exhibition by final year Masters students from Canterbury Christ Church University will be unveiled on Friday 7 September 2012 at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.

Artist's work on display at the exhibition
Artist's work on display at the exhibition

'The Lightest Light, the Darkest Dark' features a collection of work from eight artists studying MA Fine and Applied Arts, and will see a combination of sculpture, paintings and graffiti.

Bob Stone, Programme Director, said: “What these graduating artists have at their core is an understanding of how and what comprises identity. Their work allows us to see entirely different perceptions of this through their individual portrayal of the world.”

The exhibition will include examples of post-feminist soft mermaid sculptures tinged with darkness, portrayed through a melted Barbie doll.

Artist's work on display at the exhibition
Artwork on display at the exhibition

A life-sized white mannequin with a ringing telephone head will also be a prominent piece, whilst graffiti covers a suburban lounge in an installation that will provoke a shocking realisation of urban areas.

Painted personal myths, including hamburger GI Joes and bible inspired monkey Popes will also challenge the visitor’s imagination and interpretation.

The exhibition is open to the public from 8-22 September 2012.

Admission is free of charge. The Sidney Cooper Gallery, St Peter's Street, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, is open to the public Tuesday to Friday, 10:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 11:30am to 5pm. The Exhibition will be closed Sunday and Monday. 

 

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • We are the third highest university in England for graduates in employment, with 94.3% of our most recent UK undergraduates employed or in further study six months after completing their studies.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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