Sidney Cooper Gallery

Events

Life Drawing with Roy Eastland

Life Drawing with Roy Eastland

Artist Roy Eastland is running a series of workshops on Life Drawing. These sessions will include a mixture of drawing exercises, demonstrations, whole-group and one-to-one tuition. The classes are suitable for experienced, practicing artists and for nervous ‘beginners’ as well. All materials are provided. Booking is essential .

Five week evening course
3, 10, 17, 24 November and 2 December
6 - 8.30pm
Sidney Cooper Drawing Studio
£55 / £50 concessions for all five sessions

Day Workshops
Saturday 19 September
10am – 4pm, with one hour lunch break
Sidney Cooper Drawing Studio
£35 / £30 concessions, per day

Soft Ground Etching with Found Objects with Euphemia MacTavish

Saturday 12 September
10am – 4pm
Augustine Art Centre Print Room
£45 / £40 concessions

An object is pressed into soft wax causing an impression which is bitten in acid and printed. The object could be a finger print, feather, material, cut card, string, to structure an image. The finger print could symbolize a circle, feather movement, material, lace cut to shape a building, string to draw a line, abstract or realistic. Suitable for all abilities.

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Image: A Frame, George Eksts. Wall drawing with hand-dyed cotton ribbon, wooden bobbins. Courtesy the artist.

Artists Talk: George Eksts

Tuesday 22 September
5 - 6pm
£6 / £4 Concessions

Exhibiting artist George Eksts will give a talk about his practice and the new pieces created during his residency.

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Deep Etch in Two Colours with Euphemia MacTavish

Saturday 26 September
10am – 4pm
Augustine Art Centre Print Room
45 / 40 concessions

A line or shape produced with brush or pen onto the plate will be bitten in acid to produce a deep cavern with which to fill one colour. The second colour is top rolled to produce a startling two colour etching in one printing. Imagine a turquoise line on a red background. Suitable for all abilities.

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The Pickers, 2010, Adam Chodzko. Production still from single screen video. Courtesy the artist.

Adam Chodzko in Conversation with Dr Andy Birtwistle

Thursday 15 October
5.30 - 6.30pm
6 / 4 concessions

Exhibiting artist Adam Chodzko will be in conversation with Dr. Andy Birtwistle, Director of The Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Yet, 2005, Adam Chodzko. Production still from single screen video. Courtesy the artist.

Hannah Conroy on Adam Chodzko

Tuesday 27 October
5 - 6pm
6 / 4 concessions

Hannah Conroy, Curator of Folkestone Artworks, will give a talk on Adam Chodzko’s practice in relation to place.

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Polychromatic Silkscreen with Dawn Dupree

Saturday 21 November
10am – 4pm
Augustine Art Centre Print Room
45 / 40 concessions

On this workshop, you will be introduced to polychromatic printing; a direct and hand-painted method of screen printing using dyes. You will learn to create your own one-off prints with an opportunity to experiment in a relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for all abilities.

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Copse, 2011, Alastair Mackie. Courtesy the artist.

Alistair Mackie in Conversation with Kath Abiker

Tuesday 8 December
5 - 6pm
6 / 4 concessions

Exhibiting artist Alistair Mackie will be in conversation with theorist Kath Abiker.

Canterbury Scratch Orchestra

Saturday 12 December
12 - 4pm
Free

Canterbury Scratch Orchestra, named after the experimental performance collective formed in 1969, is a student ensemble defined by a spirit of improvisation, adventurousness and creative ownership.

This performance responds to Alastair Mackie's installation through singing. Voices occupy the space, sometimes accompanied by the presence of singers, questioning the distinction between natural and manufactured sound.

Admission is free, unless stated otherwise.

To book places for free events, please phone the gallery on (01227) 453267 or email gallery@canterbury.ac.uk .

Payments can be made in person at the gallery with cash, card, or by cheque (payable to Canterbury Christ Church University). Alternatively, cheques may be posted to Sidney Cooper Gallery, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ. Please include your name, contact details, and the name and date of the event you wish to attend.

The gallery is open Tuesdays - Fridays 10.30am - 5pm, and Saturdays 11.30am - 5pm. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, and in between exhibitions. Please check on the Exhibitions pages for dates.