Sidney Cooper Gallery

Future Exhibitions

Image: Cedric Christie From One Show to One Wall, 2014, photograph by Paul Tucker

Cedric Christie
Massive Retrospective – Up to Now

17th April - 16th May

Cedric Christie’s work explores a broad range of cultural and art historical references, often using humour and irony as subtle vehicles of communication. Writing about Christie’s 2013 solo show ‘When Painting Collapses, You Have Beautiful Sculptures’, Jessica Bunyard describes how his work attempts “to transform one medium - painting, into another - sculpture. This is not just an art historical attempt to explore the supposed death of painting, but an investigation into interdisciplinary transformation … Through their use of colour and metal, they physically appear as though they are undergoing a transformation from a colour painting to a metal sculpture or vice versa.”

In ‘A Massive Retrospective - Up To Now’, Christie explains that he wants to examine the question of expectation: at what point does one make work hoping to see it all together? - “this came about after walking around the Late Turner exhibition at Tate Britain, where there were two paintings I was happy to have ‘met’ - which gave me the question: did I need to see all the others? And all at the same time? Did Turner actually want me to?” Cedric Christie lives and works in London.

BA Fine and Applied Arts/ BA Visual Art and Design Degree Show

30th May -13th June

Graduating students from our art degree programmes will showcase their work in the Sidney Cooper Gallery and painting studios, Augustine House and the Augustine Art Centre.

Work will include painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, film, photography and digital art.

BA Photography Degree Show

19 - 27th June

This show celebrates our students’ achievements and showcases extracts from their final year photographic projects. exhibits feature a wide range of work from individual portfolios, including examples of portraiture, fine art, landscape and documentary photography.

BA Digital Design Suite Degree Show

19 - 27th June

The 2015 Digital Design Suite degree show presents the very best project work of the final year graduates from BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Web Design and BA (Hons) Multimedia Design. It includes creative outputs in print, interactive media, moving image and installation.

In The Making…PGCE Exhibitions

8th -18th July

In the Making is the culmination of the Post Graduate Certificate of Education students' response to this intense and exciting experience of learning to become artist-designer/teachers.

Graduates from the PGCE 11-18 Art and Design Technology courses here at Canterbury Christ Church University celebrate their achievements and the strong partnership link between Canterbury Christ Church's Education Faculty and the Secondary schools in Kent and Medway. The exhibition features examples of their own creative practice, their work as teachers in a rich variety and range of 2D and 3D media and examples of the pupils and students they have worked with during their PGCE course.

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.