13 May 2011
A wonderful exhibition of fine art produced by 40 Canterbury Christ Church University students marks the culmination of three years' of hard work.
© Rebecca Hunter, 2011
New graduates of the Fine and Applied Arts programme will be showcasing their extraordinary talent and creative evolution between 28 May and 11 June at a number of Canterbury venues.
This exhibition includes a variety of media including ceramics, paintings, prints, sculpture, video and drawings. The work is inventive and varied exemplifying the wide range of materials, techniques and ideas that the students have explored.
The show will take place on three sites. Paintings and Prints will be at on display at the Sidney Cooper Gallery and studios, ceramics and sculpture can be seen on the second floor of Augustine House and at the Augustine Art Centre next door.
Maggie Williams, Programme Director for the Fine & Applied Arts Programme, said: “We are interested in finding each student’s strengths and passion for art, and teaching them the skills and academic thinking to support their endeavours. I feel very proud to see the excellent work that our students have produced.
© Lois Jones, Gethin
“The large cohort of exhibiting students means that we have extended the exhibition area to Augustine House which is an exceptional venue to exhibit.“
For more information on the exhibition, please visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/sidney-cooper or call 01227 453 267.
The Sidney Cooper Gallery opening times are: Tuesday to Friday 11am – 5.30pm and Saturday 12noon – 5.30pm.
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 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
• In 2010 the Faculty of Education received top grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.