Press Release

24 June 2011

Sidney Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce its last exhibition of this season, showcasing art work by talented PGCE students between 30 June and 14 July.

Future Art and Design teachers from Canterbury Christ Church University have put together a vibrant exhibition that features examples of their own creative practice in a rich variety of 2D and 3D media and processes that include drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and animation.

A key feature of the exhibition is that the soon to be teachers will be exhibiting alongside their pupils. Visitors to the “In the Making” exhibition will be able to experience the diversity, creativity and richness of ideas which the PGCE students and their pupils have produced. This exhibition was created as a response to the intense and exciting experience of learning to become teacher-artists. 

The exhibition is a celebration of their achievements, as well as of the strong partnership link between the University’s Education Faculty and the Secondary schools in Kent and Medway. 

Sidney Cooper Gallery will open its doors to visitors between 30 June and 14 July. For more information on the exhibition, please visit or call 01227 453 267.

The gallery’s 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.


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