12 July 2011
Two lecturers from the Media Department at Canterbury Christ Church University received recognition for their extraordinary talent and vision, by having their work displayed at two world famous exhibitions this summer.
'Kryziu Kalnas' (Hill of Crosses) Scene One, by Angus Fraser
Photography lecturer Angus Fraser is exhibiting two images at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition between 7 June and 15 August. The exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established and emerging artists.
The Academy’s Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants, with over 12,000 entries received this year from 27 countries.
Angus said: “I feel honored to have been selected to display my work at the Royal Academy, as I am exhibiting next to some of the biggest names in the art world. It will have a great impact on my career and I want to pass my knowledge and experience on to our students and reassure them of the quality of the teaching they receive, as well as inspire them to be creative and innovative.
“The main piece of work I submitted for the exhibition forms part of a major project I am working on based on pilgrimage shrines, both religious and secular.”
tender (2010) by Andrew Bruce
Sessional lecturer, Andrew Bruce, will be taking part in the Galerie Huit Open Salon competition at the Arles Photography Festival 2011 this month.
Galerie Huit Open Salon 2011 is an International Photographic Competition designed to showcase cutting-edge contemporary and emerging photography from around the world, as well as to promote new work by talented artists, enabling them to exhibit and receive exposure during the renowned international Photography Festival in Southern France.
Andrew said: “The Arles festival is to photography what the Cannes festival is to film. I am delighted and proud to showcase my work alongside internationally renowned artists.
“I have submitted six images from the series: tender (2010). We divide the landscape and exclude nature from our day-to-day existence. We barely notice the ‘thud’ when we literally come into contact with animals - my work takes that ‘thud’ as its starting point. Tender is a meditation upon life, death and our increasingly detached relationship to nature. There is a duality in the title; on the one hand it is about a loving act, on the other hand it’s about something being sore to touch. Tender is an act of compassion. By embracing the animal, I try to embrace the inevitability of death itself.”
For more information on the artists visit: www.angus-fraser.com and www.brucebruce.co.uk
Notes to Editor
Angus Fraser started his career in photography in the commercial sector, where he has established himself as an award winning photographer both for his commissioned work as well as his personal images. He has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery after winning an award in their annual photography prize as well as awards in the Association of Photographers and the London Photographic Awards. His work has been published in numerous publications.
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, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
- In 2010 the Faculty of Education received ‘outstanding’ 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.
- 94 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
- 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.