Press Release

20 December 2011

Students from six secondary schools across East Kent are displaying their works at The Sidney Cooper Gallery early next year.

Image © Vanessa Liu - Boyfriend in the style of Hockney. Oil on canvas board.
Image © Vanessa Liu - Boyfriend in the style of Hockney. Oil on canvas board

Artists of tomorrow: I am Me, on display between 6 January and 18 January 2012, will showcase a variety of pieces chosen by students under the theme of ‘self’.

Using a wide range of artistic processes and materials, the exhibition will celebrate emerging talent from the schools with all pieces exploring an interpretation of self-image.

Hazel Stone, Curator for the Sidney Cooper Gallery, said: “I am Me will bring together a selection of pieces from some fantastic new artists to create an exhibition which will explore a poignant theme for the younger generation. 

“Self-image is a topic which is interpreted so uniquely between young people and I’m looking forward to seeing the variety of works all selected by the students themselves at the gallery next month.”   

The six secondary schools involved in this year’s exhibition include, The Canterbury High School, Herne Bay High, Homewood School, Kent College, Weald of Kent and The Archbishop’s School.

For more information on the exhibition contact 01227 453267, email or log on to

The Sidney Cooper Gallery, St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, CT1 2BQ is open Tuesday to Friday from10.30am – 5pm, Saturday 11.30am to 5pm and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free and disabled access is available. 

Notes to Editor

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 subject areas.

  • We are the third highest university in England for student employability, with 94.3% of our recent graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • In 2012 we will celebrate our Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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