Press Release

21 January 2014

The Sidney Cooper Gallery is welcoming the international film artist, John Smith, to exhibit his survey of works that date back to 1975.

John Smith is a British artist who has produced over fifty works of art that have been showcased in cinemas, art galleries and on televisions around the World. He has been recognised internationally being presented with numerous major awards at prestigious film festivals.

Still from 'Om'- Copyright: John Smith
Still from 'Om'- Copyright: John Smith

A selection of his work will be presented between the 16th January and the 13th February, including his early short films: ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’ and ‘Om’, through to more recent pieces such as ‘Horizon (Five Pounds a Belgian)’ and ‘Unusual Red Cardigan’.

As part of the season of film curated by the Sidney Cooper Gallery, John Smith’s work will be accompanied by a residency by Ben Rowley, Canterbury Christ Church University filmmaker, and a symposium exploring the changing dynamics of experimental film in the 21st century.

John Smith will also be giving a talk about his work as part of the Media, Art and Design 2014 research seminars. The talk will take place on 29th January between 4.15pm and 5.30pm. Places are free but need to be reserved by contacting the Sidney Cooper Gallery.

Notes to Editor

Sidney Cooper Gallery

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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 across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 94% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2012 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2011/12 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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