University of Kent
Degree Show 2014
Join us for a celebration of achievements and discover emerging new talent.
Continuing our tradition of showcasing a bold, exploratory exhibition curated by the students themselves, final year Fine Art students (collectively as ‘IAM Presents’), including presentations by Creative Events: Design and Production and performances by Music and Audio Arts students, will together deliver the Degree Show 2014 at the School of Music and Fine Art.
University of Kent, Degree Show 2014
School of Music and Fine Art
Private Viewing: 24th May, 2014 (2-8.30pm) – by invitation only
Public Viewing: 25th, 26th, 29th May – 2nd June (10am -5pm)
Education Day: 2nd June (10am -5pm)
The clock is now ticking and the countdown has begun to the School of Music and Fine Art’s annual event, the Degree Show 2014, which will be opened on May 24th when we welcome two special guest speakers; Humphrey Ocean, Royal Academy Professor of Perspective and renowned painter and researcher and Graham McKenzie, Artistic Director of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Framed by the stunning backdrop of one of the country’s iconic locations, amid extraordinary architecture of contrasting timber frames, the Covered Slip 3 structure at the Historic Dockyard Chatham provides a perfect platform to present contemporary art that positively impacts the community and offers suggestions and strategies for cultural regeneration. The aim of our show this year is to encourage audiences to explore the potential for Medway as a hub for the creative arts.
Over 50 students get to showcase their work. BA and MA Fine Art students (collectively ‘IAM Presents’), will be exhibiting, and there will be performances by BMus. BSc and MA students from Music and Audio Arts programmes and presentations by BA Creative Events students. Spanning the creative arts, from painting and photography to sound and sculpture and film to performance, the Degree Show will be opening for private viewing on Saturday 24th May, then open 25th, 26th and 29th May through to 2nd June.
This year we are extending the show to include a special ‘Education Day’ on June 2nd where pupils and students at schools and colleges are encouraged to come along and see the work of students at The School of Music and Fine Art, take part in workshops and get a tour of the fantastic facilities at the Dockyard.
The event is open to all and free to attend with entry from Historic Dockyard Chatham Visitor Entrance via The Galvanising Shop, to the Covered Slip 3, The Engineering Workshop and rest of the exhibition.
Contact the School Reception for more information. MFAReception@kent.ac.uk or telephone 01634 888 980
School of Music and Fine Art - Final Year Students 2014
Fine Art Students - IAM
Final Year undergraduate Fine Art students, in collaboration with the MA Fine Art students have grouped together to form 'IAM'.
The group have already exhibited in their IAM Presents Interim Show in December 2013. They are now organising their show and IAM warmly invite you to attend the Degree Show 2014, at School of Music and Fine Art. “We are delighted to invite you to help celebrate our achievements in this year’s innovative degree show, crossing the boundaries of disciplines and demonstrate some exciting and unique work.View our Kickstarter campaign.”
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For 2014, IAM are delighted to present an innovative audio visual experience, a collaborative degree show where students join together to showcase their degree work. Staged alongside the stunning backdrop of the Historic Dockyard Chatham at The Mezzanine, Slip 3, 43 students will exhibit to family, friends, potential employers in this cross-disciplinary event, through an inspirational exhibition of their degree work and launching their professional careers.
December 2013 saw the beginning of the lead up to the School of Music and Fine Art’s 3rd year Degree Show with an Interim Show. Bringing together the works of 42 upcoming artists, I AM exhibited their approach to contemporary art. Working in a variety of mediums, the exhibition provided an exclusive insight into their current practice and development.
Over the course of their time at the University of Kent, a process of research and experimentation has resulted in an exhibition of engrossing installations, evocative films and a diverse display of painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibition took place in a former retail environment in ‘Intra’, a space between Rochester and Chatham; the space, previously occupied as “Featherstone”, is saturated with history. The building was given a new lease of life, as I AM reinterpreted the space, transporting it to the present. After Christmas the space will be redeveloped by the Coal Shed Press as a printmaking centre for Medway, opening the space up for the community, through a shop and a programme of printmaking course.
IAM have a range of ways in which you can follow them:
You Tube: www.youtube.comuser/iampresents
IAM Website: www.iampresents.com
Meet the Artists:
Jade Newman Brown
Vivien Lk Yau
Creative Events Final Year Students - Premise
Creative Events students showcase their work in the Degree Show, entitled ‘Premise’.
Creative Events: Design and Production is a unique course that trains you to bring creative concepts and visualisations to life in different scaled events, creating interactive and immersive environments that may have a singular or multifaceted commercial, educational or aesthetic rationale.
This year, the third year students will be taking part in the Degree Show to showcase their talent through a number of projects; hypothetical and realised. As ephemerality is inherent to events, documentation and visualisation are our means to communicate what has been achieved and will be achieved.
This is our premise: the beginning of our futures in the creative world. Come and see for yourselves!
View the Posters
Meet the Students
Emily Min Yee Chee
Laura Smith O'Driscoll
Music and Audio Arts Final Year Students
Music and Audio Arts students will be delighting visitors each day throughout the show.
Situated in the back of the Galvanising Shop with an eclectic mix of live performances and recitals as well as pre-recorded compositions and pieces of sound design. The School’s 32-speaker platform the ‘Music and Audio Arts Sound Theatre’ (MAAST) will also be showcased during the event. There will be a schedule of music events to cover the two weeks over the Degree Show which will be available a little closer to the time.