Art UCLP TripPosted on: 21/06/2019
Twelve students spent the day at the Jarman Building on the University of Kent campus looking at the ‘Catching Flies’ exhibition. The exhibition itself is about distractions of daily life and the students saw examples painting, drawings, films, sound pieces and textiles.
After having a Q&A session with the MA curators, students spent time with Michael Newall (Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art) and were set the task of designing a device which was either in favour of, or against distractions. After some brilliant ideas and discussions, students presented their ideas with clarity and conviction.
The afternoon was spent presenting their own exhibition from a range of archive prints where students had to theme an exhibition, select images, write an explanation and compose how the prints were going to be displayed. Students had the whole building to choose from for the location of their exhibition. Students then presented their exhibition to the rest of the group as well as MA students and a Senior Lecturer who asked them probing questions.
Students responded brilliantly to all tasks that were set of them and the general response was that they did not know just how much planning, teamwork and communication goes into putting on an exhibition. They had a fantastic insight into the world of curating, and we would like to thank Dr Eleen Deprez for organising the day for our students.