An Open Call Exhibition throughout UCA public spaces showcasing work by students, graduates and members of staff at UCA Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester.
Since the end of March this year, we have all been forced to live our lives differently. We haven’t had the freedom to go where we like, to see who we like and to use the resources and spaces that are usually available to us. We have all had to adapt to living a more limited lifestyle and to be resourceful with our time, space and materials in our homes. This has led to a unique and vital period of reflection; on our own lives, on others’ lives and the world we are currently living in.
The enforced lockdown has changed the way we create. We have been challenged to adapt the ways we make and have produced new and innovative artworks that directly respond to our isolated circumstances. Creating a record of the different experiences of these unprecedented times.
From the 14th September, we are exhibiting the artwork that has been produced behind closed doors during lockdown contributed by UCA students, graduates, alumni and members of staff across all of our campuses. It offers an intimate insight into how we all have reacted in our own, individual ways, during these challenging times.
The exhibition will be open to internal UCA staff and students only. A digital exhibition catalgue of all artworks can be seen here.
Header image: Interior Space, Gemma Riggs