We are once again welcoming visitors to our annual MA degree shows, where the very best of postgraduate student work will be exhibited to the public.
The shows, which are free and take place throughout August and early September, will feature work from postgraduate courses across our four campuses, including Architecture, Crafts, Fashion, Design, Textiles, Photography and Fine Art, among others.
Exhibiting this year is MA Textiles student Amanda Wyatt, who focuses on sustainability and repurposing waste materials in her work.
She says: “As a designer and maker, I feel that I have a responsibility to recognise and address prominent issues such as waste. It’s clear that we are exhausting the Earth of its resources and my intention is to design and produce high-quality, desirable goods that are created from waste materials.
“My project, Lemniscata, utilises PVC laminated fabric that has been discarded from the marquee industry during the manufacturing process, giving it a renewed commercial worth. The PVC strips and processes that I have developed could be applied to an extensive range of disciplines including fashion and interiors.”
Ingchanok Sinudom, who is completing an MA in Ceramics, will be showcasing designs which explore the patterns and rhythms of nature.
“I was born and grew up in Thailand and, since moving to the UK, I’ve been fascinated by the changing seasons, and the different mood, colour and atmosphere that comes with each one,” Ingchanok says. “My design encompasses this idea as its form changes as the viewer moves around the work. I’ve combined the techniques of colour clay and painting with colour slip to make a pattern on the surface of the piece.”
MA Fine Art student Paul Smith is exhibiting his labour-intensive project which saw him recover a car that, some 30 years previously, had been driven over the top of the White Cliffs of Dover before crashing onto the isolated beach below. The wreckage of the Citroen CX Pallas, which had been buried in shingle and corroded by seawater, was melted and recast by Paul into an exact replica of the shovel used to recover the vehicle.
Epsom: 9-12 August.
Canterbury: 27 August, 29 - 31 August (10am-4pm).
Rochester: 27 August, 29 - 31 August (10am-4pm) at Canterbury.
Farnham: 30 August – 2 September (9.30am-5.15pm) 3 September (10am-4pm).