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Rochester Technical Show 2019: Showcasing artwork by UCA technical staff

Until 9 October 2019, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester presents Rochester Technical, an exhibition showcasing the work of the technical staff at UCA Rochester. Using a diverse range of expertise and a mix of different media, this exhibition recognises the creative talents of UCA’s technical staff and showcases the highly specialist skills and knowledge that supports UCA’s students and their creative education at UCA. 

© Maxine Bosman, Technical Tutor, UCA Rochester

‘Ballerina’. Image © Maxine Bosman, Technical Tutor

James Macintyre, a technical tutor in digital media at UCA Rochester, who will be showcasing his post-apocalyptic vehicles in the exhibition explained: “The exhibition hopes to showcase that we too are artists who enjoy the experience of making.

"UCA Rochester has technical staff with a diverse range of skills who are always willing to try something new, experiment and learn from each other. Many pieces of work are not within our usual UCA expertise. We would like our students to take this same mentality to venture outside their comfort zone to learn new practices and skills which could further enrich their learning. From knowing what we can also create as their tutors, they now have other learning opportunities they may wish to ask us about and explore."

© James Mcintyre, Technical Tutor Digital Media, UCA Rochester

‘Post-apocalyptic wasteland vehicles’. Image © James Macintyre, Technical Tutor Digital Media

James continued: “It is important to show our pupils that you should never stop being a student of something you enjoy and if they see something they want to know more about, to always ask questions to further their artistic journey and experience during and after studying at UCA. We hope the visitors to the show will have as much fun viewing the exhibits as we had making them.”

The technical staff appearing in the show include Rosie Melville, Technical Assistant; Fred Wyver, Technical Tutor; James Macintyre, Technical Tutor-Digital Media; Michelle Mills, Fashion Textiles Technician; Maxine Bosman, Technical Tutor; Simon Holland, Technical Tutor; Ali Byrne, Technician-Fashion Design; Chrissie Peters, Technical Tutor-Digital Media; Mark Wells, Resource Manager; Emily Medcalf, Technician - Fashion Textiles; Martin Verrier, Technical Tutor-3D Processes; Lorraine Hartness, Technical Tutor Fashion Pattern Cutter; and Robert Roach, Technical Tutor-Digital Media.

© Simon Holland, Technical Tutor, UCA Rochester

‘Dungeness Triptych’. Image © Simon Holland, Technical Tutor

© Fred Wyver, Technical Tutor at UCA Rochester

‘Help! Goblins are stealing my Jewellery!’. Image © Fred Wyver, Technical Tutor

Image © Rosie Melville, Technical Assistant, at UCA Rochester

'Untitled'. Image © Rosie Melville, Technical Assistant

Rochester Technical Show 2019 is on now until 9 October. For more details visit the UCA events page or follow @rochestertechnical


Header image: ‘Organdy Tessellations’. Image © Michelle Mills, Fashion Textiles Technician, UCA Rochester