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Fine Arts – exhibition of year’s work

The School of Fine Arts invites you to come and see what their students have created over the course of the year…

The School of Fine Arts is a proud and highly regarded component of the University of Canterbury, producing over the years many artists who have gone on to make names for themselves both nationally and internationally.

Students are required to submit the studio work they have made over the course of the year.  This generally entails going into physical and mental overdrive in the last week of term to get artwork completed and clearing spaces of brown couches, moldering coffee cups and glasses from exhibition openings.

It is a V-fuelled week culminating in a pile of exhausted beings.  But the result is close to miraculous.  The School is transformed from a collection of seemingly chaotic and cluttered studio spaces to one large art gallery with enticing works at every corner.  We encourage you to come and have a look…

The SELECT exhibition is an opportunity for fourth year and postgraduate students to be part of a great event and potentially (if one of the three awardees) to become part of the UC art collection.

The exhibition opens from 5pm Tuesday 8 November (coinciding with Open Day) and runs till 8 December.  Again, we invite you to visit.

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Foundation Student Series 2016

Foundation is the product of the Student Series 2016 Gallery Residency – eight artists occupying Ilam Campus Gallery,  making work over four weeks.

Featuring: Amelia Stickland, Caitlin Clarke, Giselle Fortune, Kaela Marshall,Maia Abraham, Olivia Smith, Phoebe Hinchliff, Rubee Prattley–Jones
Curated by: Alice Bush, Matthew Joils and Jose Sanchez

Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFA, 17 August – 8 September 2016

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Student Exhibitions

Casting Room Exhibitions

Matthew Joils ‘Waiting’
Opens 5pm Tuesday 12 July, Block 3, SoFA
Exhibition runs till Friday 15 Julywaiting

The Casting Room, Block 3, School of Fine Arts, presents a series of week-long exhibitions by Ilam students. Openings take place at 5pm each Tuesday and run from 12 July – 8 September.

Exhibitions start with Matthew Joils: Waiting

Upcoming artists: Greta van Oyen, Marijke van Schaardenburg and Indira Force, Rubee Prattley-Jones, Donna Patterson, Amelia Stickland, Kaela Marshall, Grace Crothall and Abigail Meakin.
Check the Ilam School of Fine Arts Facebook page and website for updates.


Annual Sculpture Exhibition

Opens 6pm Friday 15 July, NEXT Gallery, 336 St Asaph St
Exhibition runs till Friday 22 Julycommon ground

Common Ground will engage with the re-emerging arts community of Christchurch and act as an open forum to facilitate general thinking and discussion about interaction with the arts.
The exhibition opens at 6pm Friday 15 July and will run for a week with a closing event at 6pm Friday 22 July.

There will be evening events held throughout the duration of the exhibition including discussions with artists, curators and lecturers. The gallery will be open throughout the week 11am – 4pm.


Student Series Exhibition

18 July – 8 September, Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFAg

This year’s Student Series will function as something between a show and a residency; an open studio set up in the campus gallery space that will reflect the function of the Fine Arts school as a whole. Artists will collaborate in the gallery over the course of four weeks to create an outcome: an exhibition which will run for a further three weeks. The gallery will be open to the public for the duration of the project, 9am-4pm weekdays 18 July – 8 September.

The Student Series Committee will be running periodic critiques, artist talks and events for the benefit of participants and the wider school throughout this period. For more information check our Facebook page: facebook.com/studentseries2016