Degree Show 2014



A celebration and showcase of emerging creative arts talent in Kent students from the University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art will present their annual Degree Show 2014 at the Chatham Historic Dockyard from 24th May 2014. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Featuring the work of 50 graduating BA and MA Fine Art students, collectively called ‘I AM Presents’, the show will continue its tradition of showcasing bold, exploratory installations, all created by University of Kent students.

I AM presents aims to encourage visitors to explore the potential of Medway as a hub for the creative arts. Through a broad range of artistic styles and an explosion of imagination, it will offer the public a fascinating insight into contemporary art practices and processes. It will feature peculiar works such as an installation which recreates the homes of serial killers, a paranormal investigator’s caravan, dust swans, and ranting wells.

New for 2014, the exhibition schedule will also include an Education Day where pupils at local schools and colleges are encouraged to see the work, take part in workshops, and undertake a tour of the University’s art facilities based at the Dockyard.

The official opening of the degree show will welcome special guest speakers Humphrey Ocean, renowned painter and Royal Academy Professor of Perspective, and Graham McKenzie, Artistic Director of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. It will also feature presentations by students from the University’s Creative Events Design and Production degree, as well as performances by students from its Music and Audio Arts course.

Opening May 24th (private viewing), the show is open to all and free to attend on May 25th, 26th, 29th May- 2nd June, 2014.

Entry is at the Historic Dockyard Chatham Visitor Entrance, via the Galvanising Shop to the Covered Slip 3, the Engineering Workshop and the rest of the exhibition.

Please contact the School Reception for more information. or telephone 01634 888 980.

The University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art is part of the Medway campus, and based at the Chatham Historic Dockyard ME4 4TY.