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Return of the Exhibition - CSVA End of Year Show

After a brief hiatus last year, Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College were able to produce a physical end of year show, which launched on Saturday 19 June.

The show consisted of three exhibitions;

  • Reset Level 1 & 2 – Palette Gallery
  • Reset Level 3 - Old Monsoon shop, Whitefriars, Canterbury
  • Contrast – Old Accessorize shop, Whitefriars, Canterbury

The spaces hosted a wide variety of students work, including sculptures, fashion and textiles, fine art, photography, and graphic design projects that students had been working on throughout the academic year.

The exhibition was produced to be a COVID-safe event, meaning that members of the public could enjoy the art on display in a safe way.

As always, the exhibition culminated with a private gallery viewing, giving students the opportunity to enjoy each other’s work and to celebrate a year of hard work. As part of the private viewing, Fashion and Textiles students organised a catwalk show that included students modelling their creations.

In his closing speech, Head of Visual Arts, Ben Kidger said, “I’m very proud of the students’ resilience. The pandemic caused a struggle that meant they could have quit at any time, but everyone showed tenacity. The fact that the students have got to this point is amazing as they have faced a lot of challenges.”

To finish the exhibition, some students were awarded special recognition. Recipient of the ‘Inspiration to Others’ award, Kieran Ralph, said, “Although this year has been a struggle, the tutors have been amazing. I would not have got through the year without their support. The course has been great, and I would recommend it to anyone.”

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