Launched 26 June 2020
Flat38 Gallery are excited to be collaborating with the Canterbury School of Visual Arts (CSVA) at Canterbury College to host a virtual end of year exhibition.
The forthcoming show titled ‘BEDSIT’, will feature works made at home during the lockdown period by students who are currently studying, or have applied to study, at CSVA.
The Exhibition will include six separate ‘bedsit’ collections, each accommodating different levels and courses. The pieces occupying the rooms will embody both the concepts that the students have been developing and will address the current unparalleled situation, with themes of isolation, working from home and lockdown.
Head of Visual Arts at Canterbury College, Ben Kidger, commented: “The Exhibition is giving those who may not have a creative outlet to make work for a purpose, one that is linked explicitly to their current experiences.”
Photography and Graphic Design Technician at the College, Danny Whitcher, is working with Flat38 Gallery’s Founder and Curator, Claire Orme, to design the exhibition platform, digitally recreating an interpretation of the domestic gallery.
Once completed, virtual visitors to the Exhibition will be able to navigate between the six different ‘Bedsits’ to explore the students’ work.
Ben continued: “We have our whole team working on this, with our amazing Danny Whitcher producing the design and platform to showcase our students’ incredible work.
“The design is so important as it links perfectly to the curatorial theory behind the exhibition, and we’re looking forward to everyone experiencing the show.”