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Fine Art four immerse themselves in experimental social art project

Date 25.10.2018

Four Fine Art students from the University of Northampton have enjoyed an amazing opportunity to immerse themselves in an experimental social art project in London.

The quartet of postgraduates has been spending time at the Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall, joining a host of other artists, researchers, educators and architects for workshops on the production and publishing of slogans. The project, which was organised by University Associate Professor Andrew Hewitt’s art group, The Partisan Social Club, has resulted in a range of ‘social sculptures’ inside and outside the gallery.

The sculptures and documentation of the process will be exhibited until Saturday 24 November.

The four Northampton postgraduates who took part are Master’s students Chris Daubney and Bekki Herbert, Joanna Osieglewska and PhD student Kai Wang. In addition to working alongside others, they were also guided by the ‘Modern Architect’ AKA Sean Griffiths, Professor of Architecture, University of Westminster.

Chris said: “The knowledge, experience and interpersonal connections earned as a provisional member of The Partisan Social Club will be, without doubt, invaluable to me after graduation, when I will pursue doctoral and research opportunities in the fields of contemporary art practice and public sphere.”

Click here for a full account of Chris’s experiences.

Professor Hewitt said: “This live ongoing project has seen our students work within a larger emergent community of fellow students and arts professionals to problematise the politics of membership and collectivity. I think we all were all positively affected and perhaps even transformed through a process of speaking and listening to each other and committing to finding ways in which to collaborate.”

For more details, visit the gallery website.

You can also listen to a feature on the project by Resonance FM, below.