All images courtesy of the artists. UGO 0.2 Project Space | ELBLOK Publications. 

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> All teaching and technician staff working on the BA in Fine Art are practicing artists, makers and designers themselves, covering specialisms in a multitude of fine art practices.

 

The highly personalised nature of the course, allows for tutors and technicians to get to know your individual practices and offer tailored support.

> Jonathan Kelham is a multi-disciplined artist and researcher interested in the notion of a melancholic, romanticised Englishness. He studied Fine Art at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, graduating with a BA & MA. He is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Art Research. His current practice incorporates, drawing, digital imagery, film and animation, developing subjective utopian visions.

 

Recent projects include artist in residences at Camberwell School of Art and collaboration PLAYGROUND at the John Hansard Gallery. Jonathan has exhibited internationally including EXETER AFTERMATH Exeter Phoenix, city-wide participatory project PLAYDUNDEE with Generator Projects, Summer Fete at Ceri Hand Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts for Yuck n’ Yum and Disco Impossible in Zurich.

 

Jonathan is curator of UGO Project Space, a programme of large-scale public artworks in a billboard format. Part of the ACE funded British Art Show 8 Associate Programme.

BA FINE ART

LECTURER |  Neil Ayling

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> As viewers we’ve become adept at absorbing vast amounts of visual data, sifting through, selecting and rejecting in the blink of an eye or a swipe of the finger across the screen. Our reliance on the screen has developed into an affinity with the illuminated flat image. With my sculpture I hope to invert this phenomenon.

I use photography to capture specific vantage points of architecture. Our viewpoints have an inherent human scale, which identify with spatial interaction. With my camera I hope to capture the city’s physical construct that perhaps we take for granted. An intersection of architecture; a wall meets a floor, a ceiling or overpass supported by a beam or a pillar. So fundamental are these physical illustrations of weight, scale and volume that all it takes is a cropped image of two or three intersecting lines and we know it. Our familiarity is basic, and instinctive.             

                         

I explore ways to fragment and isolate the photographs of these sections of architecture. I cut and fold these images, looking for ways to restore three-dimensionality to the 2D image, creating new spatial forms that explore the relationship between image, structure and materiality. The image becomes a tool to decide scale, form, material and surface - all of which are defined through the making process.

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> Dr Matthew Bowman lectures in the Photography Department at Colchester School of Art.  His research focuses on twentieth century and contemporary art, criticism, photography, the art market, and philosophy in the USA and Europe. He is the author of numerous essays including 'The New Critical Historians of Art?' in James Elkins and Michael Newman (eds.), The State of Art Criticism (Routledge, 2008) and 'Rosalind Krauss' in Mark Durden (ed.), Fifty Key Writers on Photography (Routledge, 2013). 

An extended essay on Martin Heidegger s notion of de-distancing and its value for art historiography, titled 'Shapes of Time: Melancholia, Anachronism, and De- Distancing', was published in Amanda Boetzkes and Aron Vinegar (eds.), Heidegger and the Work of Art History (Ashgate, 2014).

He has two forthcoming books: an edited collection of essays titled The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (I.B. Tauris, 2018) and a monograph October and the Expanded Field of Art and Criticism (Routledge, 2019).

 

His principal research examines the interconnections between art practice and criticism, refusing to comprehend them as wholly separate activities. Of particular importance to this research is the increasingly entangled relationship between art and criticism in post-war North America and Europe. Philosophy plays a key role within his research, especially phenomenology and structuralism. 

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& SOCIAL HISTORY  | Dr. Sean O'Dell  

> Sean O'Dell read archaeology and regional history at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, where he gained his Master’s Degree with distinction. He successfully completed his PhD thesis (a study of twentieth-century working class leisure in Britain) with the Department of History, University of Essex.  In conjunction with lecturing at Colchester School of Art and the Centre for Local and Regional History, Sean’s current research interests sit within twentieth century social, political and cultural history.

PUBLISHED RESEARCH includes:

| O'Dell. S [2016] Historical approaches to seaside heritage in relation to the resort areas in the Tendring District of north Essex. Essex County Council Report.

| O'Dell. S & Munro. S. [2014] Stour Navigation Compendium, an online history of the River Stour Navigation. Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley Project.

| O'Dell. S. [2012] The 11th Volume of the Victoria County History of Essex, C. Thornton & H. Eiden (eds.), Boydell & Brewer, 2012, ISBN 9781904356394. Review published in the BALH Journal.

| O'Dell. S. [2012]  Holiday Plotlands and Caravans in the Tendring Districy of Essex, 1918 -, 2010, The Local Historian, Vol. 42, No. 2, May 2012. Published Paper.

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STUDIES  | Dr. Matthew Bowman    

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& CRAFT  | Terry Flower 

> Terry Flower studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College University of London and later studied for an MA in Photography at the University of Brighton. After graduating from Goldsmiths in 1986 he held the post of Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton until he took up his post as course Leader BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft  here at Colchester Institute in 2006. He has exhibited widely in this country in venues such as Laing Art Gallery Newcastle, Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne and Firstsite Colchester. He has also exhibited abroad in Holland , Belgium , Germany and Cyprus.

In 2005 he was one of seven international artists commissioned to create permanently sited sculptures for the ninth International Kunstsymposium, Thuringen, E. Germany. More recently in 2014 he exhibited at the Minories Gallery , Colchester.

 

Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 1986 I have been a committed teacher and practitioner, I divide my time equally between the two and feel one feeds into the other.  My theme is landscape, which is explored through sculpture, photography and bookworks. My work is a prompt, encouraging the exploration of the landscape around us. No place is mundane, each has some magic to offer and rewards those with time enough to pause and engage.  One does not need an exotic location to begin, it’s out there in the most ordinary of places happening every day.

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LECTURER IN

PHOTOGRAPHY 

CONTEXTUAL

STUDIES  | Dr. Matthew Bowman    

KEY RESEARCH

Developing a contemporary practice that considers photography’s heritage and includes alternative techniques.

PUBLICATIONS

| Klencher, M. [2012] Photography’s Diversity in the Age of Digital Reproductions.

>Mike Klencher was born and raised in the Southwest of Germany. Settled in England in 2002 and studied Photography under Dr Nicola Foster and Heike Loewenstein. Assistant teaching role at Summer Academy Venice in 2009 with Sissa Micheli. Since 2004 Mike is teaching photography, initially for charitable organisations supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2012 Mike works at Colchester Institute teaching across FE and HE provisions and apprenticeships. Current projects include investigations into the rural landscape encapsulated by a man-made environment.  In 2016 Mike launched the Ginnel Foto Fest in Ipswich, the smallest photo festival. Since 2017 the organisation transformed into a constituted community organisation and continues to provide alternative exhibitions and events.

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  | Michael Klencher   

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FREELANCE ARTIST & GALLERY OUTREACH

 | Jane Frederick 

> Looking for Ghyka is the title of my recent body of paintings and drawings which reflects my enduring fascination with painting, architecture and formal gardens created during the Baroque period.

For over a decade I have adopted the role of the early 20th Century ‘Garden Seeker’ visiting and responding to important examples of Renaissance and Baroque houses and gardens across Europe, and have amassed an archive of recollections in the form of drawings and photographs.

Jane Frederick has taught drawing at Colchester School of Art for over two decades and has a wealth of experience encouraging drawing development at all levels of experience. Passionate about making drawing accessible to all, she regularly runs gallery based workshops for complete beginners as well as experienced artists, most recently co-ordinating ‘The Drawing School’ at The Minories Gallery and master-class portrait workshops at Firstsite in Colchester.

 

Jane’s work is currently stocked in The Minories Gallery shop.

 

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