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No Unifying Demographic – HNC Fine Art

Students from Kensington and Chelsea College’s Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Fine Art are having their mid-year exhibition at the college’s Hortensia gallery on February 27th to show case their latest work. The show opens with a private view on the evening of February 27th and runs until March 7th.

The 27 students taking this intensive one-year post-foundation course will present a wide variety of work encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, installation and time-based media.

The title of the show is No Unifying Demographic which came about from a comment made by a gallery owner when the group visited the space in Vyner Street. It communicates the diversity of the students on the course with ages ranging from 19 to 60 they originate from more than eight different countries including Columbia, Australia, South Korea and Slovenia and all have different levels of experience and approaches to making work.

According to course director Brian Deighton, the show not only provides the students with the experience of organising and showing at an exhibition but also allows visitors to spot emerging talent. “This course always produces an extremely high standard of work and in the past students have gone on to attend some of the most prestigious art schools in the country such as Goldsmiths, Chelsea and Slade,” he said. “We hope attendees will appreciate the excellent work of these emerging artists.”

The tutors teaching the course include Erika Winstone, Jane Eyton, Mark Dean, Maria Zahle and Brian Deighton.

The names of the artists exhibiting are: Cheryl Abbey, Cinnamon Andrews, Roger Arnold, Venice Peik Azadi, Gillian Beal, Rebecca Bennett, Julie Bloom, Sophie Epperlein, Harry Gilliam, Paul Gundry, Neda Dana-Haeri, Caroline Holmes, Anita Kavaja, Jari Kennedy, Valerie Montgomery, Brian Morrow, Sarah Nazarko, Charlotte Osborne, Eugene Perera, Louis Selby, Mikyung Son, Victoria Stewart, Sean Swallow, Beryl Touchard, Dairo Vargas, Chris Wilson and Laura Zanini-Mazza.

For further information contact Sue White on 020 7573 5258 or s.white@kcc.ac.uk

Event: Private View for “No Unifying Demographic
Wednesday February 27th, 6-9pm
Hortensia Gallery
Kensington & Chelsea College
Hortensia Road
London, SW10 0QS