Landscape and Light
Students at University Campus Suffolk studying BA (Hons) Fine Art have completed a residency at a medieval hunting lodge in the Suffolk countryside as part of their studies. ‘Landscape & Light’ gave students the opportunity to create predominantly videos, in response to the landscape and buildings.
Course Leader David Baldry said “The wonderful location provided us an incredible reference point and genesis for new site-specific works made during the short space of a five day residency. Artist Lol Sargent supported the project and developed the technical aspects of the experience. The residency provided the opportunity for students to work alongside more established artists and to gain a valuable insight into making and presenting work within a limited period.”
Pauline Bickerton, hosted the residency at her home, Letheringham Lodge, and said “As an artist, my work is nearly always collaborative installations and this five day residency enabled me to work with 14 inspiring artists and create three collaborative pieces. It was a stunningly successful Private View and the work was seen and appreciated by over a hundred people. David Baldry and Jane Watt from University Campus Suffolk were incredibly inspiring facilitators and much recognition and thanks must go to them. I was overjoyed with the success of the project and look forward to making the event an annual collaboration. It has also inspired us to use this magical location for all number of artist residencies. Watch this space…”
Third year UCS student Emily Gooden who took part said "The residency afforded me the creative space and opportunity to create a new body of work exploring the positioning of the self in relation to the screen alongside an installation of print orientated works in beautiful rural surroundings. During the week I was able to expand my practice and develop my research into live printing which resulted in live streaming a work in progress during the week and performing the print live on the evening of private view. I have returned to my studio at UCS full of new ideas and approaches for work to develop towards my degree show in June 2016, CTRL-ART-DEL. "
To find out more about BA (Hons) Fine Art at University Campus Suffolk please visit www.ucs.ac.uk/fineart
Notes to editor:
About University Campus Suffolk (UCS)
I. UCS is currently a partnership between the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex, working with Lowestoft College, Great Yarmouth College, Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College. The development is also supported by Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.
II. Strong connections with local, regional and international employers ensures that all UCS courses are built with employability in mind – 93% of UCS graduates in 2014 went on to employment or further study.
III. UCS offers an attractive portfolio of courses within Applied Social Science, Arts and Humanities, Business, Health and Science at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This is complemented by a range of research in these areas.