Catching the Light

27 Jul 2016 – 27 Aug 2016

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Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am - 17:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 17:00pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

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Sidney Cooper Gallery

Canterbury, United Kingdom


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Catching the Light is the up and coming exhibition at Canterbury’s Sidney Cooper Gallery from the 27th of July to 27th of August 2016.


The Catching the Light exhibition explores a variety of artists’ wide-ranging fascination with the subject of light. Organised by Canterbury Christ Church University, the exhibition explores how light is used as a material to preserve the essence of place, time and experience; evoking feelings of nostalgia, wonder and otherness.

This thought-provoking exhibition sets out to survey light as medium in the practice of ten contemporary artists. These artists employ an exciting range of photographic practices and other media to explore their subject; from video based work, to pinhole cameras, sculpture and camera obscura. Their varied work each takes a different viewpoint on the fascinating subject of light and uses it as a new medium for art practice, looking at and interpreting the subject in an exploratory and often playful manner.

Alongside this Sidney Cooper Gallery is delighted to be hosting the RCA Fulldome Research Group as this year’s summer residency, supporting the development of artistic practice and research and learning through the arts. The RCA Fulldome Research Group investigates the creative, artistic and communicative possibilities of immersive fulldome projection spaces through practice-based research. FDRG is part of Information Experience Design in the School of Communication at the Royal College of Art, London and works in collaboration with Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London.

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