MA Fine Art Digital

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Every Friday look for an email from UAL Postgraduate Community listing events and opportunities for Postgrad students across the university, don't miss it!

Also loads of stuff on their blog here:

and announcements for Camberwell students are here

Politics of Code

Lumen/V&A Digital Futures evening at UAL Camberwell

16 May from 5pm

More info and RSVP => here

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Visit to Liverpool galleries - 10-11 May
details here:

Sound Arts visiting practitioner lecture series

this is based at LCC (London College of Communication one of the other other colleges of UAL)
all students are free to attend
details here:

Meural Student Award 2018 - Call for entries open until June 1st

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Upload one still or moving image artwork for free. Ask for the student code at

More info about this award here:

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Friday 26 January - 18.00 - 22.00
Tate Modern
Former student Terry Quinn and others from Camberwell are doing some stuff as part of this late night opening at Tate Modern. Terry is contributing to 'Technological Immersion' on the 4th floor of the main building.

Careers and Employability sessions for all students:

Loads of potentially useful sessions and information specifically designed for UAL students, see the PDF below for the exact content, dates and times:

The amazing story of Chinese contemporary art (so much more that just Ai Weiwei!)
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Stars exhibition and protest, Beijing 1979 - sign in the centre says 'we want artistic freedom'

At short notice we have an incredible opportunity of a conversation with Karen Smith about contemporary Chinese art.
Karen is one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese art from the late 1970s onwards. She moved to China from Britain in 1992 and works as a curator, art historian and Executive Director of OCAT in Xi’an. Karen’s experience of being directly involved in many of the significant events in Chinese art history over the art 25 years gives her a unique insight to this world.
In 2 hours we will attempt to put Chinese contemporary art in some context from the Cultural Revolution, through the strange, complex and multi-layered stories, to the current explosion in art.
This is an ideal way to penetrate the dense history and begin to grasp the exciting depths that are often hidden.
This session will include a presentation by Karen in the context of a round table discussion, chaired by Jonathan Kearney who also lived in China for several years.
Friday 20 October 14.00 - 16.00Camberwell College of ArtsRoom C134 Peckham Road (MA Fine Art Digital)
We will attempt to capture this session as well for future use.
Biographies:Karen Smith is a British art critic, curator and art historian specializing in contemporary art in China since 1979. She has written widely on the subject for numerous journals and exhibition catalogues, and is the author of many artist's monographs, including Ma Ke, Shi Jinsong, Jia Aili and others. She has also authored several books on China’s contemporary art scene and its history including As Seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists (Beijing World Publishing Corp., 2012/Commercial Press 2012) and Nine Lives: The Birth of Avant-Garde Art in New China (Scalo, 2006, Timezone 8, 2008). She is currently working on a history of the 1990s titled Bang to Boom: Chinese Art in the 1990s.

Karen has lived in Beijing since 1992. Her curatorial work includes numerous group and solo exhibitions for China's contemporary artists in China as well as abroad, including (with Simon Groom) The Real Thing at Tate Liverpool (2007), The Chinese: Photography and Video Art from China at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2004), Music to My Eyes at Today Art Museum, Beijing (2009), and Subtlety at Platform China (2008), as well as solo exhibitions for Liu Xiaodong, Ai Weiwei and Xu Bing in the US and the UK. In August 2012, she was appointed Executive Director of OCAT Xi'an.

Jonathan Kearney is a British artist, Course Leader for MA Fine Art Digital and Postgraduate Programme Director at Camberwell College of Arts. Having lived and worked in China, he maintains an ongoing engagement with Chinese contemporary art.

Art Fairs

October is a crazy month for art fairs in London:

The huge art fair is Frieze -

5–8 October 2017
If you have never been to Frieze you should even though it is very strange. It is a collection of the world's leading galleries selling as much art as possible but it does have smaller sections that can be more experimental and interesting.
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An alternative art fair where you actually meet the artists themselves is:

The Other Art Fair -

also 5–8 October 2017

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Brighton Digital Festival
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On the south coast about 1.5 hours on the train from London is a major festival of digital culture

Loads of events and exhibitions, and this 1 day conference looks very interesting: