James Hockey & Foyer Galleries at UCA Farnham
University for the Creative Arts
Whilst integral to the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham, the James Hockey & Foyer Galleries are public exhibition spaces. Delivering within the framework of Higher Education research and professional management, the exhibitions aim to enrich and engage an increasingly inclusive society in which the multi-cultural contribution of the arts is celebrated.
The arts and related media are fostered as a creative continuum with the programme embracing a diversity of disciplines and art forms. The presentation of work by school children, students, and amateurs from the community is balanced with projects showcasing arts professionals and specialists with a national and international reputation.
In addressing a wide range of audiences, the aim is to present work of lasting educational importance, which will invite participation and contribute to the public and professional debate. At the same time, however, a respect for the specialist appreciation of disciplines, media and techniques remains vital to the promotion of the arts at the Galleries.
Fundamental to the exhibitions is the outreach programme, which offers events attracting a broad audience from internal and external communities. Its aim is to cultivate the viewing public, practitioners and arts professionals of the future.
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Each year our students put on shows of their work. These are a great way for you to get a sense of the type and level of work undertaken by our students, and often feature a selection of the best work from each course. Displaying new work in art, design, architecture, media and communication, these showcase events give you the chance to spot the talent of the future.
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Sandy Hill Art Project 2013
Throughout April and May 2013 the UCA’s James Hockey & Foyer Galleries collaborated on a photographic project with the Sandy Hill Detached Youth Group, a second phase in the developing partnership between UCA’s Galleries and the Sandy Hill community. According to Youth Officer Tracy Scares, the previous Sandy Hill Art Project 2012 had lasting and positive effects on individual learning, the group and its dynamics.
This time, an initial visit to the Galleries to explore the photographic exhibition ‘A is for…’ by UCA lecturer Jason Oddy, was followed by a series of workshops at the Sandy Hill Youth Shed. The sessions were designed and led by Brighton based photographer and art educator Lindsey Smith offering approximately 45 young people (aged 11-19) the opportunity to develop new skills through taking photographs of their everyday environment.
This time round, the theme ‘A Day in the Life of…’ was explored through photography portraying the young people’s relationships within the Youth Group and highlighting elements of their everyday life.
The Sandy Hill Art Project 2013 will culminate in a final exhibition at the UCA’s Foyer Gallery in June 2013 where large scale prints, slideshows, audio recordings of interviews and short films will showcase the outcome of the workshops. The show and private view will be open to families, community and public. All are welcome.
Youth Officer, Tracy Scares:
“The workshops have given young people the chance to learn a new skill. They have been able to express their world as they see it through photography and gain an awareness of art and the different forms art takes.”
Kind thanks to supporters and sponsors of the project: artist Lindsey Smith, Kall Kwik Printers, The South Street Trust, and The Farnham Institute Charity.
- Any age
Steadily growing, the Sculpture Park at Farnham has been developed in the grounds and green spaces surrounding the University since 1998. Open to the public, the Sculpture Park exhibits works by sculptors with a national reputation, and by graduates and students of the University. The practice and appreciation of sculpture and the promotion of its role is reinforced through educational events.