Kent Artist Profile: Inside Kent

Today we received a printed copy of Inside Kent Magazine (October Issue) featuring a Q&A about one of our Graphics & Photography teachers Sarah. The article which showcases some of her many freelance projects as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator also includes a little bit about why she chose to pursue her career in teaching and her background in the subject. You can find it online here (Page 8-9) in its digital form, as well as inside printed copies which can be found in various venues around Kent.

A Family of Blogs

RIC News is a part of our blog trio which also includes our Visual Arts Blog, as well as our Film & Media blog.

The RIC Visual Arts blog is full of exciting updates from our Creative Arts Department, like our portraits created by GCSE & A Level students as their first project. News about the ever changing art world & in-house creative contests like our RIC Photo of the month.

Our Film & Media blog follows the journeys of our students’ work as well as everything that is happening within the department and courses.

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Flax, Fibres & Plant Dyes: Kent Cloth

Over the past year Francesca Baur (RIC’s amazing textiles teacher) has been working hard on an exciting project named Kent Cloth.

“Kent Cloth will take you on a journey exploring European Linen to discovering natural colour and fibres in Kent.”

The project brings together Francesca’s love of textiles and the Kentish landscape; through the creation of natural, local textiles that embraces local heritage and landscape. Francesca grew flax around different locations in Kent, including the public Visitor Centre garden at the gallery and the Pines Calyx. The flax yarn, spun from Kentish Flax is on show as part of the exhibition. Additionally, Francesca grew dye plants at the gallery and the Pines Calyx, all of which can be seen in the series of amazing textile works she created that explore the landscape of 4 different destinations in Kent. These are being showcased at Rochester Art Gallery until the 4th of January 2020, so make sure you visit! 

Read more about Kent Cloth here, and more Pictures here. 

 

Prestigious Film Award for Anna

Anna Cottrill, a Year 13 Film Studies student, has won the top prize in the ISA Film Competition with her film called ‘Irreversible’ .

The film won best short film in the Key Stage 5 category in the prestigious national competition for film and media students. The film is a non-linear creative short film filled with visual motifs and haunting music written and produced in response to the Eduqas Film Studies A level Component 3 brief: the narrative twist.

Anna, from last year’s cohort, had previously seen her film screened at Nucleus Arts in Chatham and at RIC’s 35 Year of Visual Arts exhibition at Sun Pier House. This competition win confirms that Anna has a winner on her hands. Here’s hoping the film can continue to cause a stir at many more festivals and screenings to come!

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