MA Students Shine at Cheriton Light Festival

The cold winter evenings didn’t put off the 3,500 or so visitors to this year’s Cheriton Light Festival in Folkestone. A bi-annual event, UCA staff and students have participated since it’s inauguration in 2013. Organised by award-wiining public arts company, Strange Cargo, eight MA Fine Art and Curatorial Practice students, along with a number of our MA alumni, developed new works for this year’s festival. Highlights included Nozomi Watanebe’s constellation of meterological weather balloons configured to mimic the night sky and illuminate Cheriton park, and Daniel Tollady’s kaleidescope workshop, titled ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’, which allowed the general public to build their own kaleidescopes and images and project images of the light festival at a number of locations throughout the town. A wonderful success, this year’s festival offered our students another a great opportunity to develop commissioned work for public spaces.

 

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