UNDEREXPOSED – a tribute to female artists

A version of this article also appears on the Studio 3 Gallery blog. In the space of ten seconds, how many female artists can you think of? Now repeat the same exercise but with male artists… Off the top of my head I counted four female artists – Artemisia Gentileschi, Barbara Hepworth, Marina Abramović and…

‘England’s Michelangelo’ comes to Canterbury!

To coincide with the Studio 3 Gallery’s Alfred Drury exhibition, the Beaney Art Museum in Canterbury – also a finalist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award in 2013 – has set up a small exhibition on yet another Alfred: that of Alfred Stevens. Dubbed ‘England’s Michelangelo’ this one room display features the…

An invigilator’s view: Alfred Drury and the New Sculpture

The first visitor of the day walks in through the heavy grey doors, a large rucksack on his shoulders. He gives a brief nod and a smile to the invigilator, a student at the university. The visitor peruses the gallery space, first skim-reading the introductory plaque, then moving onto Alfred Drury’s Portrait of Price Edwards…

Two-Faced Fame – celebrity or commodity?

Featured in Subversive Press and InQuire. For those of you who didn’t know, the University of Kent has a Print Collecting and Curating module specifically for final-year History & Philosophy of Art undergraduate students. The programme, currently in its 5th year, provides its students with an opportunity to organise and set up their own exhibition….

Resilience & Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art

When we think of Palestine, usually the first thing that comes to mind is the ongoing conflict between Israeli and Palestinian forces. We’d hear about the bombings in various parts of the state, about the numbers of people killed on its surface. Studio 3 Gallery’s latest exhibition is a celebration of the works of several…

Canterbury Galleries – Lilford to Sidney Cooper

While taking advantage of Canterbury’s wonderful, and rather short-lived, sunny weather, I decided to take a look at the Lilford Gallery on Palace Street the other day. Located just around the corner from Canterbury Cathedral, this lovely two-storey building housed a really neat collection of contemporary art, many of which are local artists.