University of Kent Interview

Interview with MA Fine Art alumnus Matt Bray, co-founder of the Medway Print Festival 11 June 2018 Drawing in the snow at dockyard during MA. Photo by Gaz Bray   Matt Bray is a practising artist, freelance curator and arts consultant, who graduated from SMFA in 2012 with an MA Fine Art. He co-founded the…

Material Conversations

My practice has always been restricted to 2d, but for many years I have wanted to explore sculpture. For whatever reason I have not been able to find a way into doing so; I seemed to have some kind of mental block that prevented me from entering the round. As a way in, I decided…

Sick! Exhibition

This project first started 2 years ago with a conversation between myself and my very good friend Zara Carpenter. Since then we had Rikard Österlund and Xtina Lamb join us to help shape and complete our vision. We were awarded funding by Arts Council England with extra support from Medway Council. I was the project’s…

Scene report: Medway

close knit community punches above its weight commissioned by a-n.co.uk Medway has been reinventing itself since the closure of Chatham Dockyard in 1984, and one of the primary engines of that change has been its vibrant community of artists. The cultural landscape is ad-hoc and independent; most projects are artist-led, although frequently supported by Medway Council and…