Finishing art school and continuing an art practice outside the institution can seem a daunting task. For third year BA Fine Art students, with only two terms lefts before they finish, life post-degree show is starting to loom on the horizon.
Chelsea BA Fine Art course leader Jeffrey Dennis and artist Holly Stevenson (MA Fine Art Chelsea graduate) have organised the first Chelsea College of Arts Eavesdrink – an event where current students can meet Chelsea graduates who have successfully continued their art practice in excitingly different and various ways.
Taking place Wednesday 11th February from 2 – 6pm, the event is a chance to meet Chelsea graduates to gain and share experience and insights to professional and academic life beyond graduation. The focus of this first event will be on graduates who have continued to work and study in London. The event will consist of a series of short talks by the guest speakers, followed by opportunities for students and guests to circulate and share advice in one-to-one mentoring conversations, openly ‘eavesdropped’ by other students.
Joining us will be Chelsea graduates, Laura Buckley, Sam Fish, John Hill (Lucky PDF), Ann-Marie James, Thomas J. Price, Mathew Sawyer and David Ben White alongside Hannah Breslin from SEE (Student Enterprise & Employability), current postgraduate students Ella Phillips & Julia Norris from MFA Fine Art Wimbledon and Rosemary Cronin & Jennifer Arboine from MA Fine Art Chelsea and Will Stevens and Michelle Cioccoloni, MA alumni from the Royal Drawing School.
The afternoon will insist on generous conversation. After listening to the guests’ presentations, attending BAs will have the opportunity to speak with the guests one-to-one, for advice about preparing yourself for postgraduate courses, work and survival.
More conversation over G&Ts, sandwiches and tea will follow. Places are limited – reserve your free ticket: Eavesdrink Ticket
Eavesdrink will take place Wednesday 11th February, Chelsea Banqueting Hall, 14:00 – 18:00
Organised by Jeffrey Dennis & Holly Stevenson, assistant organiser Isabelle Gressel.
Mean Reds press 1, courtesy of the artist Laura Buckley