School of Fine Arts exhibitions

Fine Arts gallery

The School of Fine Arts provides a range of public spaces for the University of Canterbury to stage a diverse range of arts and cultural programmes through exhibitions, performances and events for the promotion, education and enjoyment of the arts by the university and the wider Canterbury communities.

Ilam Campus Gallery

The Ilam Campus Gallery is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and can be found in Block Two, School of Fine Arts.

The Casting Room + Ir2 Gallery

The Casting Room, our student exhibition space, is located in Block Three, School of Fine Arts.

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Current and Upcoming exhibitions

Taste Nature
Sam Clague

ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY, BLOCK 2, SoFA, 6 June - 5 July 2018

Sam Clague - Taste Nature - Main image

Image: 'Don't look at the carpet, I drew something awful on it' (part), acrylic, enamel, plaster, nails, polystyrene, coffee grounds, banana skins, nicotine gum and pigment on carpet support, 750 x 750mm, 2018.

Taste Nature is a new body of work by Sam Clague.

Clague’s current practice is a method in coming to terms with the end of capitalism. He approaches this ultimate metamorphosis through the core notion of failure. Mutated, blanched, stripped, buried, amalgamated materials are aerated and turned like organic fertiliser to generate new forms representing a failed system.

‘I always wanted my works—whatever happened in the studio− to look more like what was going on outside the window.’—Robert Rauschenberg

Sam Clague is an artist currently practicing in Dunedin. Clague graduated with a BFA (First Class Honours) from Ilam SoFA in 2015, and has exhibited work at the UNSW Gallery (Sydney) and the Adam Art Gallery (Wellington).

Peter Ireland.

Visit our archives for images of previous exhibitions from the Ilam Campus Gallery, and The Casting Room + Ir2 galleries. 


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