ACCLAIM FOR FALLING AWAY: CATHERINE YASS AT AMBIKA P3

BASS CULTURE UK IN GREAT BLACK BRITISH PODCASTS

technē STUDENTSHIPS AT CREAM

CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media), University of Westminster, is a world-leading centre and pioneer in practice-based, critical, theoretical and historical research in the broad areas of art, creative and interdisciplinary practice. 

CREAM runs a dynamic programme of exhibitions, screenings  and talks throughout the year. CREAM researchers take part in wide ranging academic and public engagement activities, reflecting the diversity and international scope of our research culture. For upcoming programmes visit events.

Doctoral Programme

The CREAM doctoral programme hosts a thriving international community of researchers exploring issues in art and design, film, photography, moving image, ceramics, cultural studies, art and technology/science, and music.

ACCLAIM FOR FALLING AWAY: CATHERINE YASS AT AMBIKA P3

The exhibition FALLING AWAY: Catherine Yass at Ambika P3 continues to gather acclaim in its closing week. Celebrated as one of the top five exhibitions in London, the exhibition provides an overview of over two decades of work by the celebrated artist for the first time in London.

“Taken as a whole, Falling Away creates a pervading sense of vertigo.  Each work is in its way physically disorientating, insinuating a sense of peril that builds progressively.  At the same time, the works suggest the destabilisation of some of the institutions that have defined the country since the Second World War, and the inexorable progress of free market economics.  Astonishingly, the exhibition runs for only one month, so there are only a couple more weeks to see this brilliantly curated show of work that is complex and subtle in its discourse and visually breath-taking as an experience.”

– Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society

Watch here a preview of a new video interview with Yass discussing her work with CREAM researcher George Clark.

Extract of video interview with Catharine Yass

The exhibition curated by Michael Mazière and Davide Deriu, is a collaborative project between the School of Arts and the School of Architecture and Cities.

Ambika P3
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Tuesday–Friday, 11am–7pm
Saturday–Sunday, 12–6pm

Read reviews of the exhibition here:
Contemporary Art Society
FAD Magazine
Time Out London

BASS CULTURE UK IN GREAT BLACK BRITISH PODCASTS

The Guardian newspaper selected Bass Culture UK – How Bass Music Shaped British Culture as one of their five great Black British podcasts, describing it as a ‘perfect example of podcasting proving its value by providing distinct and deep access to stars’.  

The podcast is developed by Mykaell Riley, Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded project Bass Culture and Director of the Black Music Research Unit. It explores the impact of genres like ska, reggae and dub in the UK; starting in the 1960s, the development of British variants of dub poetry, two-tone and lovers rock and through to the present-day. Through a collection of interviews, Riley speaks to musicians whose music has influenced and continues to impact British pop, such as Paul Gilroy, Ras Kwame, Janet Kay, Dennis Bovell and Don Letts.  

Bass Culture is a research project exploring the impact of Jamaican and Jamaican-influenced music on British culture.  

Listen to the latest Bass Culture UK – How Bass Music Shaped British Culture podcast here.

technē STUDENTSHIPS AT CREAM

CREAM is now accepting applications for the AHRC-funded technē Doctoral Training Partnership, beginning in Autumn 2022.  

technē supports outstanding students pursuing the ‘craft’ of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches across a range of the arts and humanities. The University of Westminster is one of the nine universities that make up the technē consortium. 

As well as financial support, technē offers a developmental framework for doctoral researchers across the collaborating institutions, with research training, supportive community networks, professional and public engagement opportunities and a space for both independent and collaborative scholarship. 

The studentships include maintenance and fees for 3.5 years for a full-time student; or 7 years for a part-time student at 50% of the full-time studentship level each year (pro-rata if you have already started your PhD). Studentships are open to students who have already started their doctoral study but they must have at least 50% of the funded period of an AHRC award (usually 18 months full time) remaining at the time they start their scholarship. 

International students are eligible to apply for studentships but will be expected to pay the difference between the home and international fee rate themselves (as the studentship will only cover fees at the home rate, plus the stipend).  

The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 3rd December 2021. Interviews will be held week commencing 17th January 2022. 

For further information on applying for technē studentships and funding opportunities for graduate research, please follow links to our Doctoral Programme.  

For more information on technē and the kinds of projects it funds, please see: techne.ac.uk