The Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury was founded in 1882 as the Canterbury College School of Art. The school was the first department to move to the suburban Ilam site in 1957. The Ilam 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.
The Ilam Campus Gallery is the main exhibition space at the University of Canterbury and is open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. It can be found in Block Two, at the Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury.
STUDENT SERIES 3
MIN-YOUNG HER, ORISSA KEANE, HANNAH PHILLIPS, ALICIA SKEAFF
13 - 27 SEPTEMBER
Ilam Fables is a collaborative exhibition centred around a set of original fables, illustrated through crafted objects and the treatment of the gallery itself as a tool and a material. As is characteristic of fables, Ilam Fables assesses the values of the actions and attitudes that surround us: from within the art school, and local art networks. At the same time, the show celebrates the whimsical and tactile potency of a trail of clues. These clues are offered to viewers in the form of ceramics, textiles, leadlights, sound and spatial interventions. Throughout Ilam Fables Keane, Phillips, Her and Skeaff foreground the show with generosity and the joy of making.
Min-Young Her, Orissa Keane, Hannah Phillips, and Alicia Skeaff are all fourth-year sculpture students studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts.