Throughout the year, generous donations from alumni and friends help to fund a diverse range of activities that support the student experience and benefit the Goldsmiths community. In a new series of blog posts, we will share a selection of projects that demonstrate the difference these projects make at the College.
In 2018 with a team of fellow students and alumni, MFA Curating student Lucy Cowling produced a series of free open-to-all performative tool-building workshops at three renowned contemporary art spaces in London: PEAK, Kunstraum and Flat Time House. Bringing the work of current students into the heart of London’s art world, Lucy helped showcase the talent fostered in Goldsmiths’ creative departments.
The three events were unified by a publication, which also served as a standalone artwork developing skills to support students interested in curatorial practice such as writing for print media as an artistic and communicative tool. Due to the success of this project, Lucy intends to integrate publishing as part of her future work and has recently been appointed a Junior Fellow in Art at the new Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Arts on campus.
Lucy’s project engaged over 200 students, alumni and local people. She notes, “Being able to execute this project and see a direct impact in the community around me, has instilled faith that I have chosen the correct career path, so I can only say thank you for helping to make it all happen.”
The project was additionally supported by Arts Council England and Cockayne London Community Foundation.
Following on from this series and the relationships formed with institutions like Flat Time House, Lucy helped secure an internship opportunity for a fellow Art student in future.
Alumni and friends also generously support students facing financial difficulties and the provision of bursaries, scholarships and prizes. For more information or to make a gift, please visit our website.