UCA Archive Explored

UCA Archive Explored

A collection of archived material from The University for the Creative Arts campuses.

The collection includes Artist's Books, Rare Books and Books and Documents from the Working Press Archive. You can also follow us on:

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eventbrite.co.uk 02/02/2017

In our minds: using archives in your creative practice (talk)

Direct link to the National Archives Talk featuring UCA students and Staff who will discuss their experiences producing creative work in response to archive mental health records.


eventbrite.co.uk Join us and hear participants talk about their experiences in using a selection of mental health records held by The National Archives and University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and how they interpreted the theme and archives in their practice. The talk will include an overview of the In Our Minds P...

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 02/02/2017

In Our Minds Exhibition and Workshop at The National Archives.

The National Archives are running a Workshop and Talk related to the In Our Minds Exhibition which features creative work produced by UCA Students and Staff. Details on the blog.

ucaarchives.wordpress.com We are excited to announce The National Archives will be hosting a workshop and talk “Using archives in your creative practice” to be held on Tuesday 4th April 2017.  You can find full details and …

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 16/11/2016


In Our MInds Exhibition has opened at UCA Farnham Campus in the Elaine Thomas Library. Go check it out!

ucaarchives.wordpress.com The second part of the In Our Minds exhibition has opened in the Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham campus and will run until 10th December so please pop along and take a look. This touring exhibit…

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 22/09/2016

Building A Better World Exhibition

Excited to announce the start of Building A Better World Exhibition today in the Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham. More details on the blog.

ucaarchives.wordpress.com We are excited to announce the start of the Building A Better World Exhibition today 22nd September – 6th November 2016 in the Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham. Back in May 2016 the Archive colla…


The Conspiracy of Good Taste: the repression of C20th working class culture

Here's some working class artists who got in the history books because they were a group...


Building a Better World Creative Residency student interviews

Some student videos http://ow.ly/sGcp300uGpL from students participating in our artist in residency is available here

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 24/05/2016

Building a Better World – Day 4, 5, 6

Days 4,5,6 of our artist in residence with our activist archive, Working Press is here http://ow.ly/NZ9Y300uFYY

ucaarchives.wordpress.com The Building a Better World Creative Residency, has artist in residence Stefan Szczelkun at the fore, creator of the Working Press Archive. The...


Introduction to the Working Press Archive

An introduction to one of our fantastic activist arts archives, the Working Press, books by and about working class artists, 1986-1996 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd0Ro5XoazU&feature=youtu.be

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 11/05/2016

Utopia Resources

O Brave New World! Looking for your ideal world? Look no further than our Utopian resources. Particularly idyllic for Fine Art and Architecture...https://ucaarchives.wordpress.com/utopia-resources/

ucaarchives.wordpress.com Our Utopia resources cover a means of subjects, including architecture and Fine Art Utopia resources in the Gallery/Exhibition archive Utopia resources in Canterbury archives and special collection…

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 10/05/2016

Building a Better World – Artist in Residence, Day 1

Students are being inspired by our archives, within an artist in residence on the theme of 'Building a Better World'. Take a look at day one here! https://ucaarchives.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/building-a-better-world-artist-in-residence-day-1/

ucaarchives.wordpress.com The Creative Residency or Artist in Residency, is an initiative s internally funded by the University for the Creative Arts, and initiated by bookRoom, With Emmanuelle Waeckerle and Rebekah Taylor…


University for the Creative Arts Archive

Want to know what goes on in the archive? Here's a video created by one of our brilliant Media and Communications students. Thanks Csongor! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IMHlW253BY&feature=youtu.be

An overview of our archive

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 29/03/2016

Environment and Sustainability Resources

We are starting to develop our environmental archives - architecture and sustainability in our art school archives, including our Canterbury School of Architecture and Kent Institute archives. https://ucaarchives.wordpress.com/learningresources/environment-and-sustainability-resources/

ucaarchives.wordpress.com Research guides relating to the environment and sustainability Architecture and Sustainability in the Kent archives of UCA – Canterbury School of Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design and Uni…

flickr.com 08/03/2016

Women of Africa

Happy ! Take a look at our album on Women of Africa taken from the Diagram Group Archive. 119688205@N06/sets/72157663258089553" rel="ugc" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/119688205@N06/sets/72157663258089553

The Diagram Group/Diagram Visual Information is a cooperative group of graphic designers, writers, artists and editors. Diagram Visual Information Limited has been producing high quality graphic and text content for 50 years, including diagrams, charts, tables, maps and illustrations and the text to support them.



BBC iPlayer

Cutting edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography - explore the exhibition with Neelam Gill

aje.io 14/02/2016

Ai Weiwei covers Berlin venue with 14,000 life jackets

aje.io Latest installation by renowned Chinese artist highlights plight of refugees risking their lives to reach Europe.

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 12/02/2016

Freewheelers Inclusive Theatre Group

The Freewheelers Inclusive Theatre Group came to visit us yesterday - here are some pics of the event! http://ow.ly/Yfcp5

ucaarchives.wordpress.com On 11th February we were lucky enough to have Chris (film director) and and Matthew (actor) from the Freewheelers Inclusive Theatre Group come over...

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 04/02/2016

Girls on Film

Just like Duran Duran, Our Film Archivist blogs about our 'Girls on Film'...Find out more about representations of women in our Film collection https://ucaarchives.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/girls-on-film/

ucaarchives.wordpress.com As I continue to work my way through the UCA film collection I’m discovering more interesting subjects and themes. The films viewed this week have covered subjects as diverse as disability, educati...

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 03/02/2016

Stour Valley Arts Archive at UCA

We have a new fantastic Archive! The Stour Valley Arts archive, existing for 22 years (finishing in 2015), was a public arts organisation based in Ashford Kent, Kingswood, engaging the public in art through the context of the ancient woodlands. Key for curation, public arts, art development, environmentalism and sustainability. Located in Rochester. https://ucaarchives.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/stour-valley-arts-archive-at-uca/



BFI Flare

Are you an LGBT-identified filmmaker? BFI Flare LGBT Filmmakers’ Mentorship Programme, delivered with BAFTA and supported by Creative Skillset, is back for its second year!

theguardian.com 01/02/2016

Stem subject snobbery: a student’s view on why arts subjects matter

theguardian.com This 16-year-old says taking GCSE dance was the best decision she ever made – why is everyone so negative about it?

ucaarchives.wordpress.com 01/02/2016

Volunteering in the archives- MA Fashion,

Lorna, alumni, and MA Fashion at Kingston, talks about starting volunteering in archives with UCA at Epsom. Interested in finding out how art students can get involved with archives, or transferable skills we can offer? Email [email protected] https://ucaarchives.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/volunteering-in-the-archives-ma-fashion/

ucaarchives.wordpress.com Volunteering experience of Lorna Harrington, alumni of UCA As an MA Fashion student and volunteer at the Feminist Library, starting to work with the UCA archives has been an exciting project. I hav...

flickr.com 11/01/2016

Epsom Fashion Show 1988_016

What were Epsom fashion students wearing in Autumn/Winter 88/89? http://ow.ly/W9MD6

flickr.com Epsom Fashion Show 1988 Descriptions of students work. archives.ucreative.ac.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmVie...

flickr.com 09/01/2016

Augustine Five

Augustine in private and in public -zines and feminism http://ow.ly/W9Mmh

flickr.com This image remains copyright of Natalie d'Arbeloff and is for educational purposes only. Used here with her kind permission. Visit her website:...

flickr.com 08/01/2016

Augustine Six

Augustine is not in love! Zines and feminism http://ow.ly/W9MfR

flickr.com This image remains copyright of Natalie d'Arbeloff and is for educational purposes only. Used here with her kind permission. Visit her website:...

flickr.com 07/01/2016

Augustine Seven

Augustine and Identity - zines, feminism, and a sense of self http://ow.ly/W9MbU

flickr.com This image remains copyright of Natalie d'Arbeloff and is for educational purposes only. Used here with her kind permission. Visit her website:...

flickr.com 06/01/2016

Augustine Ten

Augustine is angry! Zines and feminism http://ow.ly/W9M6l

flickr.com This image remains copyright of Natalie d'Arbeloff and is for educational purposes only. Used here with her kind permission. Visit her website:...

i-d.vice.com 06/01/2016

dolce and gabbana launches its first hijab collection

i-d.vice.com They’re printed with Sicilian lemons, and come with matching lace abayas.

flickr.com 05/01/2016

jigsaw logo

Branding from Jigsaw, 1976 Communication Design magazine http://ow.ly/W9LLL

flickr.com Logo from Jigsaw - 2nd tear communication design publication from 1976 The idea of the paper was to produce, for a week, a publication which...

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